Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna


Following the traces left by man

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Hystory
  • Duration: 2 hour/s
  • Length: 2 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 100m
  • Recommended Period: from March to November

It is an itinerary leading to discover the traces left by man and the works shaping the landscape. A landscape shaped by man over the centuries, and now back in the hands of nature.
There are several evidences of the rural world: ruins, stone walls, and votive poles, mute traces which have lost their function. At the beginning of this Nature Trail we will find a beautiful exception, represented by Mengozzi Mill which, belonging to Mengozzi family for centuries, has been working until the early 1960s. Recently renovated and now working, it is a lively evidence of the efforts and the conquests of the people who used to live on the difficult and hostile slopes of the Apennines.
The Nature Trail becomes here a cultural trail giving the opportunity to rediscover some elements of the traditional agricultural landscape and the events that have influenced the evolution of the territory.


  1. The Mill and Mengozzi family
  2. Mill: instructions for use
  3. The water plug, the millcourse, the mill pond
  4. From the wheatfield to the fir wood
  5. The wood
  6. The little big works
  7. The wildlife: an ancient present
  8. Stone houses
  9. The "sgaia"
  10. The great exodus
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