In its position facing the spectacular northern face of Mount Sirente, the plateau of the Pagliare alternates pasturelands, stone-pits and thick oak-groves , while beech woods appear higher up. In Spring, wild orchids blossom together with the hawthorn and the dog rose.
To the south, the road connecting Rocca di Mezzo to Secinaro, marks the border with the beech woods and the rocks of the high mountains. To the north, the slopes that turn down towards Fontecchio, Goriano Valli and Tione separate the plateau from the valley of the Aterno. Not far away from these slopes, the pagliare of Tione, Fontecchio and Fagnano are one of the most characteristic features of the region.
These are limestone constructions, built as supporting structures and summer dwelling places by the farmers of the local villages. The pagliare of Tione, which are the best known, are situated on a rocky spur facing an extraordinary panorama. The pagliare of Fontecchio and Fagnano are surrounded by woods and are less frequently visited.