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Boschi di Carrega regional park

Via Olma - 2 - Sala Baganza - PR - 43038
Phone: +39 0521836026

The first regional park, the Carrega woodlands cover 1.270 hectars with a spontaneous vegetation of oaks, chestnut trees, pines, spruces and beeches. The woodlands are sporadically broken up by little streams, small lakes and meadows. Because of its variety of habitats, the park hosts a rich animal life including both plain and Appennine species. The park can only be visited on foot or by mountain bike.

The ideal surrounding for birdwatching, the park is crossed by educational paths such as the Bosco di Lilliput, a kid friendly little wood on two levels made up of panels and patterns, where children can discover and explore nature. It is housed in the Levati Visitors Centre in Sala Baganza, where all the teaching activities take place.

It is also possible to visit the Officinal Garden housing 33 species of medicinal and aromatic herbs, the Garden of Birds, a didactical area with three shelters for birdwatching in a garden full of frugiferous trees and the weather station. Visitors can also book guided tour by coach to discover the history and the nature of the park. Worth a visit is also the Forest nursery Scodogna.

And to have some rest, the Barchessa, an old annexe, has been transformed into a pic-nic area and a space for educational activities.

Centro Parco Casinetto
Via Olma, 2 - 43038 Sala Baganza
tel 0521836026 - fax 0521836369

Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici (CRAS)
Via Capanna, 23 - 43038 Sala Baganza
tel. 0521833163 (solo pomeriggio)

How to get there:

by car, from motorway A1, exit Parma Ovest or from motorway A15, exit Fornovo Taro and the state road 62 to Collecchio. From Parma, state road SS 62 direction south to Collecchio and Sala Baganza, then follow signs to the park. By bus Tep line Parma - Sala Baganza. Get off in Sala Baganza then walk for 2 kms following signs to the park. Large car parks are available near the main entrances of the park: the Serraglio parking at the entrance located in Collecchio (via del Conventino), Case Nuove parking at the entrance in Sala Baganza, /(via Olma) and a parking next to the Visitors Centre Levati in Sala Baganza (via Olma).

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