Uccellina Regionalpark is located along the coast in the province of Grosseto between Alberese in the north and Calamine in the south. It is part of the Parco Naturale della Maremma, which was one of the first regional parks in Tuscany from 1975.
Parco dell'Uccellina is particularly appreciated for its stunning scenery and for those who want to experience how nature originally was shaped in Maremma. The majority of the park consists of a series of hills that lie parallel to the coast and are covered with classic Mediterranean vegetation: myrtle, strawberry tree, lentos, laurel, holm oak and heather. The last hills is 417 m. high and is named Poggio Lecci.
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You can visit the park along the many paths and trails, all of which are carefully marked and titled: Itinerary. It is possible to either walk, cycle or ride, and there are possibilities for guided tours, also at night. Next to this, there is ample opportunity to watch the beatiful birds in the park.
In addition to the beautiful hills and countryside, one can enjoy the many birds and wildlife as well as the park's monuments. Among the wildlife in the park you may be lucky enough to encounter a wild bear, fox, roe deer and fallow deer, and sometimes a lone cow that has left the herd to calve. The park is a paradise for bird watchers, as you may observe many kinds of birds, such as like: the usual counter greenfinch, jays, blackbirds and raptors like buzzard, wild owls and kestrel. Besides nature and wildlife you can also observe the architectural monuments in the shape of the monastery Abbazia di San Rabano, which is located between the hills Poggio Uccellina and Poggio Lecci. In the old monastery one can see the church and bell tower and a more recent built tower, while the outer walls over time have been destroyed. Outside the monastery there are traces of the life, that has been lived on site, in the form of a cistern.