Type of protected area - Where it is located
Typology: State Oriented Biogenetic Nature Reserve; established with D.M.A.F. July 26, 1971 and March 29, 1972.
The Campolino State Oriented Biogenetic Nature Reserve covers an area of 98 hectares occupied by spruce woods; it is located in the Municipality of Abetone (PT).
Campolino Nature Reserve (photo www.provincia.pistoia.it)
The morphology of the Campolino Reserve, particularly rough, has allowed the formation of marshes and ponds (Greppo lake) of particular beauty and scientific interest. The Campolino Reserve aims to preserve the wreck of an autochthonous spruce (spruce forest), which is among the southernmost in Europe, and, with it, the ecosystem that includes it.
Flora and fauna
In addition to the tree species, mainly represented by the red fir, white fir, beech and rowan of the birds, there is also a rich herbaceous and shrubby flora in the Reserve.
Among the fauna, typical of the Northern Apennines, it is interesting to note: the newt, in the peaty ponds, and the eagle, although rare, which nests in inaccessible places, not far from the province of Lucca (Orrido di Botri). Some families of marmots, coming from a couple introduced in the 50s, have definitely settled in the reserve.
Information for the visit
How to get there: Management:
The reserve can be reached by taking the SS 42 Abetone-Brennero road.
State Forestry Corps
Via del Carmine, 8