Lago di Montepulciano
natureNaturalistic attractions

The Lake of Montepulciano

The ideal place to bird watch

The rare and magical silence that reigns at this lake will allow you to observe numerous species of birds which come here to spend the winter months and to nest. Birds which are quite rare in Europe such as the red heron and the bittern, are present. You might attempt to spot the different species by listening for their calls, such as the great crested grebe, the reed warbler or the moorhen to name just a few which live a the lake all year round

The aquatic vegetation at the lake is quite special. There are many species which have disappeared from marshy environments around Italy due to draining and pollution, species such as the white water lily. The marshy land which borders the lake is home to a rare orchid and the ‘ofioglosso, a rare fern.

The lake has beautiful natural surroundings full of sights, sounds and smells to delight the senses.

Riserva Naturale Lago di Montepulciano
Tel 0577 241416 - 0577241419
The hamlet of Montepulciano, the birth-place of ‘Noble wine’
Montepulciano is nestled between the Val D’Orcia and Val di Chiana. Built along the narrow top of a limestone hill, this beautiful medieval village seems to be the natural continuation of the landscape on which it was built. ...