Type of protected area - Where it is located
Typology: State Biogenetic Nature Reserve; established with D.M.A.F. July 13, 1977.
The Scarlino - Poggio Spedaletto State Natural Reserve covers an area of 51 hectares of Mediterranean scrub and domestic pinewood in the Municipality of Scarlino (GR).
Scarlino historic center (photo www.comune.scarlino.gr.it)
The Poggio Spedaletto biogenetic nature reserve is an extension of the Padule and Coastal oasis. The protected area is located on the homonymous Poggio Spedaletto, where remains of Etruscan settlements have been found. In the reserve there are evergreen woods with a prevalence of holm oak and a pine tree pine forest with a rich undergrowth where the cuddly juniper stands out. Among the fauna species, we find several mammals (wild boar, fox, marten, weasel, porcupine, badger and hedgehog) and birds (wood pigeon, jay, several passerines, buzzard, owl, barn owl and kestrel).
Information for the visit
How to get there: Management:
- By car: from Grosseto you can reach Castiglione della Pescaia, either with the SS 322 or with the Provincial Castiglionese; from here continue to Punta Ala, after crossing the crossroads for this center, continue in the direction of Follonica until you reach Il Puntone.
State Forestry Corps
Via Bicocchi, 2
58022 Follonica (GR)