The biodiversity

The extraordinary wealth of crops and landscapes

The Monferrato is characterized by an extraordinary wealth of crops and landscapes: vineyards and woods, poplar and hazelnut woods and, cultivated fields and lawns. It’s a unique heritage of biodiversity to be safeguarded. There are numerous varieties of indigenous trees, many prized for the symbiosis that they create with the tuber magnatum pico, the white truffle, a perfumed and highly sought-after underground mushroom all over the world. The truffle valleys are mainly characterized by rows of oaks, tremulous poplars, willows, elms. The flora is also very varied with thousands of catalogued species, some are very rare such as wild orchids. The woods are rich in wildlife and game: roe deer, foxes, squirrels, badgers, hedgehogs, owls and several other varieties of birds.