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National parks in Tuscany



National Parks in Tuscany

- National Park of Casentino Forests, Mount Falterona and Campigna

was established in 1993 and is located in the Tuscan-Romagna, the provinces of Forlì-Cesena, Arezzo and Florence.
The Park has as an element characterizing the Apennine ridge tends to trend northwest / southeast.
From the ridge, develop in the Romagna region, a series of subparallel secondary buttresses that give rise to various side valleys.
The shares of the Park range from 400 to 1,658 meters: Monte Falco (1,658 m) and Mount Falterona (1654 m), from which rises the river Arno, are the highest peaks.
From the geomorphological point of view, the Park is characterized by natural caves, springs and outcrops of paleontological interest. From the western slopes of the Apennines are born all waterways, including Arno, lining the Casentino Forests. In the Romagna region, the hydrographic network is made up of a wide range of streams, affecting the whole area of ??the ridge, from Monte Falco at the Top of the Term. From the ridge line unravel the watersheds of the Ram, Tramazzo, Rabbi and Bidente with its three branches tributaries (Bidente Celle or Dogwood, Bidente Ridracoli and Bidente Pietrapazza) towards Romagna, the streams San Godenzo and Rincine, tributaries of the Sieve in Mugello and the upper course of the Arno with its tributaries (Staggia, Fiumicello, Sova-Roiesine, Archiano and Corsalone) in Casentino. The natural lakes are absent,
while it detects the presence of the artificial Ridracoli which holds about 33 million cubic meters of water from the basin of the arm Bidente and that of Dogwood and Rabbi. From the perspective of bioclimatic, the area has a temperate climate with relatively cool summers and wet winters and relatively rigid.
From the point of view of nature, about 80% of the territory is forested; The protected area is one of the most valuable forests of Europe, whose heart is made up of the State Forests Casentino inside which is the natural reserve Sasso Fratino, the first established in Italy in 1959 and again awarded the European Diploma .
Even the highest peak of the Park, Monte Falco, has a Nature Reserve in the north side. Finally, the
National Park incorporates the Natural Reserve Biogenetic Campigna, the Natural Reserve Biogenetic Bowl, the Natural Reserve Biogenetic of Camaldoli and the Biogenetic Nature Reserve of Badia Prataglia



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