Created in 1989 because of its geomorphological uniqueness the Colli Euganei Regional Park, covers an area of roughly 20,000 hectares. These hills are some 35 million years old, created by volcanic activity, and also hid the remains of human settlements dating back to the early Stone age, now housed in archaeological sites and ethnographic and natural history museums.
In the 15 boroughs that the park covers there aren’t only natural wonders but also Medieval fortresses, stone-built villages and renaissance villas. The wooded areas have both mediterranean vegetation as well as sweet-chestnut and oak woods where foxes, hedgehogs and over 130 species of birds can be spotted. The park can be visited following the extensive network of footpaths and cyclepaths that cover the area.
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