Boschi di Carrega

Boschi di Carrega

Parco Regionale dei Boschi di Carrega

The Parco Regionale dei Boschi di Carrega was the first park to be created in Emilia Romagna to protect a rare example of foothill woods. The park extends over fluvial terraces between the Taro and Baganza Rivers and is characterised by woods, hedges, meadows and artificial lakes.

FLORA

The trees that can be found in the park are: durmast, Turkey oak, common hornbeam, chestnut, beech, black pine and Scots pine, Norway spruce, silver fir and ornamental species found mainly around noble residences like the famous Casino dei Boschi. In spring the undergrowth very rich in bushes is coloured by different species of orchids. In this environment mycoflora is varied and plentiful with about 400 species of mushrooms.

FAUNA

The symbol of this park is roe deer which can be found here together with wild boar, shrews, voles, field mice and hazel dormice. The birds that populate the woodland areas are woodpeckers, jays, turtledoves, robins, blackcaps and sparrowhawks. Amphibians and reptiles are also very present and they include the pond terrapin which lives in the lakes and in particular in the Lago della Navetta.

PLACES OF INTEREST

There are many places of interest worth visiting in the park: the Rio Scodoncello basin, Lago della Svizzera, Lago dei Pini, the villa of Ferlaro, the Pieve Romanica of Talignano, the Terra Rossa meadow, Mount Castione, the century-old beech, the row of mulberry trees. For hikers or visitors wishing to learn more about the area we recommend the walks detailed below.

AROUND THE PARK

Bosco della Capannella: 2 hours and 50 minutes. Ferlaro and Montecoppe: 4 hours. The historical beech woods of Maria Amalia and the copse: 3 hours. Casino dei Boschi: 2 hours and 50 minutes. Lago della Navetta: 2 hours.

Information:

Casinetto Park Centre - Sala Baganza Via Olma, 2 – Sala Baganza
Tel. +39  0521 836026 (Headquarters and offices) Fax: +39  0521 836369
parcocarrega@netsis.it

Levati Visitor Centre Via Olma, 3 - Sala Baganza
Tel. e fax: +39 0521 833440

Scodogna Forestry Nursery, via Nazionale Ovest, 128 - Località Ponte Scodogna - 43044 Collecchio (PR)
Tel. +39 333 6966054

"Il Capriolo" Animal rescue centre and animal protection area, via Capanna, 23 - 43038 Sala Baganza (PR)

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Parchi di Parma (Italian)

How to get here:

Take the A1 motorway and exit at Parma Ovest; for those travelling on the A15 Cisa, exit at Fornovo Taro. The Boschi di Carrega are about 15 Km from Parma and can be easily reached by taking the SS 62 Cisa road.

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