La salvezza del mondo è nella natura selvaggia – In Wildness is the preservation of the world
Henry David Thoreau (Walking/The Wild, 1863)


The most powerful stories are those told by old beech trees.

Thousand-year-old tales, timeless legends stored to this day in precious treasure troves, in natural cathedrals: the old-growth beech forests.
Every single part of them is a repository of knowledge: in the shade of the huge tree crowns, the underbrush is a scented heart, and its discreet beating tells a tale far away from the cities.

The trunks of the beech trees are home to a secret and fascinating nature perpetuating itself through time.
The drumming of the woodpeckers in spring alternates with the roaring of the stags during the mating season in autumn and with the deafening silence of the snow-covered forests in winter, in a sort of never-ending refrain. Because there is no season the beech forests cannot tell a story about.

Thus, the seven sites of old-growth beech forests in Italy, in the heart of the National Parks of the Apennines, talk about our roots and tell extraordinary tales of our evolution embedded in nature.


The beech forests

Bracciano - Martignano Regional Park

Monte Raschio

Comune di Soriano nel Cimino

Monte Cimino

Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise national park

Val Fondillo, Coppo del Principe, Moricento, Val Cervara, Coppo del Morto

Gargano National Park

Foresta Umbra

Pollino National Park

Cozzo Ferriero e Pollinello

Aspromonte National Park

Valle Infernale

Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park

Sasso Fratino


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