Stagni di Focognano ANPIL Nature Reserve
Immerse yourself in this breathtaking natural paradise
The nature reserve is testimony to the traditional historic landscape of the Florence Plains Area. It is an important part of the bird migration path as well as being fundamental for the conservation of minor fauna species. Only a short distance from the historic center of Florence, the area is a great way to explore a beautiful and important natural paradise.
The park is situated over 20 hectares and boasts five lake basins (Calvana, Morello, Calice, Acqualunga and Focognano). The small Calvana and Monte Morello lakes are always full, while the others are filled only seasonally. There are also three small marshes in the park, used as a refuge for small amphibian species.
In the vegetation that surrounds the lakes and basins we also find bamboo reed, yellow iris, poplars and willows.
The area is an important “pit stop” for numerous varieties of birds as it is one of the last humid areas of the Florentine Plain therefore fundamental during the migratory journey. Among the many bird species we find cranes, coots, grebes and black-winged stilts. There are also numerous amphibious species such as the European tree frog and the great-crested newt.
Disabled access: yes
Qualified visitors’ center: yes
Alternative personnel: yes
Means of transportation: car
Specific trails: yes
Other accessible trails: yes
Welcome center: yes