|Flora & Fauna || |
In the Park there are centuries-old pinewoods, woods of beech and mountain maple, mixed woodland with incredible varieties of species which in autumn create a rainbow splash of colour: beeches, maples (5 different species!) ash, elm, lime and the rare yew and holly.
A large part of the Park is covered in woodland, which becomes age-old forest in the over 5,000 hectares (over 12,000 acres) of the Casentino Forests and in the forest around the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna.
The Park territory is outstanding for the great wealth and variety of animal life, which includes elements of great scientific interest. The large extent of the woodland, especially the tall tree woodland, the coppices aged through conversion, the presence of many plants of notable size and different ages,