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Fontegreca Cypress Grove

The biotope of Bosco degli Zappini, extending itself above Fontegreca up to the valley of the river Sava, is of considerable interest.
It is a spontaneous cypress grove of about 70 hectares, present in the area at least since 1500. Within the wood there are small swimming-pools and natural ponds of crystal-clear water created by the stream Sava.
It represents one of the most interesting spontaneous cypress groves of the Mediterranean basin, and it is an ideal destination for botanical researchers because of its rareness.
Discovered in the 17th century, it has been studied by the Tuscan Accademia dei Georgofili and it has recently been object of a research financed within the Community Program Interreg.

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