ancient forest that stretched seamless on the Adriatic coast, from the southern side of the Rhine River to the last offshoot of Cervia, for an area of about 700 hectares, were currently only a few significant examples. Among these 260 hectares of the pine forest of Cervia Milano Marittima, that includes 30 hectares of Natural Park. Although small compared to the dense scrub forest that, probably from the fourteenth and fifteenth century, had to characterize the area, the pine wood of Cervia still represents a green lung of fundamental importance for the environmental balance and the conscious identity of its inhabitants. The most common tree species are two particular species of pine trees: the Stone Pine (Pinuns Pinea) known as Stone pine, mainly on the coast and characterized by an umbrella-shaped foliage; and the Maritime Pine, shaped essentially pyramid. However, there are white poplars, locust trees and typically Mediterranean shrubs such as juniper, the Olivelle, privet, roses, blackberry bushes, vines and wild plums. It is also not uncommon to cross different species of wild orchids.
In this corner of nature thrive numerous birds, commonly seen taking 32 trails, effectively reported, that meander within the four areas that comprise the forest complex (Stazzone, hut, dunes, Bassona). With a little ‘care you can see hoopoe, Canapini, horned owls, sterpazzole, flycatchers and a few specimens of bat, the largest among European bats.
In this fantastic green scenery it is then possible to practice many outdoor sports, not just so relaxing nature walks, often organized by associations such as “Lovers of the pine forest”, jogging or mountain biking. At the ends of the pine forest are numerous sports fields for tennis, golf and archery. Since 2009 is available exercise equipment in wood-designed and produced in Sweden, along the Life Path, with warning signs that illustrate how to use in Italian and English. Very appreciate
Also the opportunity to cross by canoe channels that lead to the sea salt through the scrub forest.