Set up in 1988, the Monterano Nature Reserve protects one of the most representative and unspoilt areas of the "Tuscia Romana" between the Tolfa and Sabatini mountains (covered by another protected area).
After its borders were extended in 1993, the Reserve (today visited by thousands of people from all over Italy and Europe, attracted by its natural scenic beauty and the ruins of old Monterano, location for dozens of films) now covers just over 10.8 km² (4 sq miles) with a great variety of habitats and an abundant biodiversity.
Wooded hills, volcanic gorges with typical vegetation and rare ferns, meadows and pastures with their typical plants and animals, crossed by a river, the Mignone, designated as one of the Sites of Community Importance representing the natural heritage of the entire European Union as part of the Nature 2000 Network.
photo: Voigtlander Ultron 21mm
original size: 25000x12500