CASENTINESI FORESTS NATIONAL PARK
The National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna was established in 1993. Its territory extends in the Apennine belt between the provinces of Forlì-Cesena, Arezzo and Florence.
Bagno di Romagna is one of the thirteen municipalities in the National Park, which makes up a large and valuable part of the territory (5,503 hectares).
It is one of the oldest parks in Europe, thirty six thousand eight hundred hectares of valleys, mountains, forests and woods, furrowed by rivers, streams and brooks with room for more than 1,300 species. The wolf, for example, has permanently returned to these woods, and no less than five large ungulates such as deer, fallow deer, roe deer, mouflon and wild boar.
In addition to animals, man too has always lived in these lands and this can be seen from the mule tracks, the small villages and the many scattered churches and rural houses.
It is also a land of great spiritual appeal that has helped to create Italy's most important monastic orders and congregations by erecting sanctuaries, hermitages and monasteries in the midst of dense silver fir forests or extensive beech forests.
This is where St. Romuald founded the Camaldoli Hermitage and the Fonte Bona hospital; St. Francis of Assisi received the Stigmata on Monte della Verna. Sites that today still serve as landmarks in Christianity and as a source of culture for the benefit of all humanity.
At the Santa Agnese Thermae, you will find directions, advice and all the materials you need for unforgettable hikes on your own or on organised treks along beautiful trails in the National Park.
Sasso Fratino Integral Nature Reserve
One of the most beautiful and precious natural areas in Europe
ACCESS FROM THE VERSANTE ROMAGNOLO and from BAGNO DI ROMAGNA:
Cesena Nord towards Bagno di Romagna. – Superstrada E/45: exit Bagno di Romagna and then SP. 142 (ex SS. 71) at the Mandrioli Pass.
It can be visited during any season