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The Sacred Mount of Crea
 
Protected Area Crea

The Natural Park and Equipped Area of the Sacred Mount of Crea.

Surface area: 47 hectares,
Elevation: 355 - 455 metres,
Environment: hilly,
Year of founding as a Natural Park of the Piemonte Region: 1980.

The Sacred Mount of Crea rises on one of the highest points of the eastern sector of the Lower Monferrato, on a hill with steep slopes, composed of sedimentary, easily eroded rock.
The exposure and the particular climatic conditions provide an extreme variation of the vegetation (at the beginning of the 20th century, 996 plant types were catalogued in this zone) and the presence of groups of plants with contrasting needs.
The underbrush includes dogwood, fusaria, vesicaria, gorse and viburnum. There are also splendid flowerings of red lilies, anemones, fairy clubs and orchids.

The botanical interest of these woods is tied to the rare flowers or to their unusual area of distribution, like the bellavedova: iridescent of Mediterranean environments.

The fauna of the area includes badgers, foxes, squirrels, dormice and hares; among the birds, there are hawks (buzzards), falcons (windowers), owls and numerous passerines.

The ecological indication that enriches and makes this hilly area of Crea very special is the presence of two endemic species of hymenopterons (wasps): Stictopisthus sacromontis and Mesochorus scaramozzinoi.


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