Emilia Romagna region is a territory well known for its natural and unique beauty. Making trips and excursions around the Emilian wild nature can be a great way to learn about the fauna and flora of the place.
100 Lakes Regional Park
Of all the places that deserve attention, one of the most special is the 100 Lakes Regional Park, also known as the Valleys Regional Park of the Cedra and Parma. The latter is located in the eastern part of the Apennine of Parma and it traces the border of the province of Massa-Carrara. The 100 Lakes Regional Park is settled in different areas, ranging from 400 to 1650 meters a.s.l. This ensures a high biodiversity and a large presence of particular environments. Although the territory of the park has been widely used by man to build various buildings, the whole environment is still perfectly intact.
The nature here is combined with the man’s life in a perfect harmony that creates traditional Emilian food exclusivity. Just think of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and the famous Prosciutto di Parma DOP. Since 1995, the 100 Lakes Regional Park has expanded and today occupies 1.485 hectares. In addition to holding various animal species and typical Italian plants, the park is also home to completely uninhabited and inaccessible places.
Culture and Nature
The latter, still rich in biodiversity, is a perfect ground for the cultural and touristic development of the area. The park landscapes are joined up to form a complete environment, equipped with water, wind, sunny clearings and parts hidden by the shadow of the tall trees. Just the diversity of the place makes this protected area one of the best to visit on weekends and on holidays, not only to spend time away from the noise of the city, but also to come in close contact with nature.
Walking from the valley located near the River Parma, through a hilly area and going up to the dorsal Apennines you can make a real excursion into the nature of the site. The hills are completely green, making their way to the mountain areas where you can see the residue of the last glaciation occurred about 75,000 years ago. The paths of the 100 Lakes Park alternate between meadows, woods, lakes, water streams, ridges of mountains and hills. Each of this area has its own biodiversity of flora and fauna, different from area to area.