An itinerary to discover the most uncontaminated parts of Romagna, passing through its four nature parks, capable of amazing visitors with their extraordinary vitality and the sounds and colors that can be enjoyed within them.
Departure from the Po Delta Park, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, the largest in Italy; it contains elements of biodiversity that make it a real paradise for naturalists, biologists, tourists and birdwatchers.
From Goro in the north to Cervia in the south, passing through the wonderful scenery of Comacchio and its valleys, the Ecomuseum of Argenta, the Pinewoods of Classe and San Vitale and the Pialasse of Ravenna. An environment of very high naturalistic and landscape interest, which can be discovered on foot, by bicycle, by motorboat and on horseback.
The second stage is devoted to the Regional Park of the Vena del Gesso Romagnola, which extends from the Sillaro valley to Brisighella, in the Lamone valley. It is the longest and most majestic chalky relief in Italy. Basins, blind valleys and numerous caves characterize the area. In particular the Carnè Park must be noted, with its typically karst landscape, of great naturalistic interest, which in spring witnesses the succession of splendid blooms of protected species such as dogtooth violets and orchids.
World Heritage of Humanity sites of centuries-old woods, mystical sanctuaries, waterfalls and beech woods are the environments that characterize the third stage, whose protagonist is the Casentinesi Forest National Park. A place of extraordinary charm, as well as of great richness and a variety of fauna, with thousand-year-old forests steeped in history, rich in mixed woods that cover almost the entire territory of the Park. These forests are fascinating also due to the colors that in autumn explode in picturesque amber and reddish spots, for foliage that is more unique than rare.
The end of this trail is represented first by discovering the Onferno Caves, a source of Dante's inspiration; it is a karst complex of considerable value, of which it is possible to enjoy and wonder at numerous particularities and landscapes by following the various paths that go through it.
The true hosts are the over six thousand bats that populate the underground environments.
A few kilometers further on brings you to the Interregional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello, which offers many trails immersed in greenery as well as trekking itineraries for all tastes. Do not pass up a visit to the cerreta (grove of turkey oats), one of the largest in Europe.