Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini

Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini is a park with a view... and, what a view!

Back in 2012, we were on our way to visit yet another remote Italian town when we came upon Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini in the Sibillini mountain range. It was gorgeous and a good reason to stomp on the brakes and check it out.

 The area was established as a national park in 1993 in an aim to safeguard the environment. The park encompasses 172,973 acres of rolling hills spreading across the regions of both Umbria and Marche with views as far as the eye can see. It’s breathtaking. 

It’s an area popular with cyclers, paragliders, hikers, and tourists looking for a good excuse to stop and enjoy the scenery. We just happened to have Italian snacks and wine with us, which made for a great spur of the moment picnic.

Evidently, the area was home to those in the past who appreciated its remote magical beauty and panoramic vistas. We found a great fixer-upper that we considered, but hubby nixed the idea - Home Depot was just too far away for the many remodeling needs we would have.

Strolling around Sibillini Park feels as if you are in a heavenly place. Even signs in the sky let you know it's a place that's been touched by God. For us, it started out as just another day of driving around the Italian countryside, but ended up being a beautiful day to remember...and share.

- Nina Spitzer

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