Riserva naturale speciale Colle della Torre di Buccione

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Surface Area: 29,72 ha
Provinces: NO
Establishment: 1993
  • Torre Buccione (photo by Parchi Sacro Monte Orta)

Situated nearby Mt. Mesma and overlooking Orta Lake, Colle della Torre di Buccione represents a particularly significant landscape feature of the lake as far as woodlands are concerned; on its summit there is a fortified tower of considerable historical-architectural interest, the last bulwark of a castle quoted in documents dating back to the 13th century. On Buccione tower there was a bell signalling dangers: the last one dating back to the 17th century is preserved in the garden of the Town Hall in Orta.

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