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Parco dei Cento Laghi

A welcoming landscape and typical products well-known all over the world

The presence of different altimetric levels in the Park (ranging between 400 and 1,650 m above sea level) guarantees a noteworthy variety of environments and a high level of biodiversity. A still intact environment, where nature combines with human life to originate the agricultural-food excellences that are well-known all over the world, such as the PDO Parmigiano Reggiano and the PDO Prosciutto di Parma.
A territory where one works… and live!
A welcoming "middle-earth" between the big cities of the Po Valley and the isolated and wild ridge between Tuscany and Emilia.
Established in 1995 as "Parco di Crinale dell'Alta Val Parma e Cedra", after the establishment (2001) and the expansion (2010) of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, the Regional park reconfigured its territory and changed its "mission".
Not only the safeguard of the beautiful environments rich in nature and almost completely uninhabited, but enhancement of the mountain rural landscape, which is still in a good conservation status and rich in biodiversity, agriculture, typical products, culture and tourism.

Since 2012 it is managed by the Managing Authority for the Parks and Biodiversity - Western Emilia.
Ballano Lake and Mount Torricella
(foto di Marco Rossi)
PDO Parma Ham
(foto di PR Cento Laghi)