Oasi Massaciuccoli

Oasi Massaciuccoli, Massarosa: Hours, Address, Oasi Massaciuccoli Reviews: 4.5/5

Oasi Massaciuccoli
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,180 contributions
A pleasant experience, which positively affected our winter Saturday.
Feb 2021
Massaciuccoli Lake, as often happens in the coastal plains, represents with its fresh and shallow waters an intermediate stage of evolution between that of the lagoon (i.e. a body of water in contact with the sea, and therefore of salted waters) and that of dry plain resulting from the filling of the water body by sediments.
Human activities can then interfere in this natural process, accelerating the filling (typically, in past centuries, through reclamation) or vice versa, countering it (as in past decades it happened in Massaciuccoli by taking peat or sand from the basin).
Today the lake surface is quite stable, if measured on human times, and has been included since 1979 in the “Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Regional Park”. In connection with this regional initiative, the LIPU (Italian League for the Protection of Birds) obtained a large area of ​​the lake in concession in 1985 to constitute an ornithological oasis; which is the one we also visited, on a sunny but unusually cold day in February, as it was swept by the "buran" wind of Siberian origin.
We took advantage of both the circular pedestrian path (free) through the lake reeds, which starts and ends at the Oasis visitor center, and the navigation provided - in these Covid times - for small family groups on electric boats (one hour navigation, 15 euros per person). Both experiences were interesting, even if the navigation was plagued by the freezing wind, which rages most when moving away from the sheltered hills and proceeding towards the center of the lake.
We have seen some interesting birds (white herons, egrets, fish hawks ...), although not as many as can be seen from the end of March onwards. Even the birds present then, to shelter from the wind, remained hidden in the reeds and therefore were more difficult to see.
Despite this, ours was a pleasant experience, which positively affected a winter Saturday.
Written 16 February 2021
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Oasi Massaciuccoli / Massarosa / Italy
Mar 2019
A journey to discover in spring, in Tuscany, here is a new path to go, peace and quit fantastic nature, to hear the songs of so many birds, a large freedom feeling, and let things drft, for happiness .
Written 9 February 2020
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Jo P
UK47 contributions
Marshland nature reserve
Jul 2019 • Couples
About three quarters of a mile of nature walks on boardwalks through the marshes surrounding Lake Massaciuccoli. Several hides for observing bird life. There is a short section through a wood and a little miniature ferry at one point to pull yourself across an inlet! Lots of dragonflies and quite a few birds. I recognised a cormorant and a heron which is just about my limit. A few parking spaces at the start of the wok and another car park about a hundred yards away on the road leading to the nature walks. You can also walk along the Puccini cycle track that leads around the lake and runs between Lucca and Torre del Lago. There are lots of maps and information boards. All in Italian so take your dictionary!
Written 18 July 2019
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moiralucia
Genoa, Italy55 contributions
Easy
Aug 2018
Such a beautiful place to spend a few days We were on a campsite and took a bike ride ( 10 minutes) to the beach Pity about all the dirty handkerchiefs (and other left obviously from the nighttime dwellers) and the rubbish left by uncivil people. Dog friendly and all welcome on the free beach. Take with you all you need as the bars quite a way away
Written 30 September 2018
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ggmusicista
Camaiore, Italy67 contributions
Such a great place
Jun 2017 • Friends
I've visited a few times and every time I go, it's always fun and never boring. I definitely recommend visiting if you want a fun and inexpensive little adventure outing. You don't always see the wildlife that calls the oasis home, but the walk through it is enough to make it worth while.
Written 20 May 2018
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Andrea B
Utrecht, The Netherlands88 contributions
Very nice Oasi
Apr 2017 • Couples
Very nice oasi to visit if you want to see some wildlife, The wodden walking path is well mantained, the only low point is that the hide to see bird are against the sun in the evening/sunset so is not so good to go for wildlife photo in the afternoon.
Written 6 May 2017
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Colin M
St. Margaret's Hope, UK57 contributions
A true tranquil oasis.
Oct 2016 • Couples
Visited the museum and bird hides reached via boardwalk across the marsh Saw many common and rarer species.
For a longer visit take the signposted cycle path which starts beyond the hotel and which follows the edge of the Lago towards the Puccini Villa.
Written 9 October 2016
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David C
Steeple Ashton, UK168 contributions
A waste of time for birding in early October
Oct 2016 • Friends
Despite paying €110 for a guide, we only saw saw coots, moorhens, grey heron, buzzard, cormorants, black headed gulls, Cetti's warbler, great crested grebe, manky mallard ... Pathetic ! Armed with a bit more information, I discover that the lake is polluted from chemical run-off from local farms. Being such a large lake I suppose it's such a big job that little progress in cleaning it up has been made. .... Such a pity as it's the biggest lake in Tuscany with equally massive wildlife potential.
So until cleaned up its just a vast expanse of water good only for sunset snaps.
Written 7 October 2016
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Alex S
Knoxville, TN4 contributions
Great nature reserve
Aug 2016 • Family
We took our 4 and 2 year old here and to the roman ruins next door. They loved watching the fish and birds and the opportunity to have a run around. We walked through the little museum (two rooms in a house) and the guide was helpful. The boardwalks rails are big enough for a child to crawl under but f you are careful they will be fine. It was free which was even better.
Written 3 August 2016
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Luca Guidi
Stiava, Italy52 contributions
Wonderful natural oasis
Feb 2016 • Family
Very nice place, quiet and nature all around the lake. Natural passage of several species of birds, it's present an LIPU oasis with possibility of giuded tours. Historical roman site with the rest of an ancient Roman Villa.
Written 15 March 2016
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