Via Della Rinascita - ex Casermette area - Colfiorito di Foligno (PG)
The parking area is located in the site of the former Casermette, in the heart of the Colfiorito Park, near from from its Marsh, a wetland rich in vegetation where you can meet rare species of animals. The camper area has numerous services nearby: bar, supermarket, ATM, post office, pharmacy, restaurants and night doctor. Access to the area must be paid and includes electricity and water (the supply of water is interrupted in the winter due to the harsh climate). You can access the area at any time of day or night, the ticket for parking must be regularized at the Barchetta Bar or the headquarters of the Colfiorito Park, which also acts as a tourist infopoint. Trekking routes start from the area of the former Casermette, allowing to discover the natural beauty of the area. The beautiful towns of Assisi, Spello, Bevagna, Foligno, Trevi and Montefalco are easily reachable from Colfiorito, that is also a few km from Rasiglia, the now famous village on the water.
Paid parking area - Annual opening - Free access h. 24 - Pets allowed on a leash.
How to get there
From the south: A1 motorway heading north, exit Orte, until Foligno, then SS77/var exit Colfiorito. Or A14 motorway north, exit Civitanova Marche, then SS77/var exit Colfiorito.
From the north: A1 southbound, Valdichiana exit. Take the SS75 bis to Foligno, then the SS77/var exit Colfiorito.
For the visitors who are interested in exploring and discovering the environmental features of Colfiorito Park, we provide the list complete with telephone numbers of the hiking and environmental tour guides authorized by Regione Umbria to provide this service.
The whole Park area is an ideal place to observe nature. Some points are particularly recommended: the naturalistic observatory - situated in the middle of the western bank of the marsh, which is accessible - and the localities of Croce Cassicchio, Fonte Fontaccia and Fagiolaro.
The best seasons to observe the lively population of the marsh are spring and autumn, even better in the early morning.
LIPU Ornithological Station for bird ringing
Despite its small surface the Colfiorito Park shows a very significant species-richness (biodiversity). The bird species have a high conservation value, and they are included both in the national Red List and in the EEC "Birds" Directive). Of some of these species the Park hosts a big part of the whole regional population (for instance the Bearded Reedling, the Western Marsh Harrier, the Grey Heron) or even of the national population (Eurasian Bittern).
The main research activities carried out in Colfiorito together with the Province of Perugia are the following ones:
Census of the overwintering water birds (Program IWC, since 1991)
"Quality" surveys (Check List) (since 2005)
Observation and listening stations (Annual cycle: October 2008 - September 2009)
Bird ringing through constant effort captures, PR.I.S.CO project: a bird ringing program coordinated by ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (Higher Institute for the Environmental Protection and Research).
In Colfiorito the bird ringing campaign has been carried out since 2005 during the period between May and August, when the birds breed. Its implementation concerns the nesting passeriformes and it supplies data on the population dimension, the reproductive success, the death or survival rate of the young birds.
The bird ringing is carried out for scientific purpose: the birds are captured and marked with a ring around their legs, then they are released again.
The project is useful to control the protected birds and to adopt the conservation measures provided by the management programs of the Special Protection Area within the Park's territory.
In order to officialize and plan the visits as better as possible, we put at your disposal in the Environmental Education dedicated page a form that you must fill and send back to the Colfiorito Park Service at the specified contacts.