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  • Regional Park of Corno alle Scale

    (parks and natural riserve a Lizzano In Belvedere)

    Contact: Park of Corno alle Scale
    Via Roma 1 40040 PIANACCIO BO
    Tel. 0534/51761 Fax 0534/51763  
    Getting here: Motorways: from Bologna A1 for Florence, tollgate Sasso Marconi – from Florence: A11 for Pisa, tollgate Pistoia – from Milan: A1 tollgate Modena Sud. Main roads: SS64, in Silla turn right and drive along SS n. 324

    The park was established in 1988 and covers an area of 2,900 hectares plus an additional 2,100, on the eastern side of the Bolognese Apennine. The park is within the municipality of Lizzano in Belvedere and on the west borders with the “Parco dell'Alto Appennino modenese” (the park of the high Modenese Apennine). The height spans from 775 to 1,945mt above sea level.
    The 5,000 hectares park includes the highest peak of the Bolognese Apennine (almost 2,000mt), whose top is characterised by layers of sandstone (from which the name "Scale") that almost look like the linear pattern of the profile of a book, standing above the beech wood. At the foot of the mountain the visitor will find solitary valleys, small villages in the woods, sanctuaries and water falls. The park borders with the “Parco dell'Alto Appennino modenese” (the park of the high Modenese Apennine) and has beautiful mountainous landscapes. Most of the park is covered in forests, especially beech, and the area is rich with clear water brooks. This habitat host a very rich flora and fauna; rock pipits and wheatears fly above the meadows in which blueberries grow in summer, and eagles can be seen high in the sky. The fauna also includes mouflons, marmots (both introduced here after the war), roe deer, wild boars and wolves. From the middle ages till few decades ago, these areas have been a relevant resource for pastures and for wood. Several towers and castles have disappeared, but the villages still preserve some original architectural features, such as typical local building materials (stone), circular chimneypots and anthropomorphic sculptures known as “mummie”. The sanctuary of Madonna dell'Acero is still a popular place amongst locals. The western side of the peak hosts a ski resort in winter. The small village of Pianaccio is the proud birthplace of the journalist Enzo Biagi; Pianaccio, Vidiciatico and Lizzano in Belvedere are quite popular amongst tourists.

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 02/02/15     (NewsID: 25077)
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