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1° Parco Zoo della Fauna Europea di Poppi

A journey into nature for animal lovers

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The Parco Zoo della Fauna Europea, in Poppi is a unique experience extending across nearly 50 hectares of centuries-old oak, pine and chestnut trees, where visitors can admire the most interesting species of European fauna in their own habitat. 

In the middle of the park stands the little church named for Saint Francis of Assisi. Here you can enjoy views of the lake with its aquatic birds, the medieval castle of Poppi, the Pratomagno mountains and the sacred La Verna mount, while Camaldoli, its monastery and the Casentinesi Forests National Park are a few kilometres away. 

You might see animals like the Alp chamois, barn owls, eagle owls, otters, wolves, Eurasian lynx and bears as you walk the two-kilometre trail around the Parco Zoo.

Info: parcozoopoppi.it

The history behind the town of Poppi belongs to the noble Guidi family and their magnificent Castle: to discover its secrets, you’ll have to dive into the medieval history that gave life to this fortress. The castle, built in the 13th century, is attributed to artists from Vasari to Arnolfo di Cambio. ...