The area in which our park is found does it departs of the so-called one “buttress pliocenico” (rich of sea fossils), an extension of around 575 hectares destined soon protected area to becoming (Reserve of the Buttress pliocenico). it deals with a sedimentary formation primarily constituted by sandstone that it extends him among the valleys of the Rhine and the Idice.

In the Pliocene (4 – 2 million years ago) the Appennino was nearly completely emerged and surrounded by the Mediterranean sea: it is likely that the formation of the buttress has had origin from following overflows from the sea of the consequential sedimentations from the rivers Sect, Rhine, Savena and Idice that flowed in the lowland then covered of water. The rocky substratum of these reliefs is composed (to eg. Mountain Adone – 655 mt, Mountain of the Ants – 638 ms, Mountain Mario 466 ms, Fortress of Badolo 475 ms, the Monk’s Mountain – 547 ms, Stone of Glossina) of coarse sandstones, of a gilded yellow color, while to the base the grounds are composed from soft clays, and often ploughed by precipises, all however rich of sea fossils.

The erosions caused by the wind have conferred then to the walls an aspect they almost climb on: example among the most beautiful is that of the Towers of Mountain Adone, in the proximities of the homonym top, whose ridge ago from watershed among Savena, Sect and Rhine it constitutes the tallest relief of the buttress and it is destination of some of our walks.

The extension of our park is of around 40 hectares, of which around eight of wooded area of community interest, 18 hectares of pasture and sowed you and 2,5 of orchards.

Component of the animal habithat of relief they are without doubt the ten kinds of community interest among which some with nests (wandering Hawk, smaller Albanella) or potentially nests (Lanario, real Owl) they are rare or you threaten. More regularly nests are also Succiacapre, Tottavilla, Ortolano and to small Have. Irregular it is the sighting of the royal eagle, while an about twenty they are the usual migrants.