Emilia-Romagna’s Natural Parks

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A well-organised network of parks and nature reserves extends over the entire Emilia-Romagna region.
From the Apennine ridge to the Adriatic coast, there are many protected areas that contribute to making this territory unique in Italy and Europe: 2 national parks, 1 cross-regional park, 14 regional parks, 17 nature reserves including the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines UNESCO MAB Reserve and the Po Delta UNESCO MAB Reserve, added to which are the numerous protected and ecological balance areas from the Natura 2000 Network. The UNESCO heritage in the region also includes the ancient beech forests of the Casentinesi Forest National Park and the Sasso Fratino Nature Reserve, as well as caves and evaporitic karst of Emilia-Romagna, a complex of over 900 caves spread across the provinces of Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Rimini and Ravenna.

Enchanting and full of incredible surprises, the parks of Emilia-Romagna offer many moments of excitement to anyone who is looking for direct contact with nature and the unforgettable experiences that can come from it.

73 different habitats, more than 2,700 types of plants and more than 350 species of vertebrate animals: these are the figures that can help you better understand the variety of this extraordinary complex of natural ecosystems that are protected and safeguarded every day in Emilia-Romagna.

So, when you take a trip to Emilia-Romagna’s natural parks, make sure to respect their rules and the treasures of biodiversity they contain.

Last update 22/04/2024
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