Brughiera di Castellazzo

In ancient times it was covered with oak and birch woods and the moorland areas as we know them today must have been much smaller. The depletion of wood, but more importantly the intense amount of animal grazing, meant that over time woodland areas were gradually reduced.
The Castellazzo area was not affected by this reduction due to the fact that it wasn’t common land. The chopping down of the original woods was controlled and the nobles maintained them for their leisure use and in order to enhance the landscape.