Parks and nature reserves
Few kilometers from the town centre, Podere Pantaleone is a real open air museum, well suited to teaching purposes, an oasis of ecological and enviromental importance covering six hectars of farmland where the human presence is limited to the area near the entrance. Here the local fauna und flora have freely grown, creating an habitat of great enviromental interest.
The “Andrea Golfera” public park in Lugo, built by the Western Romagna Reclamation Consortium and the Municipality of Lugo in the area of the floodplain casing of the “Brignani Ivo” Canal, is an important hydraulic defense work object of renaturalization interventions.
The new center is structured on two floors and is equipped with all the necessary services.
Lago dei Gelsi, or Lago della Fornace, is an artificial lake that formed from a quarry now closed and used to extract clay.
The mills’ canal of Imola (Canale dei Molini di Imola) is centuries old; before mills were built on the canal, its waters were navigated by boats which transported goods.
The grove lies between San Patrizio and Conselice; it is the recreation of the original marsh environment of the area, with groves and wetlands. It features an observation area for educational purposes.
This wood is located west of Fusignano; it’s the result of a reforestation project aiming to recreate a portion of the ancient woods of oak and hornbeam that used to be here in the past. A similar wood existed in Fusignano in the park of the villa of the Calcagnini family; sadly this was destroyed during World War II.
The guided tours offer a chance to get close, in an unusual way, to several aspects of the night life of nature, increasing the perception towards nature, while stimulating especially the senses of hearing, smelling and touching.
The natural reserve "Parco del loto", which is 77.252 square metres wide, is close to the town centre but still quite and in a very well protected site. The green are is characterized by a wide pond in which lotus flowers and water-lilies grow freely creating a beautiful natural environment.