The Majella National Park is one of three national parks of Abruzzo between the provinces of L’Aquila, Pescara and Chieti. Sixty peaks, thirty of which over 2000 meters: after the Gran Sasso, the Majella have the second highest peak in the Apennine with Mount Amaro, tall 2793 meters. Is the ideal place for trekking through the wild valleys that run through the significant slopes of the mountain. Morrone divides the center of the massif from the valley of Sulmona; in the southern part there are the mountains Pizzalto and Rotella, the forest of Saint Antonio and the mountains of Pizzi and Secine. Numerous fossil traces of animal ancestors that today inhabit the area of the park, once submerged by the sea: ammonites, rudist, nummulites and up the precious corals. The park is a true botanical garden, rich in rarities such as the Majella Aquilegia or the adonide curved, in addition to purple and mugwort. In the woods prevail beech, oak woods, turkey oak, hornbeam and flowering ash, and, at high altitudes, the rare dwarf pine. Detail is the fauna: 16 different species of butterflies, almost all of those in Italy. Among mammals, the bear, the wolf and the wild cat, as well as roe deers and chamois. Along the rivers Orta and Orfento Vella you can find the otter. Finally, among the birds, the golden eagle, the Lanner, the goshawk and the white-backed woodpecker.