Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Mount Terminillo: The Giant Protecting the Sacred Valley
The remains of Saint Francis are preserved in a grandiose Votive Temple on Mount Terminillo. Lush nature abounds all around. Majestic beech groves, stretches of junipers and deep valleys like the Scura Valley make this an ideal place for excursions, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing.

The bold peaks offer the perfect environment for rock climbing, ice climbing and extreme skiing.
Mount Terminillo is dominated by an uncontaminated nature where wolves and eagles have returned to make it their habitat. The tourist facility was built in the 1930s and it soon became one of the most popular skiing resorts for Central and Southern Italy.

Mount Terminillo is the highest mountain in the Lazio Apennines (2216 m) and is situated in the southern part of the Rieti mountain range, bordered to the south and east by the Velino Valley. The Terminillo ski resort, made up of Campoforogna and Pian de’ Valli, is the most important and best equipped in central Italy. Since the road is always passable and public transport is good, it can be easily reached not only from Rome and Rieti but also from Perugia, Ascoli and Pescara. The skiing complex is spread out over the Terminilletto and Terminilluccio slopes and has 15 ski-lifts going up to 2105 m. Pistes of varying difficulty run down from this height with a total distance of 40 km. We would mention the black run “Valle dell’Inferno”, the red run “Cardito nord”, “Giusti” and “Cinzano” in particular. For cross-country skiers there are three circular routes of 5, 7, and 10 km at Campoforogna. The favourite places for Alpine skiers are the peaks of Mount Cambio (2084 m) and Mount Terminillo. Après-ski facilities include mini-golf, volleyball court and five-a-side football pitch, craft shops, cinemas, pubs, pizzerias, restaurants and discos. Amongst local specialities, we recommend the bucatini all’amatriciana, roast kid, roast lamb, and pecorino and ricotta cheese.


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