Fucecchio Marshes

With its 1800 hectars, the Fucecchio Marshes are the largest Italian marshes and represent Montalbano’s naturalistic gem thanks to its rich fauna and flora variety.

In addition to the heron, the crane and the black stork, the marshes house about two hundred birds species which makes it a unique paradise for birdwatchers.

But the Marshes preserve also the proof of the historic events linked to the Medici and Lorena families and the horrible massacre by the Nazis on August 23, 1944 when 174 citizens, among whom children and old people, where killed by some Nazi soldiers.