Travel and Culture in Umbria
A really pleasant place, which is open to the public all year round, is Regina Margherita Park, realized by Alfonso Brizi in the 19th century. It is a wonderful composition of overlapping terraces, lanes and groves, which include a theatre and a little lake.
Besides the park, you have the possibility to admire the beautiful landscape of Umbra Valley from Rocca Maggiore’s bastions.
From here you can enjoy wonderful sunsets and a sense of peacefulness, given by the mystic atmosphere that you can breathe right here.
Mount Subasio Park is certainly the historical and natural core, where all the spiritual characteristics of Umbra Valley and of its center Assisi melt together.
The boundary of Mount Subasio and the park is marked by river Tescio to the North, while the stream Chiona marks the South-West boundary of the area.
The top of the mountain is mostly flat, while its slopes are covered by important lines of trees, which compose three different zones: the first one is made up of olive trees’ cultivation, the second one is formed by a natural Turkey oak and sessile oak vegetation and the third one is made of high forests of resinous plants and of grazing land.
The variedness of the natural environment gives shelter to a varied fauna. In fact the wolf has occasionally been seen here, we have had some news about the golden eagle since 1960 and the wild cat, the badger, the fox, the stone marten and the wild boar live here too.