Protected Area

Identity Card

  • Land Surface Area: 3'122.92 ha
  • Protected flora: 22 species  (Italian text)
  • Protected wildlife: 200 species  (Italian text)
  • Habitats: 22 types (Italian text)
  • Regions: Emilia Romagna
  • Provinces: Parma
  • Municipalities: Collecchio, Fornovo di Taro, Medesano, Noceto, Parma
  • Establishment Measures: LR 11 2/04/1988
  • PA Official List: EUAP0175



The Taro River Park

The Park protects the river stretch between Fornovo and Pontetaro (PR) and has an extension of about 2000 ha (over 3000 if the adjacent area is included). For years the Authority has been working to safeguard this important natural corridor, in which highly natural places, agricultural areas and others deeply modified by man coexist.

Further information

Medesano Small Lakes
Medesano Small Lakes

Nature, culture and landscapes

The Park extends around the Taro river and its stretch of high plain.
The large riverbed wanders and the water covers the surrounding mattress of gravel. The banks of the watercourse are usually higher than the bed and are characterized by a mosaic vegetation.
Large surfaces have a predominantly herbaceous cover, with dry environments and sometimes the species of markedly arid soils predominate. These meadows are often interspersed with scattered shrubs, sometimes aggregated in more or less dense spots which, locally, could give rise to the formation of dense thickets.

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Further information

Sunset in Chiesuole
Sunset in Chiesuole
Photo by Nature, culture and landscapes
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