Maiella National Park

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Parco Nazionale della Majella
IUCN category II (national park)
Pescara maiella.jpg
Majella Massif
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale della Majella
Map showing the location of Parco Nazionale della Majella
Maiella
Location of the park
Location Abruzzo
Nearest city Sulmona
Coordinates 42°4′55″N 14°3′36″E / 42.08194°N 14.06000°E / 42.08194; 14.06000Coordinates: 42°4′55″N 14°3′36″E / 42.08194°N 14.06000°E / 42.08194; 14.06000
Area 628.38 km2 (242.62 sq mi)
Established 1991
Governing body Ministero dell'Ambiente
http://www.parks.it/parco.nazionale.majella/Eindex.html

The Maiella National Park (Italian: Parco Nazionale della Majella) is a national park located in the provinces of Chieti, Pescara and L'Aquila, in the region Abruzzo, Italy.

It is centered on the Maiella massif, whose highest peak is Monte Amaro (2,793 m).

The area of the Majella national Park (740.95 km²), especially the Montagna della Majella, has been subject to a major international geoscientific research Project, TaskForceMajella from 1998 up to 2005.

Main sights[edit]

The park contains about 500 kilometres of hiking trails through the mountains, cave paintings in Grotta Sant'Angelo and Grotta del Cavallone (the latter being one of the deepest caves in Europe open to the public).

Tourist centers located in the park include:

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