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Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi

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Address: G. Brocchi, 7 | Santa Sofia Via Nefetti, 3, Pratovecchio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0575 50301
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The National Park of the Casentino Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna...

The National Park of the Casentino Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna covers an area of about 36,000 hectares (about 15,000 acres), equally divided between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, including territory from the provinces of Forlì-Cesena, Arezzo and Florence. From a naturalist viewpoint, the Park stands out as one of the most prized forest areas in Europe. At the heart of the park are the Foreste Demaniali Casentinesi [State Casentino forests], within which can be found the Riserva Naturale Integrale (Integral Nature Reserve) of Sasso Fratino, founded in 1959. The territory also has towns and villages rich in history and artistic and architectural heritage, which present themselves to the visitor in a wonderful natural frame, rich in flora and fauna, including the most important population of the Apennine wolf, as well as the exceptional presence of five species of ungulates (mammals with hooves): wild boar, roe deer, fallow deer, common deer, and mouflon (mountain sheep).Inside the park there are two points of great interest and spiritual importance: the Sanctuary of La Verna and the Hermitage of Camaldoli. The protected area can be visited by pleasant excursions on foot, mountain bike, horseback or, in winter, on cross-country skis along a path network of approximately 600 kilometres.

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Wow trees, little panorama

The park is well organised with several info points with a competent and gentle staff. There are paths for every level of experience in trekking. The woods are amazing, unspoiled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2016
Martina Z
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Takua Pa, Thailand
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Takua Pa, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The park is well organised with several info points with a competent and gentle staff. There are paths for every level of experience in trekking. The woods are amazing, unspoiled. Being used to walk in the Alps, though, I was slighty sad that we couldn't appreciate the panorama because of the few open spots among trees. In any case, the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a stunning park in the Apennines - with breathtaking forests, a fine network of way-marked paths, and many good places to stay - and to eat the abundant and excellent local produce. Considering how close it is to many Italian towns, it's remarkably tranquil and unspoilt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Endless trees with no end towards the sky, amazing scenory and breath-taking waterfalls. The drive is slow but enjoy all that is around you, including small towns here and there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Decent trails for hiking, unfortunately it had rained the day before we were there, so it was a bit limited. Very peaceful, saw few people, were there in September.

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İtaly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

every year I leave my city to reach, betwen the end of October and the first 2 weeks of November, this amazing Park. It's known to be the most colourful forest in Italy and there is a reason. In this season, the wonderful forest become a palette of all the warm colours of the Fall: incredible yellows, reds, oranges, browns,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

An Amazing place! spent a couple of nights in the forest this Autumn. Had a guided walk on the east side then stayed about 1hr from Poppi at the Hostel. Amazing landscapes! Would love to hire a guide next time i visit. We heard the red deer stags rutting and saw wild boar. Lots of Fungi in the forest

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