A land of fairies, necromancers
and all sorts of other horror stories, that i
show the sibillini were depicted in the XV-XVI
century in Europe. They were the kingdom of the
mythical ancient seer Sibilla Cumana.
A lovely woman, yet some believed she was “associated
with the devil”. This is the area where
the “Demonic lake of pilato” was supposed
tobe, where the tradition tells us Ponzio Pilato
disappeared, dragged around by a herd of buffalos.
A world of fantasy and wilderness, that has always
given inspiration to the fears and dreams of many
famous writers. Andrea da Barberino in “Guerrin
Meschino” in1409, wrote about the brave
warrior in search of his ancestors The french
writer Antonine de La Salle or Hermelin that called
the Monte della Sibilla the Venusberg, because
it hosted Vulcano’s wife and some dark spirits.
Really, the Sibillini mounts are just a limestone
rock mountain with more than twenty peaks above
2000 meters high..
Seventy thousand hectars, 18 municipalities,
of wich 13 have their main town within the National
park, a population of over 16.000, natural and
historical- architectural beauties of international
value: this is the Monti Sibillini National Park.
A park full of medieval towns and villages with
relevant monuments and places of historical and
architectural relevance. Among those, the town
of Visso, the sanctuary of Macereto; the church
and square of San Benedetto in the centre of Norcia;
the San Eutizio Abbey in Preci, the old castle
walls in Montemonaco; the extraordinarily well
preserved historical towns of Montefortino and
Amandola; the XIII century fortification of Arquata
A park that holds all the traditional values,
building a strong cultural , historical and environmental
identità, a basis for a rational and lng
standing development of the area.
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