Natural parks in the province of Grosseto

  • Tuscan Archipelago National Park
  • Animal Park dell'Amiata
  • Parco Regionale della Maremma
  • State Reserve Lake Burano Tuscan Archipelago National Park

    Seen from these islands seem to set the gems in the blue mantle of the sea, just as the legend tells that wants pearls necklace falls from Venus. More than pearls but it is the view of emerald vegetation that covers the seven rocky land, so different from one another by extension, origin and geological history. Together they form part of the largest marine environment of Europe, included in the International Sanctuary for marine mammals, namely the marine protected area larger than the Mediterranean that was established under an international agreement to protect a vast stretch of sea French, Italian and Monegasque.

    From an administrative point of view the seven islands fall within the province of Grosseto and Livorno .

    Isola del Giglio

    Between rumoreggiare of the waves, which is said to resonate with the voices of those who attended eight centuries ago the naval battle between the fleets of Genoa and the Emperor Frederick II, can be reached in short the island of Giglio. Situated opposite the promontory of Argentario, this land is mostly formed from a granitic massif whose highest peak is that of the Poggio della Pagana, which offers an enchanting view on the seas and islands that stand out in the distance. Not landed yet, you can recognize the medieval village of Giglio Castello, which, perched in the highest area, preserves almost intact the testimonies of the past that saw him established in the twelfth century by Pisani and subsequently enlarged by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Walking to the island get overtime win by the color of which this land is, especially in spring, thanks with its hundreds of plant species and its perfumes, the most famous of which is that dell'Ansonica, local white wine.

    Directions: can be reached all year round from Porto Santo Stefano. From here the maritime reach Giglio Porto, the main port of the island. Access by car is restricted in the summer.

    Island Giannutri

    In the most southern Tuscan archipelago emerges from the bottom of the spectacular sea a strip of land shaped like a crescent. For this particular aspect of the island was anciently called Giannutri Artemisia and Dianum names attributed to the lunar deity by the Greeks and Romans. Wonderful is its jagged coast mainly from charming coves and incised by deep rifts and countless caves. The impressive rocky cliffs plunge into the sea glass are interrupted by two beaches, one of which, Cala Maestra, preserves the most important archaeological site on the island. Here, where once stood the Roman port, have been the remains of several buildings, first of all the splendid villa of the family of Domizi Enobarbi which belonged Nerone, built between the I and the second century AD on the highest point. The amount of buildings and the vastness of tanks, still in operation, show that the Roman colony of Giannutri would be quite large. Today the master are the gulls, they are the first to accommodate those who arrived in Cala Spalmatoio. The absence of a wild-tourism has encouraged the preservation of the rich vegetation, characterized by the presence of many tropical plants.

    Directions: can be reached all year round from Porto Santo Stefano, links seafarers are reduced during the winter and daily during the summer, departing and returning during the day.

    Animal Park dell'Amiata

    On the slopes of Mount Amiata, ancient volcano, which gave signs of impatience puffing clouds threatening to erupt ash and rivers of lava, now grows luxuriant nature, home to many species of animals and plants. A wealth of scenic beauty so rare inubbiamente deserves to be guarded and well-known for this purpose was established this park, inspired by the German fauna which has nothing to envy.

    Inside a system of trails allows visitors to pass through it far and wide, appreciating the great variety ranging from shady forests of beech and chestnut to the vast open expanses, through the most barren and rocky. These guided tours lead of wolves until all'altana or fence of ungulates, thus giving the opportunity to admire these animals wild in an environment that is respectful as possible of their natural rhythms. So in the fall you can watch the deer fighting and listen to their bramito, to start the season in February of the loves of wolves, then explodes in the spring of life, in a triumph of color of which are colored meadows.

    Among the many species you can spot for walking this park will only mention a few: foxes, badgers, weasels, Faini, hares, squirrels, dormice and wild boar.


    Phone 0564 966867 - Fax 0564 967720

    Getting there

    The system is a means of private transport because the nearest village is Grosseto (GR), which is about 10 Km From Grosseto you can reach by bus Arcidosso.

    Parco Regionale della Maremma

    Custodian of countless legends and precious treasures of this ancient land is that, once a fierce and hostile, was a refuge for pirates and brigands. Today there are tourists to take by storm the past and retains the charm of a wild and untouched nature. Hiking trails in a succession of landscapes very different from each other, but all of equal splendor, immortalized several times by directors. From the mountains of calcareous and siliceous origin, it descends to the mouth of the river Ombrone cross the swamp reclaimed the trap, where the dunes alternating with stretches of water. The wetlands, pine forests and the forests of Mediterranean are shelter for many animal species such as wild boar, the deer, the deer, the rates and wild cats.

    For sports enthusiasts, you'll be spoiled for choice, you can make canoe routes, mountain bike or horseback. A unique and fascinating way to experience the park is to take part in excursions night. This journey will lead you to discover an unknown world, which has always been wrapped in a cloak of mystery and fascination. In the pale light of the starry sky is tinged with the magic of the intense activity nocturnal fauna, with his feet and rustling of the vegetation gives off scents acres. Accompanied by experienced guides will point out aspects so unusual, hardly noticeable during the day.


    Phone 0575 50301 - Fax 0575 504497

    Getting there

    • By bus
      For services to connect with buses from Grosseto (on weekdays only) please contact the company RAMA: Telephone 0564 454169
    • By train
      The nearest railway stations are those of Grosseto and Alberese

    State Reserve Lake Burano - Oasi WWF

    Located in an enviable position, the reserve is located just a few steps from the medieval village of Capalbio, very popular tourist resort of Costa d'Argento, famous for its crystal clear waters of its beaches.

    Dominated by a seventeenth-century Spanish tower, the brackish lake of Burano is separated from the Tyrrhenian Sea by a sandy cord covered with green and one of its reed beds are dwelling during the wintering period, herons, marsh hawks, germani reali. The paths pass below and arbutus lentiscus and interwoven into the fragrant maquis, colorful plants of heather, juniper and myrtle, where sparrows chirp and capinere.
    From reed photography, point of observation towers and a sighting is possible to observe the animals in complete freedom.

    Hours opening
    From September to April: Sundays only. Groups and schools every day, by reservation.
    During the summer months visits by appointment


    Phone 0564 898829

    Getting there

    • By train
      The nearest station is to Capalbio