In Grosseto province there are about 40.000 hectares of territory used as nature reserve.

The biggest park is the regional Park of Maremma which exteds from Principina a Mare 'till Talamone. Both flora and wildlife are very rich: luxuriant mediterranean vegetetan with myrtle, strawberry tree and dwarf palm, and many species of birds as herons, mallards, and Maremma wild horses, wild boar, porcupines and wild cats. There are different itineraries inside the park which is open all the year but with differentiated opening times according to the seasons. For information: telephone 0564 407098 - fax 0564 407278, otherwise you can visit the following site:

Other parks are the WWF Oasis of Orbetello West Lagoon at Km 148 of Aurelia Road, the WWF Oasis of Patanella Wood at Km 150, the Reserve of Duna della Feniglia and WWF Oasis of Lago di Burano at Km 131 Aurelia Road from the crossroads to Capalbio Scalo.

Macchia mediterranea