Parco Italia is a nationwide afforestation, reforestation, and rewilding program in urban, periurban and extra-urban areas, that aims to expand the Italian forest ecosystem and ecological connections.

The Parco Italia project aims to extend, connect, protect, sustainably manage and enhance a network of natural areas, protected areas, ecological corridors, seminatural terrestrial ecosystems, and forests across Italy. In the future, this network could constitute a natural connective matrix, bridging urban and coastal areas to remote mountain ranges, linking the Alps and the Apennines to the Mediterranean coast.  Parco Italia is an act of care, made possible through the construction of cultural and ecological connections. It is designed to be part of a broader vision that takes into consideration ecosystem services, climate mitigation, and climate adaptation.

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The goals


protected and unprotected natural areas, identifying and implementing new potential areas of intervention.


protected and unprotected natural areas through new ecological corridors and slow mobility paths to overcome habitat fragmentation, prevent genetic isolation, and allow species migration


new and existing forests and the biodiversity of species—both flora and fauna—by stopping the deterioration of forest habitats and species and improving adaptation in at-risk areas.


the green ecological corridors between and within the 15 Italian metropolitan areas, smaller cities and villages that will become the nodes of this green infrastructure, making cities greener and healthier.

The Research

Parco Italia is a project born from a vision conceived by Stefano Boeri, developed together with the AlberItalia Foundation, initiated thanks to the support of Amazon, and continuously nurtured by collaborative transdisciplinary discourse.

Parco Italia draws inspiration from both the UN Agenda 2030 and landscape architect Richard Weller's vision of a World Park, capable of connecting all the biodiversity hotspots on the planet. The project is led by the Research department of Stefano Boeri Architetti and the AlberItalia Foundation, which brings together the Italian Society of Forestry and Forest Ecology (SISEF), and the main research bodies in the agri-food, forestry, and environmental fields. The goal of the Parco Italia team is to lay the scientific foundation upon which to build the strategic vision of Parco Italia, and to plant 70,000 trees and shrubs within three years, during which research and implementation phases will be developed.


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