Sassoguidano Regional Nature Reserve - Emilia-Romagna

Sassoguidano Regional Nature Reserve - Emilia-Romagna

Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: Regional Natural Reserve; established with D.C.R. March 8, 1995 n. 2411; WWF (Prato Stagno) protection oasis on 1.33 hectares
Emilia Romagna region
Province: Modena

The Sassoguidano Nature Reserve is located in the middle valley of the Panaro and occupies an area of ​​272 hectares, in the Municipality of Pavullo nel Frignano (MO).

Sassoguidano Natural Reserve


The territory of the Sassoguidano Reserve is characterized by the imposing cliffs of the Malvarone belt, by the Sassoguidano ridge, by a good forest cover, by crops and meadows, by the Lerna stream and by a small but of great naturalistic interest in the wetland, the Sassomassiccio pond . This body of water houses a station of Hottonia palustris, a rare submerged aquatic plant from which a spike of clear verticillo flowers emerges in spring. Furthermore, the absence of fish allows numerous species of amphibians to complete the delicate reproductive phase.

Information for the visit

To be seen:
In the heart of the Reserve, a Visitor Center has been set up in a historic rural building located near the Church of Sassoguidano, of thirteenth-century origin, built in a very panoramic position. The other interesting religious building in the protected area is the Sassomassiccio oratory, dating back to the XI-XII centuries, immersed in the chestnut wood.

Municipality of Pavullo nel Frignano
WWF Emilia-Romagna