Riserva Naturale "La Pietra"

“La Pietra” Nature Reserve, Roccastrada

Natural habitat where numerous animal and plant species meet

The Farma and Farmulla streams mark the boundaries of the “La Pietra” nature reserve whose name is derived from the rocky spur found at 440 m. The reserve was opened in 1996 and covers an area of nearly 500 hectares. It boasts a large number of plant species including willow, black alder, and black and white poplars. You will also find unique vegetation including the southernmost example of the “Lupino Grecom (a plant not included in the Italian flora until 1989); Genista sagittalis which only lives above 1000 m; and the red lily—a rare species due to lack of past controls on harvesting.

How to get there
From Grosseto go towards Roccastrada and continue in the direction of Torniella. Before reaching Piloni, turn right and take the provincial road “Belagaio” that leads to the reserve. The reserve is always open.
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