The LIPU Oasis of Lake Massaciuccoli is a protected area covering 47 hectares that was created to safeguard the rare species living in this lake-side environment: a true paradise for nature lovers, where they can go for walks along the stilt-raised walkways, built right on the surface of the water and which lead to small huts that perfectly blend into the environment. Here, visitors can listen to the sounds of the lake and watch the birds.
Indeed, this unspoilt corner of nature is ideal for bird-watching. Little bitterns, diving ducks, grebes, great cormorants, coots and herons are a few of the animals that can be found in the LIPU Oasis, not to mention birds of prey like the western marsh harrier. These birds can find refuge amidst the rich vegetation, water lilies and reeds, so dense that they practically form small islands.