Savio (river)

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Course of the Savio in Italy

The Savio is a river in northern Italy. Its source is near Montecoronaro on Mount Castelvecchio which is near the western side of Mount Fumaiolo.[1][2] The source is at an elevation of 1,126 metres (3,694 ft) and is marked by an iron monument. A wolf (the symbol of Montecoronaro) and the rings of the "caveja" (the symbol of Romagna) are on this monument.[3][4] The river winds for 96 kilometres (60 mi) along the valley. Its natural track has been preserved relatively well and, in the territory of Cesena, it shows an environment which is one of the purest of the whole Romagna. After a total course of 126 kilometres (78 mi) the river enters the Adriatic north of Cervia.

The River Savio Natural Park, 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) long around a loop which once hosted a cave, starts from the two historical bridges of Cesena.

The park contains many species of animals and plants. The trees divide the area in two belts: the one near the waters contains white willows with black and white poplars; the second presents locust-trees.

Although the park is relatively small, many animals are visible here, both birds (herons, king-fishers, woodpeckers and raptors) and mammals (hares, porcupines, foxes, and roe deer).


Coordinates: 44°19′N 12°21′E / 44.317°N 12.350°E / 44.317; 12.350