Sibillini National Park is a located between Umbria and Marche on the east coast of Italy. This mountain range, part of the central Apennines, is beautiful for a visit. This is an excellent park to drive through for its scenery. There is a great hike, to the summit of Mount Vettore, it’s tallest peak. The best time to visit is between May and July when the flowers are blooming.
Places to See:
This beautiful turquoise lake is a popular summer retreat. Perfect for a swim!
The main town in Sibillini has a small market and shops. This is a great place to stock up on some groceries or stop for lunch.
A charming village that rises up above this stunning valley and is filled with flower fields. Mount Vettore looms over at the end of the valley. This is great place to stop for lunch or have a coffee and walk around the village before setting off to hike Mount Vettore.
The tallest peak in the Sibillini Range, Mount Vettore, is a great day hike. This is an excellent way to get different views of Sibillini National Park. On a clear day it is possible see the Adriatic Sea. The trailhead begins shortly after National Park sign.
Distance: 6.3 miles return (10.2 kilometers)
Elevation Gain: 3,192 feet (973 meters)
Time: 3 hours 12 minutes
The initial part of this hike is the hardest section, as it is quite steep. After a mile, the elevation gain becomes more gradual. Eventually be able to see over both sides of the mountain range. Near the summit is a small shelter.
The final stretch to the top is steep, yet only a 20 minute climb. At the summit stands two crosses, one still erected, and another that was struck by lightning and bent half way.
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Visited in September 2015.