Regional Park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli, Italy
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Towering trees of Tuscany. Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli, Italy
This peaceful road is a path to one of Italy’s magnificent natural gifts. Just outside of the ancient city of Pisa in Tuscany, is the Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore, and Massaciuccoli. This immense park spans sand dunes, bird-filled marshlands, deep pine forests and vast deciduous forests of oak and elm. Wild boar, rabbits, red foxes and fallow deer roam its woods, where there are also rumoured to be wolves.
While the park is popular for its beaches, hikes and wildlife viewing, it also boasts Roman ruins, working farms and the Villa del Gombo. Once the presidential palace of Italy, before that the Villa was the palace of the House of Savoy, one of Europe’s oldest and most powerful dynasties.