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  • The Natural Park of Monte Caslano
  • The Natural Park of Monte Caslano
  • The Natural Park of Monte Caslano
  • The Natural Park of Monte Caslano
  • The Natural Park of Monte Caslano
  • The Natural Park of Monte Caslano

The Natural Park of Monte Caslano

An educational path with didactic information about the flora and fauna of Monte Caslano. Along the trail one can stop to admire the view of the Gulfs of Caslano and Agno, the Strait of Lavena Ponte Tresa and Italian territories.

The educational path of Monte Caslano gives one the opportunity, in a relatively small area, to directly come in touch with a natural landscape worth particular interest and protection because it reunites, in this small but lush area, elements that are geologically and botanically diverse. Together they form a precious synthesis of the natural landscape of the entire region.

Geological features in the Monte Caslano area include ancient rocks known as the so-called insubric crystalline sole planes, deposits from the Carboniferous era, Permian vulcanites, as well as Triassic dolomite and Quaternary moraines: these are a classical geological sequence for this region and can be seen in that order in just a short walk.

Botanically speaking, Monte Caslano is also home to some 600 species of higher vascular plants in addition to 150 species of moss and liverwort. A marked nature trail with 15 explanatory boards offers an pleasant way to look around this park. 

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  1. Contact

    Nearby hiking trails!

     

    Ticino Sentieri
    www.ti-sentieri.ch

  2. Notes

    Locality: Caslano
    Location: Monte Caslano
    Altitude: Caslano 272 m/Monte Caslano 523 m
    Map: 1353


    PROSPECTUS IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: Italian - German - French – English


    Features of theme trail: geologic - natural - botany - panoramic
    Physical effort: 1 (1 = easy, 0-300m / 2 = good, 300-600m / 3 = average, 600-900)
    Technical effort: T2 (T1 = footpath / T2 = mountain hiking trail)
    Refreshments: yes
    Selling of typical local products: -

  3. How to arrive

    Caslano may be reached from Lugano by  raiway (Lugano - Ponte Tresa) or by boat, talking advantage of the Service provided by Lugano’s Società Navigazione del Lago.

    Journey by public transports!

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