A large area of broadleaved forest in the central Apennines, north-east of the town of Rieti, dominated by oak Quercus and beech Fagus. Shrubs and alpine grasslands dominate in the upper parts of the area. The main land-uses are hunting and nature conservation.
Important breeding site for montane species.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rieti mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2020.