The Park's ProductsThe Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains National Park is one of the widest national parks and with the greatest biodiversity. It is particularly rich from the landscape and historical-cultural perspective, thanks to its geomorphological variety, to its location in the middle of the Mediterranean region, to the thousand-year old influence of men who have been inhabiting and shaping this territories for centuries…
The geomorphological structure of the Park determines a noteworthy climate-vegetational diversification. As a consequence, there is also a remarkable variety in the agricultural landscapes, bearing witness to the centuries-old traditions and to a sometimes difficult relationship between men and nature.
As much significant are also the high-altitude cultivations in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, where the famous lentil is produced; the rock vineyards of the Laga Mountains; the vegetable gardens along the Tirino river; the vineyards in the Ofena hollow, also known as "forno d'Abruzzo" (meaning "Abruzzi's oven") due to the particular hot-humid microclimate; the olive groves in the Pescara's side, that thanks to the altitude are naturally free from parasites; the almond groves in the Park's southern side, that were once linked with the oil economy.
The book "La spesa nel Parco - Guida ragionata agli acquisti diretti in azienda" ("The grocery shopping in the Park - An annotated guide for the direct purchase in the farms") has been recently published, and it gathers the products and the related producers that the Agricutlural, Forestry and Grazing Service came in contact with in the territory, with several projects promoted in the agricultural and zootechnical field from 2005 to 2012.
Download the guide "La Spesa nel Parco" (Italian web page)
10 wine-and-food itineraries (Italian web page)
The Park's label (Italian web page)
Licensed use of the Park's logo for the agriculural-food productions