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Civitella Alfedena

Getting to Civitella Alfedena, one of the smallest villages in Abruzzo, means letting yourself be fascinated by the harmony of its architecture and the atmosphere of the center, among narrow streets and old stone houses, tell stories of past centuries and invite you to get lost in their archaic magic. But if the country enchants with its ancient beauty, the territory that surrounds it amazes for its rich nature, colors and scents: behind Civitella stretches the amphitheater of Chamois, at its feet the beautiful lake Barrea. A fundamental aspect of this territory is the Museum of the Apennine Wolf, which illustrates the ecology and ethology of this beautiful animal and the history of its relationship with man.


Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67030

Prefisso: 0864

Altitudine: 1121m


41.7662808, 13.9085989

Established in 1976 within the Visitor Centre of the Park, it is a point of reference for the knowledge of the fauna area of the wolf. It illustrates the biological characteristics of this species, its living conditions in relation to the climate of the different seasons, the history of its difficult relationship with man.

The Museum is a place of study and documentation on the phenomenon of transhumant sheep-farming, a key sector of the local economy and of the whole of Abruzzo until the recent past. Interesting explanatory panels illustrate synthetically, but with great didactic effectiveness, the various historical, social and cultural aspects and the systems of life and work.

"The blue veins of the Earth", with this name, Villetta Barrea and the Ente Parco Nazionale D'Abruzzo, wanted to emphasize the importance of water by creating a museum. The structure is equipped with 12 panels that exhaustively explain both the water system of the Park and the typical aquatic flora and fauna.

La Camosciara is the area of greatest naturalistic and landscape interest in the whole territory of the Park. The reserve offers the unusual spectacle of the absolute dominion of nature; its amphitheater, with its dolomitic appearance, has always been the wildest place in the Abruzzo National Park. It is here that all the animal species of the Park live in freedom: Lupo Appenninico, Camoscio d'

In the heart of the Abruzzo National Park and among the pristine peaks of the Apennines, there is the Lake of Barrea, which overlooks three delightful villages: Barrea, Villetta Barrea and Civitella Alfedena.

Natural reservoir of morainic origin, elliptical in shape, about 150 m long and 200 m wide. It is located at an altitude of 1818 m., northeast of Mount Greco and is the second largest lake in the Apennines. Since 1972, it has been part of the State Nature Reserve Lake Pantaniello.