The Maremma Regional Park
The Maremma Regional Park (Parco Regionale della Maremma), also known as Uccellina Park (Parco dell’Uccellina) covers a coastal area between Principina a Mare and Talamone near Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello, right up to the Livorno-Roma train line.
The park covers 9000 hectares plus an extra 8500 hectares of open land around its boundaries. The park goes from the mouth of the river Ombrone up to Talamone. This 25 km stretch has hills that gently descend across marshland, farmland and grazing pastures down to the sandy and rocky beaches along the coast. The air is full of the perfume of aromatic shrubs, the sound of animal cries and the bright berries provide splashes of colour.
The park offers its visitors a mix of soft sounds, smells and sights that delight the senses, but also harsh, raw wildlife. This clash of natural sensations gives visitors the impression of being truly at one with nature and makes this the perfect place to get away from otherwise hectic lives to relax and de-stress. The landscape is rich and diverse.
The ridge of the Uccellina hills runs through the park, its highest peak being Poggio Lecci at 417m. Lower down, the river Ombrone provides a natural dividing line between the partially reclaimed flood plains, the Trappola marshlands and the coast with its sandy beaches and steep rocky cliffs. The Trappola marshes are in fact one of the largest strips of salt water marshland in Tuscany.
( The air is full of the perfume of aromatic shrubs, the sound of animal cries and the bright berries provide splashes of colour. )