One of Europe's most important nature reserves, Diaccia Botrona is only a short drive from Castiglione della Pescaia and is renowned for its rare ecosystem, where a host of micro organisms, plants and animals of all species live in perfect harmony.

Today over 200 different birds species visit the reserve each year, while foxes, badgers, wild geese, porcupines, eels, fish and rare types of orchids also call this reserve home.

To visit the protected all you need are some binoculars and some very hardy shoes that won't get stuck in all the mud. While you're out there keep an eye out for the flamingos as Diacca Botrona is one of the few areas in Italy where you can admire these lovely birds!

But if trapping through wetlands is not your cup of tea, you can avoid the mud and admire the reserve via the live feed installed in the Casa Rossa multimedia museum almost all year round instead. The centre also displays all the research that is currently being untaken in the reserve by local and international scientists.

Address: SS 322 (Ponte Giorgini) Loc. Casa Rossa - Castiglione della Pescaia

Check at the tourist information centre in Castiglione della Pescaia for opening hours.

Sights and museums

Casa Rossa Ximenese
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Named after the architect who designed it, Casa Rossa Ximenese was commissioned by Grand Duke Leopoldo of Lorena in 1767.

Isola Clodia
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 Isola Clodia sits at the far end of the park. It was a home during the Roman Empire.

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