Natural Parks

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The pristine natural environment, which has been only marginally affected by the phenomena of industrialization and the increasing number of buildings, is one of the main attractions of Maremma, that still today has a population density among the lowest in Italy.

From the coast you can go to the mountain Monte Amiata passing cultivated fields, pastures, forests and large areas of olive groves, in a landscape that changes all year but where the temperature is always mild.

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The many nature parks of Maremma maintain the protected areas, promoting tourism.

Hop on the small boat that at Diaccia Botrona goes up the channels of the reserve to do some water birds spotting, while they stop in this marshy area during migration.

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By following the many hiking trails of the Parco dell’Uccellina you will come to the rugged beaches or climb the wooded hills to medieval watch towers and the Abbey of San Rabano. 

Everywhere there are Maremma long horn cows or horses who still roam freely, and then there are the foxes, wild boar and all kinds of other animals.

The landscape of Mount Amiata is very different, here chestnut trees dominate and it is where David Lazzaretti, in the mid-nineteenth century, set up his community, chasing an ideal of community life that fused Christian doctrine with the revolutionary ideas of socialism.

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