Riserva Naturale Tombolo di Cecina

Riserva Naturale Tombolo di Cecina, Marina di Cecina: Address, Riserva Naturale Tombolo di Cecina Reviews: 4.5/5

Riserva Naturale Tombolo di Cecina

Riserva Naturale Tombolo di Cecina
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Forests
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Brun066
Florence, Italy9,994 contributions
Biological and landscape resource very relevant and appreciable.
Jun. 2020
The current appearance of the "Tomboli di Cecina" is not due to very ancient interventions; however they are older than some, similar ones, which took place in other coastal plains of the Italian peninsula. In fact not infrequently the Italian pine forests of the Tyrrhenian coast date back to the post WW II period, when, after the eradication of malaria, the pines are planted along the coast to protect the agricultural areas from sea salt (this for example is the origin of the pine forest located at the archaeological site of Paestum, in southern Italy). Instead in Cecina the pine forest has its birth certificate in 1839, when the Grand Duke of Tuscany, always for the purpose of protecting agriculture (as well as the production of pine nuts), promoted the plantation of a coastal forest extended for 15 km, both in north and south of the current Marina di Cecina hamlet. It's necessary to be aware that in 1839 the town of Cecina didn't actually exist, this plantation was therefore located in a deeply rural settlement. However, this part of the Maremma was less wild and less infested with malaria than its southernmost parts; so there was already an agriculture deserving to be protected. Today the function of this pine forest is above all recreational: in summer it forms the hinterland - fresh and shady - of a very long beach open to all and very popular with vacationers. However, the pine forest is still a protected area, so there are no buildings in or around it. The part closest to the sea is populated by maritime pines (Pinus pinaster), while elsewhere there are domestic pines (Pinus pinea). In part of this area, in the sector closest to the sea, the coastal dunes also survived ("tombolo" is an Italian geomorphological term designating a coastal belt of sediments, which often encloses permanently or temporary wet areas on the side opposite to the sea). Unfortunately in the part that I recently visited (called "Quercione", towards the south) these dunes have completely disappeared, due to the recent marine erosion; moreover erosion has already attacked the forest area, so that the beach has almost disappeared, many pine trees already have roots exposed to the waves of winter storms, and the remains of some trees seem to indicate that they have been swallowed up by the sea. Despite this, the pine forest is a very significant and appreciable biological and landscape resource.
Written June 28, 2020
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Tes Van Loock
Mechelen, Belgium18 contributions
Not easy to find
Aug. 2019
We tried to come here on the 15th of August. Not a good idea since the whole country of Italy seemed to go to Cecina. First we arrived at a beach, which was packed. We stayed for 5 minutes. We tried to find the Riserva and I think we may have found it half an hour later (still not sure if that was indeed the place), but the parking place was crowded. We went back to our camping site. If it would have been indicated better, we might have found it and enjoyed it.
Written August 28, 2019
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Kitty52_10
Barre, VT50 contributions
Perfect easy walk or early morning exercise.
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Provides a beautiful setting for a 5+ more or less walk in the woods. Paths ate well marked. Many leading to the beach. Picnic areas, places for dogs, trails for biking. Very welcome spot. And no charge.
Written April 24, 2019
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jaoxi2015
Hualien, Taiwan334 contributions
walk here!
Aug. 2018
Nice and fresh place: have a walk here, there are many path one of this is 5 km long, if you park just out of the village marina di cecina parking is free
Written August 31, 2018
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Martino_Rugby
Italy136 contributions
Beautiful
Aug. 2018 • Couples
I hate the sun, the hot and the sea. But even if I had to spend two weeks on the seaside (o my God...), the little forest between the road and the sea saved my holidays Perfect to walk (or run or biking) on the shadow, the wood allows you to rest from the hot of the sun. It is really well maintained Beautiful
Written August 16, 2018
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justynella
Katowice, Poland64 contributions
Amazing place
Jul. 2018 • Family
We have stopped there by accident.Luckily we do have with us sandwiches, drinks, coffee, cheesee and so on - so we have made in this unforgetable place a picnic. Silence, nature, close to the sea. What else :)
Written July 25, 2018
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AJandCin
Wallingford, CT221 contributions
Breathtaking
May 2017 • Couples
Peace, beauty, solitude, blue water, smell of pine. Anything else?? What more do you need? Maybe a long walk, bike, book or just lying on the beach by yourself or with someone you love. This place is magnificent. This far exceeded our expectations. This was a perfect 10. A walk through a beautiful pine forest leads to a beautiful beach. No bugs. Perfect weather. Just can't say enough, except go see for yourself.
Written May 30, 2017
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