Altopiano delle Rocche
The “Altopiano delle Rocche” is a karsk platau that lies in the central Apennine in the heart of Abruzzo in the province of L'Aquila, municipalities of Rocca di Mezzo, Rocca di Cambio and Ovindoli. The mountain territory is characterized by vaste pastures and forests and lies between the Velino Mountain in the North-West and the Sirente Mountain in the South-East in the Regional Park of Sirente Velino. From a geological point of view the plateau is characterized by interesting karsk phenomenons, such as sinkholes, ponors and caves. The North-East sides of the surrounding mountains are covered with beech forests and the plateau has no wooded vegetation but is covered with typical mountain fields.