Photographer's Note

The Monti Simbruini are a mountain range in central Italy, part of Apennines, on the border between the Lazio and Abruzzo regions. They border with the Monti Cantari and the Ciociaria.The name derives from the Latin sub imbribus ("under the rain"). They are also popularly known as "Rome's Alps". The highest peak is the Monte Cotento (2,015 m).The River Aniene has its source within in the range.The Regional Park of the Monti Simbruini was founded on January 29, 1983. It includes also the Monti Cantari, with an area of 300 square kilometres including the comuni of Camerata Nuova, Cervara di Roma (Campaegli), Filettino, Jenne, Subiaco (Monte Livata), Trevi nel Lazio and Vallepietra.A characteristic protected area of the Apennines, with two thousand meter high summits, vast beech tree woods, large karstic plateaus, spring waters ("sub imbribus", under the rain), scattered with small towns (the seven Park Municipalities) rich in ancient historical and artistic evidences. The regional park of Simbruini Mountains covers an area of about 30,000 hectares between the Aniene valley in the west/north-west, the Sacco valley in the south-west, the border with Abruzzi in the east (Simbruini Mountains of Abruzzi and Carseolani Mountains), and Ernici Mountains in the south-east.

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Additional Photos by Valter Palone (bayno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
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