PARKS

In Carpi there is a remarkable number (about 120) of parks, public gardens and green areas connected to schools, widely distributed on the city territory and with different dimensions. Almost all the green areas offer play areas for children ( with the overall presence of about 200 games) and equipped areas where to spend free time, in every season, walking in the open air.

35GARDENS IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE

36TOWN PARKS

37DRAINAGE CANALS

38FAUNISTIC OASES

39WWF OASIS LA FRANCESA

40 BORSARI OASIS

 

  

    

    

35) GARDENS IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE

The Public Gardens (behind the Municipal Theatre) with their  4500 sqm; this green area created since 1868, hosts an important specimen of Celtis Australis (Bagolaro or Spaccasassi) about 130 years old.

Parco delle Rimembranze ( near the Hospital) created in 1927 in remembrance of the World War I victims , occupies an area of about 25.000 sqm and houses some very nice specimens of Populus Alba (White Poplar), Quercus Robur (Oak) e Juglans Nigra (black or American Walnut). In axial position respect to the main street, inside Parco delle Rimembranze, there is the bronze monument to General Fanti. Placed on a granite pedestal it is remarkable for the colossal proportions of the horse and the knight and for the significant sculptural force. On the pedestal there are two bronze bas-reliefs with episodes of his life.

Parco della Resistenza (near the city cemetery) with its 37.000 sqm it hosts many varieties of plants . Among these latter, worthy of note for their beauty ; a specimen of Liriodendron Tulipifera  and some examples of Fagus  rarely present in plains.

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36) CITY PARKS

Parco Sandro Pertini ( in the south area near Via Bollitora) with its 37.000 sqm is the result of a complex and modern project: inside there is a well-equipped play area and standing areas for the public.

Parco di Cibeno Pile (north of Carpi, Cibeno) with its 24.000 sqm hosts more than 30 Ulmus (Eml) free from Grafiosi that has caused the destruction of the majority of elms that have characterised Padana plain ever since. The park owns a significant play area and it is seat of an equipped centre for elderly people.

Parco Giovanni Paolo II, ex Foro Boario (Via Alghisi, near the train station) is a green area of about 6.000 sqm, with two play areas for the different ages and uses. There are many threes and recently planted shrubs that create a variety of colours and flowering during the year. It presents older examples of Platanus of a fair size. Worthy of note, as place of attraction, the rooftop along Via Alghisi, recently restored and seat of public events (eg. the peasant’s market). It houses Aimag fountain which provides public water, even sparkling.

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37) DRAINAGE CANALS

At the beginning of the XX century, in order to drain the excessive water in overflow periods and to provide water during the drought, the Bonifica Parmigiana Moglia-Secchia has made an important work of canalisation involving the whole territory, until the Apennines area. Beside the canals it is possible to see the water lifting systems with annexed close, a powerful evidence of industrial construction. There are brick structures and plastered inserts, in the XV century style, decorated with friezes, graffiti and paintings with big arched windows.

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38) FAUNISTIC OASES

The presence of many drainage canals for the water regulation promotes, in the North, well-watered crops ( rice, watermelons, melons, fish farms and sport fishing).

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39) WWF OASIS ‘LA FRANCESA’

Created with the aim of maintaining, recovering and enhancing the environmental characteristics of the territory, it has an extension of more than 23 hectares, of which 8 are used as wet meadow to protect the biological and reproductive cycle of many species of birds. Inside there is a didactic path well equipped for disabled people and a bird watching centre. The oasis is in Stradello Francesa, Fossoli, close to the ex-Concentration Camp. 

Visiting hours:

From the 1st Sunday of March to the 2nd Sunday of June

From the 1st Sunday of September to the 2nd Sunday of November

9.30-12.30 and 15.00-till sunset

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40) BORSARI OASIS

Privately owned, it is constituted of about 13 hectares of wet areas, hygrophilous woods and wet meadows. It hosts a nesting colony of herons, night herons and egrets among the largest in Emilia Romagna. The best periods for visiting are spring and autumn. The oasis can be reached going along Via Remesina towards Novi di Modena.

To book visits to the Environmental Education Centre tel. 059-688380 or 059-649408, 649081

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