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  • Land Surface Area: 338.00 ha
  • Lower altitude (m): 750
  • Higher altitude (m): 926
  • Regions: Umbria
  • Provinces: Perugia
  • Municipalities: Foligno
  • Establishment Measures: LR 9 3/03/1995
  • PA Official List: EUAP0233

 

 

Territory

Colfiorito: ancient harmony between agricultural activities and natural environment, revealed among large plateaus with gentle ondulations in which alternate wet environments, woods, pastures and cultivated fields.
The Piani di Colfiorito or Plestini plateaus consist of seven karst basins which were once ancient lake basins. Today the Marsh of Colfiorito is the only area of the plateaus where the water remains all year round, undergoing only seasonal level fluctuations. The other plateaus are temporarily flooded only after the rains. The Marsh is a reference point for a large number of birds, which build their nests, reproduce and feed among the reeds. For this reason, in 1995 the Umbria Region decided to protect it with the creation of a regional park. It is included in the Ramsar Convention, which underlines its international importance for naturalistic aspects and it is identified as a Special Conservation Zone (ZSC) by the European Community, due to its importance at a conservation level. The Park is very popular for nature photography and bird watching enthusiasts. It is possible to practice trekking and mountain biking on the numerous paths. There are also many cultural and popular events, organized by the Colfiorito Park.

View on the Croce Casicchio Marsh
View on the Croce Casicchio Marsh
Grey heron
Grey heron
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