The National Park of Casentino Forests are Unesco world heritage

In these years, we have dedicated several posts to this place. Both because Portico di Romagna is one of the towns inside the area of the Park, and because it’s always a chance to live nature in a different way.

Animals, trees, traditions, old communities, history and also one the hugest dams in Italy, Ridracoli, with its Museum of water.


Ten years ago, Romagna and Tuscany, the other region of the park, began the process of applying for the site, one of the environmental pearls of our Apennines, inaccessible to the public. Even if, all the surrounding vegetation is beaten weekly by many hikers, attracted by landscape beauty, the peculiarity of natural species, and the care of the context.

The nature of Romagna: Unesco heritage

Sasso Fratino's natural reserve is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision came Friday from Cracow, where the Special Committee convened to examine all the advanced proposals. The Tosco-Romagna site was included in a dossier of 11 European states, which found the favorable free way of the prestigious international organization.

A prize to people who for years, for centuries, live and work in those places with so much passion and dedication despite the difficulties.

Living the park: a unique experience

The International Academy for the Conservation of Nature, based in Vilm Island, Germany, initiated a process for the development of a joint proposal between all the European countries concerned to include in the network their own ancient forests. The Italian proposal included the Integral Reserve of Sasso Fratino in the National Park of Foreste Casentinesi. This is why, this can be considered a great success for all the people living in this area, caring for it and protecting this marvelous piece of land and all its natural resources.