Landscapes in Tuscany

Landscape Toscana

Tuscany offers extremely different environments

Tuscany is home to a wide range of hills and woodland, a section of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine mountains, large plains and a stunning coastline. Rivers and streams criss-cross the territory, the arteries of the verdant landscape.

Biodiversity

From an "alpine" ecosystem to the Mediterranean one

Woodland

Tuscany has the largest woodland surface area in Italy

The first region

that introduced a census of historic trees (in 1982).

Wild Tuscany

The activities on offer take place across the whole spectrum of natural settings in the area, with many taking place in the Lima Valley in the Apennines. Discover the sea, rivers, mountains, woodland and canyons of this beautiful region, also famous for its extraordinary historic buildings and monuments.
The various activities of the seasons are punctuated by the typical climate of the region.
The rivers are full of water from the snow melting in the period (February-May) and during the typically rainy months October and November which are perfect for rafting, canyoning and kayaking. During the other months there are other activities like river trekking, sup or soft rafting.
Tuscany could be considered an enormous forest as woodland covers at least half of its surface. This guarantees the quality of the air and the water table. Most of the vegetation is formed by leafy and deciduous trees.

The Tuscan coast offers a variety of different landscapes: rough cliffs, fine sandy beaches with century-old pine forests or mountain peaks, welcoming gulfs with thousands of years of history, crystal clear seabeds, rockpools of the archipelago.

The rivers meander through this lively landscape. The most important river being the River Arno into which flow the mountain streams from the Appennines.
The mountains of the Tuscan-Romagna Appennines surround the region to the north, with the Apuane Alps to the West(?) which extend to the south. Within the natural valleys, one finds the Garfagnana, the Val di Lima, the Mugello, and the Casentino National Parks.
The ideal climate
The climactic conditions allow most of the outdoor activities in the period between March and October whilst the tandem paragliding is possible throughout most of the year. Summer is especially warm in most of the region and mild in the Appennine area which can be interspersed by typical summer storms.

Close to
the large parks

There are three National Parks in Tuscany (the Tuscan Archipelago, the Casentino Forests and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park), three Regional Parks, 36 nature reserves and various protected areas, including a maritime sanctuary for aquatic mammals.

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