Type of protected area - Where it is located
Typology: Regional Natural Reserve; established with L.R. November 9, 1996 n. 42
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
The Monte Orsario Reserve occupies an area of 156 hectares, in the Municipality of Monrupino-Repentabor (province of Trieste); together with the Mount Lanaro Reserve, it is representative of the karst plateau.
Mount Orsario Reserve (photo giadatrieste www.flickr.com)
The Monte Orsario area has many karst manifestations: in fact, in addition to numerous sinkholes, we also find furrowed fields which are limestone rocks outcropping with grooves, holes and corrosion pans shaped by atmospheric agents. Much of the area is occupied by the karst bush with black hornbeam and downy oak, but there are also oak and Turkey oak woods. The deep sinkholes host some rare flora species.
Information for the visit
Friuli Venezia Giulia region
Central Directorate for Agricultural, Natural, Forest and Mountain Resources
Service for the Protection of Natural Environments, Fauna and Regional Forestry Corps
Via Di Toppo, 40
33100 Udine (UD)