Abbadia di Fiastra Nature Reserve covers an area of 1.834,28 hectares of protected land. It was established in 1984; the towns included in the reserve are Tolentino and Urbisaglia. The territory has a typical river morphology characterized by bands of almost flat valley and low terraced hills. The "forest" , the heart of the area, stretches for over 100 hectares. The most typical trees are: the oak, the ash and the maple; the wildlife includes the roe deer, the beech-marten, the sparrow-hawk, the tawny owl, the hoopoe and the green woodpecker. The reserve houses the Abbazia di Fiastra, one of the great Cistercian abbeys founded under the wing of Clairvaux in France . A few km further south stand the remains of Roman Urbs Salvia, a city founded in the 1stC BC.