Parks in the province of Siena

Riserva Naturale Lago di Montepulciano

A few kilometers from Montepulciano, in the splendid setting of the Val di Chiana, on the border of Umbria, is situated the natural reserve. The lake nestled in the magnificent Siena stems from a marsh that once occupied much of the Val di Chiana. He is currently one of the most important wetlands in central and is the natural habitat for many species of plants and animals. Given the importance in this world of wild, this area was recognized as a IBA (Important Bird Area). Along the banks of the lake and one of its reed stop that many birds migrate from Africa to Europe and other many species wintering and nesting.

The current structure is the result of this remediation interventions that from the eighteenth century have removed large areas of stagnant water, agriculture won.

Visitors to this reserve can not fail to reach Montepulciano, a country protected by walls and perched on a narrow ridge of land, whose beauty has been chosen as the set of various film.

Opening Hours
From Wednesday to Sunday: 9-13 and 15-19.
In the winter months may be closed due to weather conditions


Information Telephone 075 959484

Getting there

  • By train
    From Florence and Siena, there are links to Montepulciano.
  • By plane
    The nearest airport is Florence which is about 120 km from Montepulciano.