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"Carlo Siemoni" Forest Museum and Arboretum

In Badia Prataglia there is a museum where you can get to know the flora and fauna of the Apennines

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Via Nazionale, 26, 52010 Badia Prataglia AR, Italia

The “Carlo Siemoni” Forest Museum in Badia Prataglia is dedicated to the bohemian forest engineer Karl Siemon, called to manage the Casentino forests for the Grand Duke of Tucany Leopold II in 1837. There are photos, giant prints of flowers and wildlife of the Apennines, a model of the geology of the land, reconstructions of natural environments, a xyloteque and taxidermy mammals from the Apennines.

Next to the museum there is the Arboretum, the oldest one in Italy, built in the mid-19th century by Siemon, to create a space for experimentation and acclimatisation of exotic forest species, indigenous and centuries-old trees of many varieties. In total, there are 139 species over three hectares, coming from all over the world, including giant sequoias, Spanish fir and Japanese Cedar.

Info: badiaprataglia.net

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