The Natural Park of the Maremma is situated in the province of Grosseto, and covers a coastal area of about 9,800 hectares which stretches from Principina a mare in the north to the headland of Talamone in the south.
The characteristic of the Park of the Maremma is the foremost data of an area with incredible environmental varieties and this is represented in the cultivated fields and meadows, from the Mediterranean macchia (scrubland) to the gariga (small bushy plants), from the rocky area to the pinewoods, from the marshlands to the huge dunes.
Many animals find shelter and food in this environment.
Amongst the mammals that we can surely name are the wild boar, fallow deer, roe deer, foxes, wild cats, badgers, porcupines (hedgehog), weasels, beech martens etc.
Of equal importance is the anthropic aspect of the Park and its incredible historical traces which have narrated, over the centuries, the presence of man in this environment.
How to visit us:
The Park is open all year round, every day of the week.
Before entering you must buy an entrance ticket at the visitors centre.
The itineraries can be routes for single people or groups, accompanied by a guide or without, depending on the time of year.
• wear trekking (hiking) boots
• take drinking water, a wet-top, a hat and some mosquito spray/cream, which in some periods of the year might be useful
How to behave in the Park:
• Remain on the indicated footpaths
• it is prohibited and very dangerous to light fires and bring domestic animals, even if on a lead
Their presence may cause disturbance, directly or indirectly, for many wild fauna species.
Some “physiological” pathologies which are present in wild animals might be transmitted to dogs by excrement which is eventually present in the soil or on the vegetation.
• do not disturb the wild animals and do not feed them
This practice might provoke the transmission of pathologies, also creating a dependence, of some animals, on man and interfering with the puppies and the natural process of finding food in the wild.
Exists a real danger that humans might get bitten (even unintentionally) with consequent skin lacerations of various natures with possible transmission of pathologies (illnesses).
• do not leave rubbish
• respect the plants, animals and the environment
• try not to make too much noise