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

Easter Monday 2013 – The day after


Despite the weather forecast, Easter Monday 2013 was marked by a beautiful sunny day which repaid our organizational efforts as Cerrano guides and the many people who took part to our initiative “Easter with the Cerrano guides”. The Filiani park, with its animal and plant species of undeniable value, the coastal pine grove and dunes, lush against the clear blue … Continue reading

The firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)


Few days ago, while I was walking in the pine grove with my camera, I saw a tiny bird. Its call was similar to zit-zit-zit. It was a common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla), a small bird in the kinglet family. Since it is 9 cm long, it is considered one of the smallest passerines in Abruzzo. It is a very pretty … Continue reading

Fauna in the pinewoods


The pinewood is the realm of the european squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). The birds that have been reported so far are: goldcrest (Regulus regulus), short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla), wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), robin (Erithacus rubecula), house sparrow (Passer domesticus), blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)… This forest habitat is home to many insects: ants, ladybugs, beetles, etc..
So the coastal pinewoods of Pineto and Silvi are an environment of absolute value for the Lands of Cerrano and the whole Abruzzo coast. In our opinion, they should be extended wherever possible. Continue reading

The pinewood

Pineta di pinus pinea

The coastal pinewood of Pineto was planted for will of Luigi Corrado Filiani, enlightened landowner and benefactor of Pineto, in the period 1920-1930. Reforestations were planned each twenty years to replace diseased or stunted trees. The stretch of land between the Calvano and Foggetta stream mouths is so-called “historic pinewood”, while the southern part is the result of plantings by the State Forestry Corps in the 70s. Continue reading