This vast protected area includes some of the highest peaks of the Northern Apennines: Mount Cusna, Mount Prado and Alpe di Succiso, featuring rare botanical and animal species typical of high mountain areas.
The Appennino Tosco-Emiliano Park became part of the network of the reserves ‘Man and Biosphere’ UNESCO MAB on June 9th, 2015.
Vegetation between 900 m and 1,800 m is mainly made up of large beech woods, woods with conifers and chestnut trees and rich grassy undergrowth. The park is home to a number of interesting wildlife animal species. In fact there have been isolated sightings of wolves and otters, a very rare species. Other wild animals that can be sighted in this area include roe deer, deer, fallow deer, mouflons, squirrels, shrews, filed mice, voles, dormice, marmots and predators such as foxes, beech-martens, polecats, weasels and badgers.
Various high-quality local products: Parmigiano-Reggiano and mountain cheese, breads and rustic cakes, chestnuts, blueberries and other berries, honey and mushrooms.