Area Naturale Protetta di Interesse Locale Alta Valle Torrente Carfalo

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Surface Area: 223,00 ha
Provinces: FI
Establishment: 2007
  • Monumental yew (photo by ANPIL Alta Valle Torrente Carfalo)
  • Spectacled salamander (photo by ANPIL Alta Valle Torrente Carfalo)
  • Big beech - Didactic trail (photo by ANPIL Alta Valle Torrente Carfalo)

Valleys and forests where the holm oak meets the beech

The Local Protected Area extends over 220 hectares in a very natural territory among San Vivaldo, Sughera and Castelfalfi, in the municipality of Montaione (FI).
In a mainly woody area where mixed oak forests prevail, many natural habitats, plant and animal species survive: they are are species of primary importance such as a beech forest at a low altitude (200 meters above sea level) with thick populations of yew (also centuries-old yews are present), holly and common holly. Within the beech forest, near the stream waters, it is to notice the presence of the rare spectacled salamander.

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