A mountain area in the central Apennines, including Monte Velino, Monte Sirente and Montagne della Duchessa. The main habitats are extensive broadleaved forests (Fagus), alpine grasslands and rocky areas. The main land-uses are nature conservation, cultivation, stock-rearing, and tourism.
An important site for birds of prey and mountain species.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sirente, Velino and Duchessa mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2020.