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Mount Navegna and Cervia Nature Reserve
(Riserva Naturale Monti Navegna e Cervia)
how to get there:  
  • Exit from the Roma -Aquila motorway at Carsoli and follow signs for Collegiove where the visitors centre is.
  • To reach Marcetelli or Varco Sabino take the Salaria towards Rieti and exit at Monteleone Sabino. 
Mount Navegna and Cervia Nature Reserve is situated in the districts of Collegiove, Marcetelli e Varco Sabino. To find out more about these districts, see the pages Collegiove, Marcetelli and Varco Sabino.

public opening times
tel. 0765 99087


JuniperMount Navegna and Cervia Nature Reserve covers an area of 1,350 hectares of mountainous terrain typical of the higher parts of the Sabina. Most of the area consists of forests of mixed oak and Beech, with patches of pasture. There are also small areas of wetland along the water courses.

Within the reserve there are 10 paths, 7 around Mount Navegna and 3 around Mount Cervia. These paths are shown on the maps you will find in the centres of the 3 villages of the park. There are also 6 picnic areas; Fonte Zio Antonio and Quattro Fontanilli near Collegiove, Fonte Prato Ventro and Le Forche near Varco Sabino, and Aringo and Rosso Bovo near Marcetelli.


some typical forest plants: Holm oak Quercus ilex, Strawberry tree Arbutus unedo, Beech Faggus sylvatica, Laurel Laurus nobilis, Field maple Acer campestre, Juniper Juniperus oxycedrus, Viburnum Viburnum tinus, Thyme Thymus vulgaris, Tree heather Erica arborea, Wild asparagus Aspargus acutifolius some typical forest animals: Porcupine Hystrix cristata, Badger Meles meles, Wild boar Sus scropha, Red squirel Sciurus vulgaris, Beech marten Martes foina, Weasel Mustela nivalis, Green woodpecker Picus viridis


To find out more about the turistic and educational activities of the park phone the visitor's centre at Collegiove, 0765 99087



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