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Nebrodes Mount

 



 
   

Nebrodes mounts in Sicily

The Nebrodes Mounts (in Italian Monti Nebrodi) are a mountainous chain - part of the Sicilian Appenins - which extends from east to west in the north of the island.

The natural landscape of the Nebrodes is different on each side of its slopes, but overall its vegetation is very rich and the abundance of water supports the development of the flora and fauna. Here is practiced, not in a very intensive way, cattle breeding (especially bovines, but also horses) and a race of indigenous pig, the black pig of Nebrodes which lives there in wild condition.

Woods which recovers the mounts constitute the picturesque Parc of Nebrodi, rich in water, which feed the two artificial big lakes: the Ancipa lake and the Pozzillo one, like others smaller.
Instituted in 1993, the park of Nebrodes covers the most important wooded area of Sicily (about 50.000 hectares), with beeches on the southernmost slopes, hairy oaks, holm oaks, yews, ...
The park is also rich in fauna, vertebrate and invertebrate.

 

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