Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park is a state-held natural preserve in Northern and central Italy, located in the heart of an area noted for natural features and for the local quality products and handicrafts. It was founded in 2001, and is included in the provinces of Massa and Carrara, Lucca, Reggio Emilia and Parma.
The area is dominated by the summits of Alpe di Succiso, Monte Prado and Monte Cusna (over 2,121 m), lakes, and high-mountain grasslands. In Emilia, Pietra di Bismantova dominates the landscape with its vertical walls. Appennino Tosco Emiliano National Park has a wide range of environments (from grasslands to bilberry moorlands, to the most inaccessible summits. It includes lakes, waterfalls, streams that are enclosed by rocky walls. Wild animals like the wolf, the mouflon, the roe deer, the golden eagle, and many rare botanic species live in the Park.