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A full-day excursion to the picturesque Maremma Regional Park will be organized on the last day of the Conference. The park covers the coastal area between Principina a Mare and Talamone near Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello, right up to the Livorno-Roma train line.  With an area of 9000 hectares plus an extra 8500 hectares of open land around its boundaries, the park extends from the mouth of the river Ombrone up to Talamone. This 25km stretch has hills that gently descend across marshland, farmland and grazing pastures down to the sandy and rocky beaches along the coast. The landscape is very rich and diverse and the park is also home to a wide range of species of plant and animal species. The ridge of the Uccellina hills runs through the park, its highest peak being Poggio Lecci at 417m. At Poggio Lecci, one can see the ruins of the Abbey of San Rabano, built in the eleventh century and dismantled by the Sienese in the fifteenth, while down below are caves which were inhabited in prehistoric times. Lower down, the river Ombrone provides a natural dividing line between the partially reclaimed flood plains, the Trappola marshlands and the coast with its sandy beaches and steep rocky cliffs.A full-day excursion to the picturesque Maremma Regional Park will be organized on the last day of the Conference. The park covers a coastal area between Principina a Mare and Talamone near Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello, right up to the Livorno-Roma train line.  With an area of 9000 hectares plus an extra 8500 hectares of open land around its boundaries, the park extends from the mouth of the river Ombrone up to Talamone. This 25km stretch has hills that gently descend across marshland, farmland and grazing pastures down to the sandy and rocky beaches along the coast. The landscape is very rich and diverse and the park is also home to a wide range of plant and animal species. The ridge of the Uccellina hills runs through the park, its highest peak being Poggio Lecci at 417m. At Poggio Lecci, one can see the ruins of the Abbey of San Rabano, built in the eleventh century and dismantled by the Sienese in the fifteenth, while down below are caves which were inhabited in prehistoric times. Lower down, the river Ombrone provides a natural dividing line between the partially reclaimed flood plains, the Trappola marshlands and the coast with its sandy beaches and steep rocky cliffs.

The map for field excursion can be accessed here.

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Last Updated: 14 October 2010

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