Our network: News & Events | Latest news | Guides | Hotels | Homes
Sunday 4 October 2015
Italiano English Deutsch Français Español

Park of Mount Subasio

Email this page | Printable

The Park of Mount Subasio is formed by the mountain system of the same name that delimits towards north-east and dominates the Valle Umbra from its 1290 m of height.

The Subasio is the 'Monte de Assisio' because Assisi and its mountain live a sort of symbiosis lasting since antiquity. The entire historical centre of Assisi lies within the Park.

The town has been built with the rose rocks of its mountain and during centuries derived all its resources from there: building material, wood and pasture products, determinating this way the geomorphological and vegetational aspect of the Subasio.

The vegetation of the slopes of the Subasio is divided into three belts: the lowest is characterised by olive-tree cultivation which extends from Spello to Assisi on one side and from Costa di Trex to Armenzano and San Giovanni on the other side.

The intermediate wood vegetation comprehends Turkey oak, minor oak, hornbeam, flowering ash, maple, beech and ilex; the third belt is formed by pastures up to the level top which shows evident Karst phaenomena and which contrasts with the steep slopes of the eastern side.

Although hunting and shooting is banned since decades the fauna is rather poor: from time to time the wolf is signaled and until the ‘60ies there were nestings of the royal eagle and the quail. The actual conduction of the mountain favours the new colonisation of the gray partridge, the wild cat, the squirrel, the woodpigeon, the magpie, the jay, the hedgehog, the badger, the fox, the weasel, the beech-marten and the wild boar. Among the birds of prey, specially on the eastern side, are present the buzzard, the goshawk and the horned owl.

The roads crossing the Park are essentially those which link the historic centres of Assisi, Spello, Nocera Umbra and Valtopina with the minor settlements on the mountain.

Leaving Assisi from Porta Perlici first on the SS. 444 Assisana, then turning to the right, you get to the Park’s headquarter at Ca’ Piombino, continuing you climb up to Costa di Trex from where you reach Spello via Armenzano, a perfectly round fortified settlement, San Giovanni and the fortified village Collepino, from where you may get back to Assisi on the summit road which links Spello to Assisi on an ancient track.

This wonderful panoramic road leads the tourist to the Sanctuary of Madonna della Spella near Spello and to the Eremo delle Carceri, the Abbazia di San Benedetto and the summit meadows “degli Stazzi” on the Assisi side.

Along the road you will find the Mortaro Grande and the Mortaro Piccolo, dry dolinas near to the top, which in the past centuries have been used for the production of ice by pressing the snow which thus lasted until summer.

Besides these car-roads there are a lot of trekking and horse-tracks departing from the villages of Costa di Trex, Armenzano, San Giovanni and Collepino, and leading as well to the summit meadows.

For information contact the Park’s headquarter at Ca’ Piombino (Assisi), Tel. +39 075.8155290 Fax +39 075.8197395 Mobile +39 339.7743826 - +39 338.5664463 E-mail foxilgump@libero.it Website www.gumpassisi.it



  General information
Pope's arrival in Assisi and visit the Serafico Institute 
Pope Francis visit and prayer in the Porziuncola 
Pope Francis meeting with the youth in Santa Maria degli Angeli 
Pope Francis visit in the Shrine of Rivotorto and in the Shack of St. Francis  
Assisi World Heritage 
Associations & Groups 
Tourist Guides and visit guided in Umbria 
General travel tips 
Useful - emergency numbers 
Weather information  
Lyrick Theatre Assisi 
Metastasio Theatre Assisi 
Local opening times 

  Transport in town
Streets of Assisi 
Traffic restrictions 
Parking Mojano, historic centre 
Parking (others) 
Buses & Taxis 
Town map 
How to reach Assisi by car 
How to reach Assisi by Train  
How to reach Assisi by Air 

  Transport out of town
Local and national buses 

  Where to Stay
Farm Holiday & Country House 
Meeting & Conference Rooms 
Resort & Spa 
Historic Residences 
Apartments & Rooms for Rent 
Residence & Villa 
Bed & Breakfast in Assisi 
Youth Hostels 
Religious Boarding Houses 
Real estate agencies  

  Where to eat and drink

Italian Language School for Foreigners 

  Art and monuments
The Rocca Maggiore 
Temple of Minerva 
Palazzo Capitano del Popolo 
Roman Amphitheatre 

  Art and religion
Eremo delle Carceri 
The Basilica of St Francis and the Sacro Convento 
The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli 
The Basilica of St Claire 
Abbey of St. Pietro 
St. Damian's Convent 
St. Rufino Cathedral 
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore 
St. Francis of Assisi - 2, 3 and 4 October 

  Museums and galleries
The Porziuncola Museum 
Cathedral Museum and Crypt of St Rufino 
Municipal Art Gallery 
Treasure Museum & F.M. Perkins Collection 
Civic Museum & Roman Forum 

  Art and tourist attractions
Forest of Saint Francis - Assisi - FAI 
Along Via San Francesco 
Park of Mount Subasio  
The Calendimaggio :
the Ides of May Festivity

  News from Assisi
One news found
All Assisi news

 Regional News by Category

Typical Products FAIRS

  What to see & do
4th OCTOBER, Feast of San Francesco of Assisi 
Italian Language School for foreigners 
Holiday Farm and Resort near Perugia and Assisi 
Shopping in the historic centre of Assisi in the the main shopping streets and squares of Santa Maria degli Angeli 
Golfing holidays 
Park of Colfiorito 
Perugino exhibition and the Porziuncola chapel in Santa Maria degli Angeli - Assisi 

  Lake Trasimeno
General Information Lake Trasimeno 
The islands - boat tours Lake Trasimeno 
Eating well by Lake Trasimene 
Where to stay by Lake Trasimene 
Bathing - Lake Trasimeno 
Mooring Lake Trasimeno 
Navigation regulations 

  Specials - In & Out of town
Gift Ideas for traveling 
Weddings in Umbria 
Wellness in Umbria - Assisi area 
Home in Umbria 
Honeymooning in Umbria 

Tips on shopping 
Fashion accessories 
Real Estate Agencies 
Furnishing and home decor 
Sports equipment 
Bars and Pastry shops 
Beauty & Body care 
Newsagents and Bookshops 
Wine bars 
Pharmacies and Herboristeries 
Photos and Optitians 
Fine foods 
Jewellery and Watches 
Internet points 
Souvenirs, Objects and Gadgets 
Travel Agencies 
Pizzerias and Restaurants 

  Typical products
Mushrooms selling 
Truffles selling 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil selling 
Wine selling