PODERE PANTALEONE NATURAL RESERVE
Few kilometers from the town centre, Podere Pantaleone is a real open air museum, well suited to teaching purposes, an oasis of ecological and enviromental importance covering six hectars of farmland where the human presence is limited to the area near the entrance. Here the local fauna und flora have freely grown, creating an habitat of great enviromental interest.
Till the late fifties, Podere Pantaleone was like the other holdings surrounding it: the vine rows were substained by huge pollarded trees and inbetween long pieces of land were planted with wheat, corn, sugarbeetand and lucerne.
The owner refused to pass to new cultivation techniques, so the land never got in touch with plant protection products and chemical fertilizers.
Then it was left abandoned for some decades: plants and animals grew free from human interference.
Recentely the holding has been purchased by Bagnacavallo municipality and transformed in a sheltered area committed to the" Società per gli Studi Naturalistici della Romagna".
Here you can see the typical flora and fauna of "Pianura padana": the black and the white poplar, the elm, the willow, the oak, the country maple, the mulberry tree and several bushes such as hawthorn, elder, cornel and wild rose. In winter, during migrations, the holding becomes an ideal shelter for many species of birds: among them we can mention the nightingale, the hoopoe, the megpie, the horned owl, the owl and the barn owl.
For guided visits and teaching proposals: Mr. Roberto Fabbri, tel. 347 4585280.
Address: Vicolo Pantaleone - Bagnacavallo - 48012 (RA)
Tel: 0545 280898, info - Tourist Information Office
Fax: 0545 280859
How to get there
The green area is in Vicolo Pantaleone, just off via Stradello (via Stradello is off the car park of the shopping centre ‘La Pieve’, there are signs to indicate it). Limited car park. Partially accessible to disabled.
Hours: open on Sunday and holidays, 14.30 - 18.30 (April, May, September and October); 15.30 - 19.30 (June)
Open on: from April 1st to October 6th 2013, only on Sundays and holidays; during weekdays, visits upon request
Closed on: from July 1st to August 31st 2013
Last update: 23/01/2013 (Redazione di Bagnacavallo)