Parco Rimigliano
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Rimigliano Nature Reserve

Sand dunes, Mediterranean scrub, crystal blue waters and Etruscan monuments

Campiglia Marittima
Where is it?
In the southern part of the San Vincenzo area (near Livorno), on the border between Piombino and Campiglia Marittima.

Why visit?
The park offers some of the most breathtaking views in all of Tuscany: sand dunes, Mediterranean scrub, pine and live oak forests and the outline of the Tuscan Archipelago on the horizon. The area enjoys mild temperatures year round thanks to its position between the mountains that protect it from harsh marine winds. In addition, it is rich in Etruscan artifacts left behind by the first ancient settlers in the area. Visitors can also reach nearby Piombino by following the “Via della Principessa” (the Princess Trail) named for Marianna Bonaparte.

Description
The park consists of 120 hectares of coastline with the Via della Principessa” that runs through the middle and divides the area into two distinct environments. One area is covered in wind swept beaches and the other is filled with extensive farmlands. Though there are no private beaches, there are showers and other seaside services that provide visitors with the perfect balance of nature and comfort. Temperatures are mild—the summer heat is moderated by pleasant sea breezes, while the surrounding hills and barrier islands protect the coast from the harsh wind during the winter.

Exploring the park
The park may only be visited on foot by following specific trails marked along the Via della Principessa. Entrance is free for individuals and families. Schools and other groups are required to take a guided tour for a fee—visitors are accompanied by a multilingual guide and may choose between either half-day (min. 2 hours) or full-day (5 to 8 hours) tours. Excursions can be personalized by combining two or more parks, museums or visits to the surrounding towns. Reservations are required and rates vary based on type of service.

Useful Information
The park is open all year, though the best times to visit are spring and autumn. There is a special athletic trail inside the park. During summer months it is advisable to wear appropriate walking gear, including hiking boots, a hat and mosquito repellent. There is a picnic area, the “Podere Tuscania” restaurant and the “Al Tramonto” pizzeria. Disabled access is available at the “Podere Tuscania” restaurant.

For more information
Parchi Val di Cornia - Via Lerario 90 – Piombino
Tel. +39 0565 226445
Fax: + 39 0565 226521
Email: parchi.valdicornia@parchivaldicornia.it or prenotazioni@parchivaldicornia.it
Website: www.parchivaldicornia.it
Campiglia Marittima
One of the loveliest hill towns on the coast
Situated on a hill overlooking the sea and the surrounding countryside, Campiglia Marittima is one of the loveliest old hill towns on the Costa degli Etruschi. Here in the heart of the Val di Cornia where ancient traditions live on, remains bearing witness to the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval civilisations can be found. ...
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