Lagoni di Mercurago Natural Park

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Parco naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Lagone di mercurago.jpg
LocationPiedmont
Nearest cityArona
Area473 hectares
Established1980
Governing bodyEnte di gestione delle aree protette del Ticino e del Lago Maggiore

The Lagoni di Mercurago Nature Park, established in 1980, is a natural reserve in Piedmont, located in Mercurago, a hamlet near Arona, consisting of many lakes with swamp vegetation.

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Near Arona, on the morainic hills around Lake Maggiore, there is the Lagoni di Mercurago Nature Park which includes mires, pasture for horses and forests.

Archaeology[edit]

Prehistorical remains of the Terramare culture dating back to the Bronze Age and some Roman domus were found in the area. The first stilt house in Italy, a wooden pirogue and three weels, was found here in 1860.

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Media related to Parco naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°44′06″N 8°33′07″E / 45.7350°N 8.5520°E / 45.7350; 8.5520