The rocky spine of Italy could be regarded as one big national park, but our orchid itinerary was focused on four of the most well-known parks. Travelling from north to south theses: Cilento, Abruzzo, Grand Sasso and Monti Sibillini.  

The Apennines are a chain of mountains that form the backbone of the Italian peninsula. They extend some 480 miles(1,350km) from the region of Liguria in the north.

To read the full pdf article from “The Hardy Orchid Society Journal” click on the link. Central Apennines.