Torbiere del Sebino Regional Nature Reserve - Lombardy

Torbiere del Sebino Regional Nature Reserve - Lombardy

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Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: Regional Oriented Natural Reserve; officially established with Regional Council resolution no. 1846 of 19/12/1984 pursuant to L.R. 30/11/1983, n. 86.
Lombardy region
Province: Brescia

The Torbiere del Sebino Regional Nature Reserve is located on the southern shore of Lake Iseo. It occupies an area of ​​360 hectares in the municipalities of Cortefranca, Iseo and Provaglio di Iseo, in the province of Brescia.
It is also included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance protected by the Ramsar Convention.

Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve (photo


The area that affects the reserve is mainly made up of reeds and stretches of water surrounded by cultivated fields or man-made artifacts (roads, houses). One part is in direct contact with Lake Iseo and is called the razor blade; then there is an internal part, made up of large tanks interspersed with thin earth embankments, called lama and another area with rectangular tanks obtained from the excavation of the peat, which ceased in the 1950s. Since then, nature has recolonized the bodies of water. The banks, dominated by the ancient Romanesque monastery of San Pietro in Lamosa, were covered with marsh vegetation: water lilies, rife, marsh reeds and sedges, according to the different depth of the waters, which, however, does not exceed 2.5 m.
The different characteristics of the marshy environments allow the life of a very rich birdlife, made up of anatidae, such as the marzaiola, slow, like the porciglione, and various species of small marsh birds including the rare salciaiola. On willows that grow on arginelli it is not uncommon to find the curious pendulum nest.
A nature trail, equipped with a hanging walkway, allows an adequate visit to the area.

Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve (photo

Information for the visit

Consortium for the management of the Torbiere del Sebino nature reserve
Via Europa, 5
25050 Provaglio dIseo (BS)

Video: Beatiful view of the Parco delle Torbiere in Provaglio dIseo (May 2022).