(Italiano) La Madonna del Giglio


(Italiano) A un’analisi più approfondita, la statua della Madonna di Torre Cerrano appare perfettamente integrata nella storia e nelle tradizioni del luogo più di quanto a prima vista non paia. E non è da trascurare il fatto che si potrebbe rafforzare ancora di più il legame con il territorio chiamandola proprio “Madonna del Giglio” Continue reading

The Aleppo pine and the old coastal forest


Part of the pine groves of Pineto and Silvi is made up of Aleppo pines (Pinus halepensis). They were planted in the last century. However, we can speak of a new planting only in regards to the stone pine (Pinus pinea), while the Aleppo pine was just planted again as it was already there in the past. In fact, the … Continue reading

The European squirrel


The European squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a rodent of the Sciurus family, widely spread in the European continent. Long about 40 cm (only the tail is 20 cm long), it is red-brown in Central and Northern Europe, black in the Southern one. The lower part is white. Squirrels have diurnal attitudes and are deft climbers. Their nest, different from ravens’ … Continue reading

Botanical orienteering with the schools of Roseto


Today, 31 May 2013, in the botanical garden of Torre Cerrano the classes 2A and 2B of the middle school of Roseto created an exciting botanical orienteering game in the presence of the jury: Prof. Antonio Antonucci of the University of Padua and the Cerrano Guides Mario Cipollone and Alberto Miccadei. The young participants paid a lot of attention to … Continue reading

Botanical orienteering in Cerrano Tower


On 18 April 2013, as part of the environmental education programme of the Marine Protected Area Torre del Cerrano for the current year, the first botanical orienteering game was held in the botanical garden of Cerrano Tower by Professor Antonio Antonucci of the University of Padua and the Cerrano Guides Mario Cipollone and Alberto Miccadei. The game involved two classes … Continue reading

Botanical orienteering game in the “Mediterranean Garden” of Cerrano Tower


This particular kind of orienteering requires a good knowledge of the names of plants, in addition to the ability to read maps.
All participants are provided with a thematic map, which represents the garden on a network with sides of 10 m. The plants are numbered and represented by a projection of the foliage on the ground. At the start, each participant – or groups of participants – is provided with a map of the garden and a container (quiver) with a certain amount of labels corresponding to some plants in the park. The map shows the north and all the buildings in the area. Continue reading