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  • The area and the structure are easily reachable from the main cities of northern-central Italy and the location is ideal for day trips in Lunigiana-Tuscany, CINQUE TERRE, Sestri Levante and / or Chiavari for a day at sea even in winter , in PARMA and BOLOGNA or to visit the CASTLES AND VILLAGES of the area.
    A territory that can be discovered along beautiful itineraries in the countryside with the 2 WHEELS both MOTORIZED, with MTB and E-MTB, with fascinating HORSE RIDING, with TREKKING to discover uncontaminated and almost unknown views of the Taro and Ceno Valleys . It is also possible to practice sports, even winter, such as TRAILRUNNING, SNOWSHOES, SLEEDOG, NORDIC AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING. The territory is crossed by an infinity of roads and paths, some of very old origins, which were once traveled by merchants, pilgrims (Abbots Way), shepherds, farmers and woodcutters: abandoned with the advent of roads and vehicles engine, which have been largely recovered, cleaned and reported by the Environmental Guides of Valtaro / Valceno and the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and today they are frequented for pleasure by hundreds of excursionists.
    After nature, culture and history ... gastronomy. Here the absolute king of the tables is the IGP Porcino Mushroom, there are also Valceno truffles, Parmigiano Reggiano of Mountain, agnolini in broth, mountain bread, herb and potato salad cakes, chestnut and forest fruits dishes; dishes that are influenced by the lower Parma area, Liguria and Tuscany

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The Ghirardi's Oasis WWF

is about 5Km far from Tolasudolsa and covers 600 hectares of meadows, woods and streams. It is the home of countless species of animals, plants and mushrooms; it hosts rare habitats and an enchanting landscape. and constantly changes throughout the seasons.
In the Natural Reserve and in the surroundings it is possible to practice bio-watching, the observation of biological diversity, practically nature in all its forms. it is "going by nature" practicing naturalistic excursions. It is not a question of "walking to arrive" as in traditional trekking but of wandering curious to observe the biodiversity that you come across while walking. Bio-watching is a "slow" way to go out on an excursion, stopping to see and photograph the many surprises that can be found along the way.
During the whole year are organized events open to the public (most of them are free and some are asked for a contribution) pertaining to the Reserve and others in collaboration with local institutions/associations.
Every day the WWF Oasis can be visited on foot freely by accessing from locality Costa dei Rossi (Albareto) or Porcigatone (Borgotaro).


MUSHROOMS COLLECTION:
The Borgotaro Porcino Mushrooms

Borgo Val di Taro and its valleys are famous all over the world for its mushroom; for years, in fact, the main wealth of the Apennine woods in the Province of Parma, in the watershed between Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany, is no longer the firewood, however, excellent and sought in all of Northern Italy, but are rather the products of the undergrowth.
In particular, the porcini mushrooms of Borgotaro are known everywhere since the end of the 800, when many mountain citizens were forced to emigrate to America or England, they exported and made this product known abroad. Despite this ancient fame, the Borgotaro Mushroom is a very young brand, as the I.G.P. it was obtained in 1993 by the Ministry and in 1996 by the EEC.
In particular, the porcini mushrooms of Borgotaro are known everywhere since the end of the 800, when many mountain citizens were forced to emigrate to America or England, they exported and made this product known abroad. Despite this ancient fame, the Borgotaro Mushroom is a very young brand, as the I.G.P. it was obtained in 1993 by the Ministry and in 1996 by the EEC.
The authorization for the collection is governed by a regulation that provides for different rules for residents and non-residents citizens. The enthusiast can proceed with the collection only if aged over 14 years, with a daily permit issued by the competent offices and are valid on the territory of the former Mountain Community of the Taro and Ceno Valleys. The rules, the cartography and the indications can be found on the website of the Consortium for the Protection of the I.G.P. Borgotaro mushroom.
THE CASTELS AND THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGES
In the mountain area there are mainly medieval defensive castles: the most important are the Castle of Bardi, the Castle of Compiano and the Castle of Torrechiara, but there are also the fortresses of Noceto, Felino, Sala Baganza, Varano de' Melegari and Castles of Tabiano and Scipione-Castello near Salso Maggiore. The Romanesque Cathedral of Berceto is very beautiful.

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