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Natural Park of Candia Lake - Piedmont

Natural Park of Candia Lake - Piedmont

Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: Regional Natural Park; established with L.R. March 1, 1995, n. 25.
Piemonte region
Province: Turin

The Lago di Candia Park was the first natural park established by the Province of Turin; it includes the lake located between Candia Canavese, Vische and Mazzè and the two wetlands of Palude and Paludetta. it occupies an area of ​​approximately 336 hectares.

Candia Lake Natural Park (photo www.fi.cnr.it)

Description

The lake of glacial origin is fed by underground springs and is almost devoid of immissaries: it has an area of ​​135 hectares and a maximum depth of about 8 meters.
In the hilly area there are interesting fossiliferous outcrops of marine origin interspersed with striped pebbles which testify to the existence of the glacial-marine environment of about 2 million years ago.
The vegetation is characterized by the numerous species typical of the wetlands such as water chestnut, ceratophyll, blueberry, frog bite and utricularia. The fauna is represented by over 200 species of birds that choose this area for wintering and nesting (bittern, bittern, tufted duck, pochard, gray heron, greater white red, shoveler, green reed, marshland marsh).

Jetty on the lake - Natural Park of Candia (photo www.inflayak.com)

Information for the visit

Province of Turin
Via Bertola, 34
10122 Turin
Tel. 0118612111


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