L'itinerario ha inizio dallo splendido borgo di Villavallelonga a 1005 metri d'altezza, nel cuore del Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise. Da piazza largo Fontana, nei pressi del municipio, ci si tiene a destra per imboccare via Canale in direzione sud; dopo 100 metri, si gira a destra e si raggiunge l’ingresso del Museo dell'Orso che merita senz’altro una visita.
Chamois Wildlife Area - Pacentro (AQ)
In Pacentro, the Majella National Park has created the new wildlife area of the Apennine chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata). It is a fundamental step in the path of conservation of this species, symbol of the Italian fauna, even more relevant because the project was carried out in the Morrone Mountains thus giving new impetus to an idea of territorial development, centered on the enhancement and recovery of the environmental resources in this important area of the Park. The wildlife area is located in Pian dell'Orso, a few kilometers from the inhabited center of Pacentro, and can be reached via the S.R. 487 (S. R. stands for “Strada regionale” i. e. Regional road.) following it in the direction of Passo San Leonardo. It covers a total area of approximately 28.5 hectares and is divided into four enclosures of different sizes, one of which is intended for the acclimatization of the animals. The environment where the structure was built is particularly suitable for the species: it ranges from 1000 meters above sea level in the lowest part, up to 1400 meters where the fence reaches the most suggestive and typical cliffs of the places where it usually lives the chamois.
The wood is punctuated by small clearings where animals can safely feed. The area also has an info point as well as an area for veterinary activities and a warehouse.
Per informazioni: www.parcomajella.it