Big Ponds Park
(Parco dei Lagoni)


The trails are also marked according to the following four themes:

- woodland
- archeology
- wetlands
- human activity


There are many green areas where you can stop to enjoy the scenery or even have a picnic.

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The main structure of the park was laid down centuries ago during the last glaciation, when Lake Maggiore was a glacier. Nowadays the terrain consists of woodland, pasture and wetlands. In the park there are nineteen numbered trails which you can enjoy on foot or by bike.


Woodland - Approximatley three quarters of the park is covered in woodland, mainly oak, chestnut and birch, home to many small animals.

Archeology - There are two sets of ancient tombs, one a Bronze Age burial dating from the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. and the other from the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. during the Roman period.

Wetlands - The wetlands were formed when the glacial ice melted approximately 10,000 years ago. They contain various species of rare aquatic plants as well as amphibians and aquatic fauna.

Human Activity - The main human activity in the park is the training of race horses. There are various other small enterprises related to the environment.