THE NATURAL PARK OF SAN ROSSORE

The Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli – one of the three regional parks of Tuscany – represents a reality of significant depth in the context of this vast area which includes the provinces of Pisa and Lucca: with an extension of approximately 23,000 hectares, it covers a wide strip of the Tuscan coastal land that borders the city of Livorno, reaching as far as the gates of Versilia.

The park contains a great variety of natural environments, such as dunes, sandy beaches and forests which are characteristic of the Mediterranean scrub and which combine vast cultivated areas and has allowed San Rossore, over the years, to be recognised as a place of historical pride.

HISTORY

The more recent history concerning the park leads us to the fall of the monarchy, where its management was passed to the State: in 1922 it was decided to create the National Park of San Rossore; in more recent years the estate has passed from the management of the Presidency of the Republic to that of the Region of Tuscany, which still allows it to be opened to the public.

The “missions” for the future of the Regional Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli have yet to be identified, in addition to the essential functions of the protected area; through its fruition, an opportunity is also offered to enrich the quality of life of the community.

TOURISM

The Park will be identified more and more as a place of study, training and research: an open, welcoming and friendly park, while being an animator, creator and protagonist on the path for the defense of biodiversity, the enjoyment and respect of environmental assets, the promotion of its agro-zootechnical products and its tourism resources.

The goal for the future is to raise awareness and actively participate in its initiatives to involve the local community and tourists in the unique experience of discovering one of the few territories of Tuscany which still maintains its virtually unchanged natural characteristics of the past.