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Parco dei Gessi

Via Jussi 171, Farneto 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)

Date of last update: 07/05/2018, 10:40

The Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi is located in the foothills southeast of Bologna and crossed by a number of streams, the Savena, Zena, Idice and Quaderna.

It includes over 130 caves, and the characteristic “calanchi” (badlands) of Passo dell’Abbadessa.

It is therefore a park characterized by geological formations, which determine a wide variety of landscapes, environments and microclimates. This environmental wealth is reflected in a great biodiversity in terms of the numerous plants and animals, which have adapted to the various habitats; just to give an example, there are at least 17 different species of bats.