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Maremma National Park
The Maremma Park, surrounded by marshes, pine woods, cultivated fields and grazing lands, stretches along the Tyrrhenian coast from Principina a Mare to Alberese, and up to Talamone. The Park is characterized by important geographical elements such as the last stretch of the river Ombrone, the mountains of the Uccellina, the marsh area of the Trappola and the coast. The vegetation is mainly characterised by oaks, strawberry trees, heather and cork oak, but also cyclamens, wild asparagus and liane. Beyond the dunes, it is possible to find many varieties of low shrubs. In this area there are also cultivated fields, pastures, vineyards and olive groves.
As far as the animals go, the most spectacular here is the maremman cow, a particular kind of animal with huge horns and a grey mantle with many different nuances. There are also maremman horses, a type of horse that, despite his modest height, is well able to resist fatigue and adapt to the abrupt climate changes. Hares and hedghogs live in the pasture and in the cultivated areas, but here you can also find foxes, badgers, porcupines and wild boars. Other animals that inhabit the Maremma National park are roes and deers.