Walking and hiking

Our area is rich in mountain landscapes. The Apennines run through the province of Latina branching out parallel to the Tyrrhenian Sea and constitute an alternative to the more traditional and popular seaside holiday. The Monti Lepini, Ausoni and Aurunci are easily accessible from our camping, offering quiet and interesting excursions on foot or by bicycle.The hill environment is unique for its history and the people who have lived there, for the monuments, folklore and old town centres. Numerous traces survive of the ancient origins of the towns situated on the slopes of the Monti Volsci, which reached their height of social, cultural, economic and demographic splendour in the Middle Ages, around the 14th century in particular. The compact nature of the mountains and their proximity to the sea determine and influence the local climate, usually mild in summer and temperate in winter. The vegetation is predominantly Mediterranean and there is a good presence of fauna.

Monti Lepini

The Pontine side of the Lepini range features a profusion of karst phenomena with varied vegetation and compact, solid contours. The highest peaks are those of Mt. Semprevisa (1536 m), Mt. Lupone (1378 m) and Mt. Erdigheta (1339 m). The fertile and lush Pontine Marshes stretch out at the foot of the Monti Lepini. Worth a visit: Bassiano, Cori, Maenza, Norma, Priverno, Prossedi, Roccagorga, Roccamassima, Roccasecca dei Volsci, Sermoneta, Sezze.

Monti Ausoni

Together with the Monti Aurunci, the Ausoni is a single range that ends in the Garigliano valley. On the eastern side they overlook the Pontine plain and the wide Fondi plain, their outermost spurs being Mt. Leano (676 m) just outside Terracina and Mt. S. Angelo. The most important peak is Mt.S. Fate (1090 m), at the centre of the semicircle formed by the Monti Ausoni and protecting the Fondi plain and Monte Biagio. Also rising to 1000 metres are Mt Calvo (1038 m), Nibbio (1053 m), Cavilli (1116 m) and Appiolo (1000 m). The Ausoni flora has all the characteristics of the southern landscape including the Oleaster and the Lentiscus. The entire valley that extends from Monte Biagio to the north-west is blanketed with a forest which, along the S. Vito pass, turns into an extraordinary corkwood forest, one of the largest in Italy. The eastern side is marked up to a certain height by ilex and flowering ash woods. Visit: Campodimele, Lenola, Monte San Biagio e Sonnino.

Monti Aurunci

There is no distinct separation between the Monti Aurunci and Ausoni but geographically and morphologically the latter range presents rocky crags and precipices, greater heights and slopes that end abruptly in the sea along the coastline between Sperlonga and Gaeta. Vegetation includes fine specimens of Aleppo pine on the coast with inland patches of rockrose, wild pear and lentiscus. The high inland valleys have beechwoods. Standing like a green island in Serapo Bay, at Gaeta, is Mt. Orlando, an urban regional park. Vegetation includes solemn stone pine and specimens of carob trees but also fine maquis with ilex, juniper and lentiscus trees, as well as heather. The highest peaks, from west to east, are Mt. Revole (1285 m), Mt. Trina (1062 m), Mt. Orso (1023 m), Mt. Ruazzo (1314 m), Mt. Redentore (1252 m), Mt. S. Angelo (1402 m), Mt. Altino (1367 m), Mt. Forte (1321 m) and Mt. Petrella (1533 m) which is the second highest in the Monti Volsci. Visit: Castelforte, Itri, Spigno Saturnia e Santi Cosma e Damiano.

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