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Park of Ticino: photo description (Parco di Ticino)

The Park of Ticino" stretches along the river Ticino on the square in 91410 hectares in Lombardy and 6561 hectares in Piedmont. Its main wealth is astounding biodiversity: the many ecosystems of the Park - water streams, pine forests, Moors and wetlands - are home to nearly five thousand species of flora, fauna and fungi.

The vegetation is incredibly diverse: in the Park there are mallow, wild orchids, violets, oak, hazel, hawthorn, mulberry trees and poplars. In incredible abundance there are water birds - red herons, white storks, mallards, etc., and soar above the predatory hawks-Sparrowhawk and peregrine. At night go hunting ordinary of the tawny owl and long-eared owl. Mammals are squirrels, rabbits, foxes and stone Martens. Many insects, especially the colorful butterfly.

The river Ticino is the habitat of many amphibians, like frogs and snakes, and of course fish - there are bleak, eel, carp, Chub, trout, whitefish and perch.

Because Ticino has always been a strategically important object on its shores have long been settled, from which are preserved the historic fortress. Stands out the castles of Vigevano, Somma Lombardo and Pavia, which are now open to tourists.

Nature lovers and fans of active recreation will enjoy Hiking the trails of the Park, bike rides or horse rides along via Verdi. You can even climb into the sky in a hot air balloon and from a height to look at is striking in its beauty of the area. In addition, you can book a tour with a canoe or rubber boat. Also in the Park you can buy rice, maize and wheat flour, ham and salami, barley, and honey - all grown and made here, in a clean place.