Riserva Naturale Regionale Monticchie

Where
Riserva Naturale Regionale Monticchie
Somaglia (LO)

Our stop is Monticchie Nature Reserve, a woodland area located on an ancient paleochannel of the Po River, not far from Roncaglia (now Somaglia), an ancient fortress built to defend the city of Milan during the Middle Ages and easily accessible today by train + bicycle from Milan or from Piacenza.  

 

Listed among wildlife restocking and capture areas in 1969 and wildlife protection areas in the late 70's, it was then taken over by the WWF at the behest of regional authorities. Since 1988, it became known as the Regional Natural Reserve, encompassing an area of 250 hectares. In 2005, it was recognized by the European Community as a Site of Community Importance. 

Our tour begins in the exhibition halls and educational workshops of Cavazzi Castle, dedicated to both the Reserve and, more generally, to river environments, and continues along the outdoor path leading visitors to the bank of the Po River and to the Natural Reserve itself. Despite the considerable changes it has undergone in the last few decades, the area still retains the old charm of the Lodi plains, particularly in the stretch of land separating the Castle from the Reserve.

Beyond the presence of crayfish and a rare animal species known as Lataste's Frog, which enjoy the humid environment, its most interesting wildlife is found in its large heronry, a nesting colony of about 600 ardeid couples, among which visitors may also spot Grey Herons. 
 

 
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Places

The Horse Chestnut of Somaglia Castle

  • Active & Green
The Horse Chestnut of Somaglia Castle
388 mt

The Lamberti Art Collection

At Codogno it hosts 122 works, including paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculptures, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present
  • Art & Culture
The Lamberti Art Collection, Museums Lodi
5.61 km

The Chignolo Po Castle

"La Versailles della Lombardia" (cit. Marc'Antonio Dal Re)
  • Art & Culture
The Chignolo Po Castle
11.37 km

Pizzighettone: Case Matte and Church of San Pietro

  • Villages
Pizzighettone: Case Matte
11.7 km

Guado Tower

  • Art & Culture
Guado Tower
12.03 km

The Civic Museum in Pizzighettone

  • Art & Culture
The Civic Museum in Pizzighettone
12.08 km

Stargazing at the Observatory

  • Art & Culture
Tour to Mairago's observatory
12.22 km

San Bassiano Church

  • Art & Culture
San Bassiano Church
12.25 km

The Museum of the Handicraft and Folk Culture

  • Art & Culture
The Museum of the Handicraft and Folk Culture
12.32 km

The walls of Pizzighettone

  • Art & Culture
The walls of Pizzighettone
12.32 km

The dungeons’ museum

  • Art & Culture
The dungeons’ museum
12.32 km

The Bridge over the Adda

  • Art & Culture
The Bridge over the Adda
13.12 km

Where to sleep

RAGGIO DI SOLE

Senna Lodigiana
RAGGIO DI SOLE
1.89 km

HOTEL MONDIAL

Somaglia
HOTEL MONDIAL
2.57 km

B&B LA BORASCA

Casalpusterlengo
B&B LA BORASCA
4.05 km

APPARTAMENTI LA BORASCA

Casalpusterlengo
APPARTAMENTI LA BORASCA
4.05 km

SMILE 2.0

Fombio
SMILE 2.0
4.06 km

HOTEL DUE FONTANE

Casalpusterlengo
HOTEL DUE FONTANE
4.64 km

BREAK HOTEL & MOTEL

Ospedaletto Lodigiano
BREAK HOTEL & MOTEL
4.65 km

CAV ASTI

Ospedaletto Lodigiano
CAV ASTI
4.93 km

B&B MANCIU

Ospedaletto Lodigiano
B&B MANCIU
4.98 km

Centro di Spiritualità "MADRE CABRINI"

Codogno
Centro di Spiritualità
5.27 km

Locazione Toscano

CODOGNO
Locazione Toscano
5.43 km

Locazione Vinaccia

CODOGNO
Locazione Vinaccia
5.64 km

CASA ORCHIDEA LITTA

ORIO LITTA
CASA ORCHIDEA LITTA
6.14 km

RISTORANTE BURATTI

Guardamiglio
RISTORANTE BURATTI
6.22 km

APPARTAMENTI BRAGONZI

Terranova dei Passerini
APPARTAMENTI BRAGONZI
6.35 km

OSTELLO COMUNALE GRANGIA BENEDETTINA

ORIO LITTA
OSTELLO COMUNALE GRANGIA BENEDETTINA
6.41 km

HOTEL MOTEL NORD

Guardamiglio
HOTEL MOTEL NORD
6.48 km

Area di sosta LAGHETTO VENERE

LIVRAGA
Area di sosta LAGHETTO VENERE
6.5 km

Agriturismo LE MAGNOLIE

SAN FIORANO
Agriturismo LE MAGNOLIE
6.99 km

DREAM LAKE apartment 2 di VALLI DANILA

Lezzeno
DREAM LAKE apartment 2 di VALLI DANILA
7.09 km