The Monumental cypress grove of Salisano

Salisano, a pretty village in the province of Rieti, preserves a real natural treasure: the Monumental cypress grove. It is an extraordinary cypress forest of the “Horizontalis” variety, whose original plant dates back several hundred years ago. Within this fascinating forest formation, there is a path that starts about 1.6 km from Salisano (Ri), just beyond the intersection between Via Montefalcone and Via Dell’Uccelatore, and climbs up to the summit of Monte Ode (968m ). From this Mount, you can enjoy a beautiful panorama that spans 360 degrees from Mount Soratte to the Sabine Mountains, from the Reatini Mountains to the Lucretili, up to the highest peaks of the Abbruzzesi Mountains. The trail, which follows in large part a CAI route (white-red signs), holds the Fosso dei Cipressi on the right and is equipped with handy documentary panels relating to the history, flora, and fauna of the area prepared by the Apidienus association. From the top of Mount Ode it is possible to proceed east towards Colle Pozzoneve (961 m), go down the whole grassy ridge to an altitude of 760 m and then turn right into the oak wood and take a cart track that leads back to the starting point for the “Via Dell’Uccellatore”.

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