The protected area has a particular nature and historical-cultural value. The forest heritage consists of mixed oak woods, chestnut woods and of an ancient beech forest.
The landscape is crossed by small rivers and lakes and many clearings, and by monumental gardens built around the historical villas as well. Thanks to the many environments, the fauna is very rich too: among the mammals one can easily observe the roe deers, symbol of the Park, the squirrels and the hare on the meadows. In the Park's lakes there is the rare European pond turtle, which is very shy and difficult to observe.
The landscape one can observe in the Carrega Woods Park, more than in any other place, is the result of the interaction between nature and human activities that changed the territory over the centuries through agricultural-forestry management interventions and through significant water flow regulation works.
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