A GROWING FOREST: CARPANETA

07/30/2018

The Carpaneta Forest is a new forest, born in 2003, near the city of Mantua (Northern Italy), as result of a regional project of reconstitution of green areas in the Po Valley. It covers an area of 60 hectares, 41 ha of forest and 19 ha for public uses.

The core of the Carpaneta Forest, based on the model of the nearby Bosco della Fontana di Marmirolo, is a plant carried out with innovative purposes in order to safeguard and enhance the genetic heritage of the European oak which originally occupied almost the whole area of the largest Italian plain in association with the common hornbeam and other typical tree and shrub species.
Next to the forest, a public area, called “Parco di Arlecchino”, has been realized with recreational and educational functions linked to the history, culture and traditions of the Mantuan territory.
During the guided tour, lasting about 3 hours, participants can complete a full itinerary of the Forest which will include:
  1. The forest: biogenetic purposes of the Carpaneta Forest; design criteria, implementation methods, current management; its role in the Life IP Gestire 2020 Project.
  2. Parks with a tourist-recreational function:
  • The “Hortii Vergiliani” with green settings inspired by the works of the Latin poet Publio Virgilio Marone, born near Mantua;
  • The “Triangolo di Arlecchino”, a key element for public use, with the Documentation Center, the Theater of Verzura, the labyrinths;
  • The “Espace Bouffier”: inspired by the short novel of the French writer Jean Giono “The Man Who Planted Trees” (Fr. “L’homme qui plantait des arbres”).
 
A group of maximum 50 participants will be transported by bus from the city of Mantua to the Forest.
The participation fee is € 25 and includes the guided tour and the round trip transport from Mantua.
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