Newts

Alpine newt

Scientific Name: Ichthyosaura alpestris

Quick Facts:

  • Newts have a long and slender body, with a long, vertically flattened tail.

Smooth newt

Scientific Name: Lissotriton vulgaris


Northern crested newt

Scientific Name: Triturus cristatus

Salamanders

Italian cave salamander

Scientific Name: Speleomantes italicus

Quick Facts:

  • Salamanders have a lizard-like appearance, and a prehensile tongue which they use to obtain prey. 
  • Salamander and newts, unique among vertebrates, have the capacity of regenerating whole lost limbs, as well as other damaged parts of their bodies.


Spectacled salamander

Scientific Name: Salamandrina terdigitata

Fire salamander

Scientific Name: Salamandra salamandra

Frogs

Common frog

Scientific Name: Rana temporaria

Quick Facts:

  • The common frog and Italian stream frog are both quite common in the Northern Apennines.

Italian stream frog

Scientific Name: Rana italica

Quick Facts:

  • The Italian stream frog is also known as "ground frog" as they commonly hibernate underneath tree roots.
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The Park is a mosaic of villages

The Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park is made of a variety of distinct and different pieces that come together to create one unforgettable vacation.
While the diversity of the villages, attractions, forests, and mountains may surprise you, their close proximity allows visitors to see a little bit of everything in a short amount of time.
The more you see, the more you can appreciate the entire region. Explore the mosaic of places, people and experiences which make up the Park!

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