Visit the Park
The Park in numbers
The Parco delle Colline Metallifere (Metalliferous Hills Park) covers over 108 thousand hectares, including the territory of seven municipalities. There are 34 mining sites, 41 geosites, more than 250 minerals and rocks surveyed, around 19,000 hectares of protected areas dedicated to Biodiversity (Nature Reserves, Natura 2000 sites, biotopes, a Ramsar wetland), more than 130 sites of historical, archaeological and landscape interest, hundreds of kilometres of footpaths.
How to visit the Park
There are various ways to visit the park:
- Through the Gates of the Park
- Contacting the Park Guide, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Independently, following the Park’s rules of conduct.
- Visit our Living the Park page.
- Through the proposals for half-day or full-day tour packages and activities that can be booked online at www.visitmaremma.net by Travel Today Park’s Official Inbound Tour Operator.
In the Park there are precise rules in place to maintain a balance between the needs of development, including tourism, and the protection of valuable habitats that are home to rare animal or plant species, or delicate archaeological sites. It is therefore a question of following rules of behaviour, often suggested by common sense, to ensure that the interaction between man and the environment, whether in everyday life or in occasional frequentation, does not have unpleasant consequences on the delicate balance of the ecosystem.
We provide a summary of the rules of behaviour to be followed within the protected area, but it is always necessary to refer to the Management Regulatory Measures of the Park’s Integrated Plan to have a detailed knowledge of the single provisions.
Walks and hikes
Use common sense and recognise your own capabilities and limits: go on outings with appropriate clothing and equipment, informing yourself about the practicability and difficulty of the routes. Do not ignore the variability and unpredictability of weather conditions and always inform someone you trust of your destination and approximate time of return.
Always follow the marked paths and avoid making noise in order not to disturb the animals living in the park.
The Park’s paths and tracks are reserved for hikers, mountain bikers and horses; motorised vehicles are not allowed, except for those authorised for service and emergency purposes. Dogs should always be kept on a lead throughout the park to protect themselves, the wildlife and other hikers. Fires may only be lit in fixed structures within equipped green areas; lighting fires in such structures is, however, discouraged in the event proclaimed state of serious forest fire danger.
Waste Management and Trekk & Clean
Do not abandon your waste, but take it to the nearest collection points and dispose of it according to the separate waste collection instructions. The guides working in the Park lead the #TrekkAndClean project, collecting waste along routes and paths. Plogging activities are widespread. Numerous days are organised by the Park for the collection of abandoned waste, in which citizens, schools and associations participate. Every year we participate in the activities of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).