Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park

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Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna
IUCN category II (national park)
View of the park
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Location of the park
LocationEmilia Romagna, Tuscany
Nearest cityFlorence
Area368 km2 (142 sq mi)
Governing bodyMinistero dell'Ambiente

The Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna is a national park in Italy. Created in 1993, it covers an area of about 368 square kilometres (142 sq mi),[1] on the two sides of the Apennine watershed between Romagna and Tuscany, and is divided between the provinces of Forlì Cesena, Arezzo and Florence.

It extends around the long ridge, descending steeply along the parallel valleys of the Romagna side and more gradually on the Tuscan side, which has gentler slopes, especially in the Casentino area, which slopes down gradually to the broad valley of the Arno.

Main sights[edit]

View from Summit of Monte Falco


A large part of the park is woodland. In the park are areas the mountain vegetation, all types of woodland of the lower sub-mountain belt vegetation. In the forest dominated by hornbeams, turkey oaks and sessile oaks, chestnut woods (especially in the Camaldoli area and at Castagno d’Andrea on the Florentine side). In rocky places there are some of remaining rare cork oaks . Flora inside park include over 1000 herbaceous species, of which 48 are trees and shrubs. The most valuable collection is to be found in the Mount Falco-Falterona massif.[2]


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Coordinates: 43°50′36″N 11°47′28″E / 43.84333°N 11.79111°E / 43.84333; 11.79111