Naturalistic Oasis of Candeleto
Protected area, wide and articulated, which extends for about 1000 hectares on the Candeleto hill, between the valleys of the Carpina and Carpinella streams.
The top of the hill, called Monte Croce (735 m asl), is covered by vast pine forests of black pine , with the presence of firs and pino silvestre, the result of reforestation carried out at the beginning of the century and which
they give the landscape an alpine-like aspect. The undisputed rulers of this forest are the rodents: the Squirrel, greedy for pine nuts, the Dormouse and Moscardino.
The rest of the wildlife is concentrated along the slopes of the Candeleto hill, where the mixed deciduous woods (Oaks, Maples, Carpini, Sorbi and Ciliegi), alternating with pastures and clearings, offer safe shelters and plenty of food; Here coexist the Fox and the Boar, the Badger and the Porcupine, while Magpies and Jays fly cautiously from branch to branch, and the Kestrel, during the day, and the Allocco, at night, preside over the sky.