Involving children and young people in a correct relationship with the natural environment means above all making them live the experience of discovery firsthand, through direct observation and participation.
Our educational programs aim to show the natural mechanisms in the place where they take place, in the uncontaminated nature of the Monte Cucco Park.
Our educational facilities
THE CAVE OF MONTE CUCCO
In the heart of the Monte Cucco Park, there is one of the most important underground systems in Europe. The natural spectacle opens for about 900 meters of underground tourist route dedicated to those who want to live a unique sensorial experience, made of sounds, those of the water that slowly digs the rock, of smells, those of the depth of the mountain, of images, those created by stalactites and stalagmites.
MUSEUM OF THE MONTE CUCCO PARK
The laboratory Museum, located in the medieval historic center of Costacciaro, is a unique educational structure of its kind, which illustrates what has happened, and still happens, in the limestone masses of Monte Cucco and the Umbrian-Marche Apennines, revealing the mysterious paths that the rain follows in the bowels of the mountains, before reviewing the light through the springs and feeding the slopes in the lowland areas. The museum itinerary is especially designed for school children and teenagers, where the discovery and acquisition of new knowledge takes place through direct participation, with interactive machines, tools and three-dimensional models operated by the visitors themselves.
ENERGY AND LIFE LABORATORY
A small museum structure, located in the medieval historic center of Costacciaro, where the evolution of life on earth is exposed, through images and models, starting from the first forms of life, up to prehistoric man.
It is possible to carry out laboratory activities on: geology-mineralogy, evolution of living beings and human beings up to the prehistoric age.
Accommodation facility located in Costacciaro, the heart of the Monte Cucco Park, in a historic building in the center of the village, recently restored.
Ideal for those who want to explore the central-northern Apennines, it is close to historic centers such as Gubbio, Fabriano, Gualdo Tadino, Perugia, Assisi, Urbino and Spello.
The structure allows for residential educational stays, has 24 beds and a large common room. Soon the hostel will be joined by another larger building, obtained from an ancient monastery, and equipped with classrooms, kitchen, dining room, with 6 dormitories for a total of 50 beds.
Struttura ricettiva situata a Costacciaro, cuore del Parco del Monte Cucco, in un edificio storico al centro del paese, recentemente restaurato.
Ideale per chi vuole esplorare l’Appennino centro-settentrionale, è nelle vicinanze di centri storici come Gubbio, Fabriano, Gualdo Tadino, Perugia, Assisi, Urbino e Spello.
La struttura permette di realizzare soggiorni didattici di tipo residenziale, dispone di 24 posti letto e di una grande sala comune.