PARCO DEL LOTO - LOTUS GREEN AREA
The natural reserve "Parco del loto", which is 77.252 square metres wide, is close to the town centre but still quite and in a very well protected site. The green are is characterized by a wide pond in which lotus flowers and water-lilies grow freely creating a beautiful natural environment.
This land is a private property that has been left wild and donated to the municipality of Lugo; after six years it has developed into a natural area with wild flora and small woods.
The bush has the typical hydric plants and characteristics: the bush is open to light, adult trees grows strongly, there are bushes of different sizes and plants of different ages. Thanks to the peculiar climate which characterizes this environment, the area shortly reached a natural and wild aspect and structure.
The park is named after the lotus, which is a water plant that produces flowers that are the symbol of eternal life in Eastern cultures; it is also a valuable officinal plant that blooms in July and August.
In the park there are numerous birds, such as goldfinch, nightingale, bald-coot, wild duck, heron, water-hen, kingfisher and many others.
Address: Via Brignani, 9/1 - Via Foro Boario, 42/3 - Via Canale Inf. Dx, 18 - Lugo - 48022 (RA)
Tel: 0545 38444 - 38559, info
Fax: 0545 38377
How to get there
The park is near the historical town centre, in the north west part of the town. Car park available. Disabled access.
Price: admission free
Hours: from May 1st to September 14th, 9.00 - 21.00; from September 15th to 30th, 9.00 - 19.00; from October 1st to December 31st, 9.00 - 17.00
Open on: from May to December, green area; all year around, play area
Closed on: from December 31st to May 1st, open the play area only (entrance in via Brignani), 9.00 - 17.00; the green area will be closed to protect the fauna
Last update: 22/01/2013 (Redazione di Lugo)