The protected area of the Lake of San Floriano was set up in 1998 in view of its enormous value as a natural habitat for aquatic avifauna. It covers an area of 30 hectares in the commune of Capalbio and is run by the province of Grosseto. San Floriano is in a region of wetland with beautiful landscapes, characterised by the presence of white water-lilies and specimens of amphibious bistort as well as marsh reeds, bulrushes and duckweed. The fish fauna includes chub, perch, carp, trout, tench and eel. Among the most important avifauna, woodcok, grey heron, tufted duck and pochard have been observed. In the surrounding area there are hares, wild boar, foxes, badgers and porcupines.
Stunning views of the Maremma and crystal blue sea
Capalbio is at the southern border of Tuscany and perches on top of a hill covered by trees and Mediterranean scrub. Originally, it was the castle of the Tre Fontane di Roma (8th century). During the Middle Ages, it belonged to the Aldobrandeschi family, then the Orsini Counts, and in 1416, it was annexed to the Sienese Republic. ...Morekeyboard_backspace