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Points of Interest

Bargi

In medieval times this village was the site of an important mountain castle, of which only a few traces of the perimeter walls are still visible today, near the 18th century church, located on a rocky headland overlooking Lake Suviana.

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Chiapporato

This charming hamlet, built between the 17th and 19th centuries, is nestled in a corner sheltered from the winds amid centuries-old chestnut trees, at the foot of Mount Calvi's rugged western slope.

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The Brasimone System

The basin has an area of approximately 0.5 km², a maximum depth of 29 m and a capacity of about 6 million cubic meters of water, which are retained by the Scalere dam (35 m high). The Enea Brasimone Research Center is located on the southern shore of the reservoir, next to Villa Ruggeri (an early 1900s residence now housing the Agency's offices).

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Suviana Lake

This reservoir is one of the largest bodies of water in the Emilian Apennines. It has an area of approximately 1.5 km², a maximum depth of 70 m and a capacity of 46 million cubic meters of water.

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Suviana Lake
Suviana Lake
 

Mount Calvi

The park's highest mountain (1283 m) overlooks the Limentra di Treppio Valley. Its rugged mountainside features mixed broadleaf forests and replanted conifers that in the particularly steep sections are interrupted by rocky outcrops covered in sparse grassy vegetation and dotted with groups of short and meager European hop hornbeams, manna ashes and beeches.

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Mount Stagno

The flat and windy peak of Mount Stagno, inhabited by a few short and twisted European hop hornbeams, offers an amazing view over Lake Suviana, a large part of the Limenta di Treppio Valley and as far as the Reno Valley and the peaks of Mounts Cavallo, Corno alle Scale and Cimone. Facing north, you'll see the massive and distinctive outline of Mount Vigese, locally referred to as Sasso Balinello.

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Poranceto

The Poranceto Forest Museum is located in the middle of a large and picturesque chestnut grove. It is one of the park's visitor centers, providing information on the forest ecosystem and on the area's traditional chestnut growing and harvest activities.

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Stagno

Strategically positioned in the Limentra Valley, this hamlet has ancient origins. There used to be a medieval castle in Stagno that served to control the border between Bologna and Pistoia; it suffered numerous attacks and destruction and no trace of it remains today.

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