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The Biscottino Marshlands

Discover this marvellous nature reserve at Collesalvetti

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In the plains near Collesalvetti are a number of protected areas, including the Biscottino marshlands. Named for the particular form of the reclaimed land (biscottino, or little biscuit), which extends for about 20 hectares between Coltano, Stagno and Guasticce. Though the area is artificial in origin, it has the same characteristics as the land around Pisa and Livorno. Local plants include reeds, tamarisk, elms and willow trees. It is an ideal habitat for a number of reptiles and amphibians like water turtles, newts and green frogs as well as for birds like the endangered red heron and marsh hawks.


A territory to be discovered, immersed in the nature of the Mediterranean
Framing Collesalvetti are the rolling Livorno hills and a Mediterranean greenery that, with its fragrances, shows us how close the area is to the sea. The landscape around Collesalvetti are quintessential Tuscany, with cypress trees that seem to run on endlessly and wheat fields that in the appear as if they were absorbing the sun itself. ...