Lagoni di Mercurago Natural Park

The Lagoni di Mercurago Nature Park, established in 1980, is a natural reserve in Piedmont, located in Mercurago, a hamlet near Arona, consisting of many lakes with swamp vegetation.

Parco naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Parco naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago
Map showing the location of Parco naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago
LocationPiedmont
Nearest cityArona
Area473 hectares
Established1980
Governing bodyEnte di gestione delle aree protette del Ticino e del Lago Maggiore

LandscapeEdit

Near Arona, on the morainic hills around Lake Maggiore, there is the Lagoni di Mercurago Nature Park which includes mires, pasture for horses and forests.

ArchaeologyEdit

Prehistorical remains of the Terramare culture dating back to the Bronze Age and some Roman domus were found in the area. The first stilt house in Italy, a wooden pirogue and three weels, was found here in 1860.

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  Media related to Parco naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°44′06″N 8°33′07″E / 45.7350°N 8.5520°E / 45.7350; 8.5520