Sasso Fratino

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  • European Diploma of Protected Areas (code IT940003)
  • Since 1985
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 8 km2 (764.00 ha)
  • Marine area: Not available

Source and more information: Council of Europe


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Information Corpo forestale dello Stato - Gestione ex Azienda di Stato per le Forestre Demaniali Via Carducci 5 I-00187 Roma Uffizio Amministrazione ex A.S.F.D. Via Alighieri 41 I-52015 Pratovecchio (Arezzo)
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General character of the site Sasso Fratino is situated on the north-eastern side of the Apennines (650-1520m), about 60 km north-east of Florence. Its position north of the watershed places it in the zone of influence of the Adriatic; in the Emilia-Romagna region, it forms part of the Casentino State Forest which covers more than 10.000 ha in all. 
Vulnerability There have been no problems since the area was placed under strict protection. 
Owner The reserve is state-owned. 
Documentation Carte "Foreste Demaniali Casentinesi" au 1:25.000Council of Europe - European Diploma Series (1986), Réserve naturelle intégrale de Sasso Fratino - Italie, Strasbourg, 15 p. 
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Educational interest There are good recreation facilities nearby, such as the Carlo Simeoni forestry museum in Bada Prataglia and the Camaldoli tree and bird museum. 
Cultural heritage In the middle Ages, the Tuscan part belonged to the Camaldoli monks, and the part in Romagna to the princes of Guidi da Puppi. The monastery was converted to secular use in 1886 and the Casentino woods were directly administrated by the state. In 1914 the Romagna forests, formerly owned by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, also became the property of the state. 
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