Olmè Wood

 

Just a kilometre away from the Casa dei Racconti, you can visit the Bosco di Olmè, accessible on foot, by bicycle, or by car.

The Bosco di Olmè (“elm wood”) is the largest and most important relict lowland forest in the entire eastern Veneto plain

 

 

The wood you can see today is the last surviving fragment of the great Bosco Olmè di Cessalto which, at the end of the 1800s, extended for about 66 hectares between the villages of Chiarano and Cessalto.

At the beginning of the 1900s,  the wood still occupied 60 hectares.  With its current 27 hectares, it is the most extensive example of lowland forest.

The wood serves principally as a genetic reserve for scientific research and education, while at the same time helping to improve the landscape and microclimate, enhance and protect soil fertility, safeguard human health and restore the chemical balance of the atmosphere.

To find out more:

Official site

Dispensa Olmè