|Maremma Natural Park|
Whilst a lot of people will flock to this
region of Italy to take a peek at the famous sites and explore the cities that
they have heard so much about; others will arrive with somewhat more relaxing
thoughts in mind. So if you feel you have become too familiar with the grounds
of your luxury Tuscan villa then there
are plenty of places out in the wild which can provide the perfect backdrop to
your holiday. Whether you visit these places for a romantic walk, a leisurely
bike ride or just a quiet picnic in idyllic surroundings; it doesn’t matter.
The only thing that matters is that you visit them.
There a plenty of beauty spots and
expansive parks within the borders of this historic region but here are four of
our favourites that simply shouldn’t be missed.
Archipelago National Park –
This unique national park covers a large
area of land and also includes seven islands off the coast that lay in the Tyrrhenian
Sea. Because of the varied landscapes inside this park there are plenty of
different species of flora and fauna all of which can be discovered and
explored in the visitor centre located at the gate way to the park.
Most of the seven islands can be visited
but they do require at least an hour long boat ride and some, such as Gorgona
and Pianosa, have restrictions due to the fact that they used to be prison
islands. Anyone visiting this park after June the 29th 2013 will
also be able to enjoy the newly restored Park House.
This regional park can be found just south of
the city of Grosseto and includes part of the stunning Tuscan coastline. This
park has many walking routes and could be the perfect choice for anyone wanting
to do a bit of hiking in the mountains of Uccellina. There are also legends of
pirates surrounding the multiple towers in the park and visitors can explore
the historic San Robano Abbey.
Visitors to this area in the province of
Livorno will be overcome by not just one park but no less than nine different
areas that cover a vast expanse of land. These parks are still untouched by
tourism and display natural beauty and history in abundance. The main focus of
these parks is the archaeological history of the area which stretches right
back to the Etruscans over a thousand years ago. There are multiple museums,
indoors and out, as well as an information centre and plenty of space to
explore. As the website says; ‘you will discover the charm of the Tuscana
Fauna Park –
Whilst the other parks on this list might
focus on history, archaeology or the natural landscape; this park aims to
protect some of the animals that roam the Tuscan land. Because of this, Mount
Amiata Fauna Park may be the perfect place for a family day out as the children
will love spotting the various species of animals that can be found and adults
will enjoy a leisurely walk through the park’s grounds.
Some of the fauna native to this park include
various types of deer, wolves, wild boar and even vultures; all spread out over
two hundred hectares of land which is populated with little lodges from which
you can view the wide range of wildlife.
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