Parco Regionale del Monte Cucco

National Park in Umbria

Wildflower-speckled meadows, gentle slopes brushed with ancient beech, yew and silver fir trees, deep ravines splashed by waterfalls and karst cave systems and a snow-capped hump of a mountain, the 1566m Monte Cucco, Parco Regionale del Monte Cucco offers plenty of enticing landscapes to pure outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to its natural beauty, the park beckons outdoor escapades – get the lowdown on everything from its 120km of marked hiking trails to mountain biking, hang-gliding and cross-country skiing on the web site.

For more info, pop in the Museo delle Grotte e dell'ambiente Carsico del Parco in Costacciaro, a geological museum which functions as a park visitor centre as well.