Ponte Buriano and Penna
This magnificent natural reserve was one of the first protected areas established in the province of Arezzo, specially created to safeguard the proliferation of birds that nest in this part dell'Arno. The reserve covers the stretch dell'Arno ranging from bridge to the dam Buriano ENEL of Penna. Continuing along the Arno, advise tourists to visit the ancient fortified villages of Penna, Rondine and Monte Above Rondine, where you can admire a beautiful view of the river and all the surrounding wetland.
All around the reserve is a contiguous with specific regulation, which acts as a "buffer" between the sensitive area of the river and farmland and urban areas. The landscape is that the Reserve is characterized by an alternation of cultivated fields and forests of oaks, poplars and elm country. Are also woods of oak and Lecce with a typical undergrowth of the Mediterranean.
Tourists have the opportunity to admire a large number of extremely rare birds like the red heron, the heron cinerino, buzzards, the barbagianni, the owl, the ALLOCCO and many others. Along the nature excursions in this beautiful natural paradise, it is not rare to run across mammals unique and fun, like porcupine and polecat.
Useful information for tourists
Arezzo - UO Parks and Nature Reserves
Via Testa, 2 - Arezzo
Phone: 0575 3161 fax: 0575 316 261
Phone: 0575 421 094