The national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise; the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines; the Circeo park; the Dolomiti Bellunesi national park and the Gran Paradiso national park. He advised us Paolo Pigliacelli, head of the Projects Department of Federparchi – Europarc Italia, for next summer’s family holidays
In Italy there are 25 national parks and, together with the natural reserves, they occupy 1.3 million hectares. These protected green spaces are the first in Europe in terms of biodiversity and are beloved, so much so that they are the favorite destination of millions of travelers, including families. Yes, because “all the parks, even those in the most inaccessible areas, are equipped for all types of visitors” reports Paolo Pigliacelli, head of the Federparchi – Europarc Italia Projects Department.
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Initiatives for summer 2020
If you want to take a look at the events that will be organized in the protected areas of Italy, you can take a look at the “calendar” section of the association. Here you will find all the proposals available, which will be updated continuously and which can be filtered by day and province.
National parks suitable for children
There are, however, some parks that are more active than others as regards environmental education, «which represents an objective interest for children and young people. In this sense we would like to point out the most dynamic parks for the environmental education initiatives aimed at schools which are often repeated, in different forms, even in the summer. It is mainly about regional parks of Central-Northern Italy “, in particular those:
- of Trentino-Alto Adige,
- of Emilia Romagna,
- of Lombardy
- and Piedmont.
Among the national ones, however, Pigliacelli reports:
1. The national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise (www.parcoabruzzo.it)
Famous for its model of nature conservation and environmental protection, it allows controlled and selected visits. The park offers many events and various environmental education initiatives to induce personal and profound reflections.
Together with the associations and cooperatives in the area, the institution always organizes new programs for all age groups with the aim of reaching and raising awareness as many visitors as possible.
2. The park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines (www.parcoappennino.it)
A mountain park, where you can climb up to 2000 meters of altitudeand, which offers breathtaking spectacles: from forests to rocks, to lakes and high altitude meadows.
Here live the wolf, but also the mouflon, the roe deer and the golden eagle.
The institution organizes many environmental education programs, such as “Young explorers in search of biodiversity”, to raise awareness among the younger public.
The initiatives are realized thanks to the collaboration with very important realities, including Reggio Children.
Understanding how recycling works, discovering the wonders of the park and understanding how natural balances work. These are the environmental education programs promoted by the park for the little ones. There are many events and initiatives open to all to better enjoy this historic park established in 1934.
4. Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park (www.dolomitipark.it)
Rare species, variety of environments and amazing beauties. These are the ingredients of a park that was created to protect an extraordinary territory. There are many environmental education programs aimed at students, but there is no shortage of initiatives, events and itineraries for even simple visitors.
5. The Gran Paradiso National Park (www.pngp.it)
It is the oldest Italian national park and extends between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont. The panorama is made up of larch and fir woods, vast alpine meadows, and wonderful glaciers. For children (but also for adults) there are many educational programs available; There are also many events scheduled, which can be filtered to find those most suitable for families.
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