Exploring Lake San Floriano
Staying within the municipality of Capalbio you can make a beautiful excursion to Lake San Floriano, a place of particular landscape interest. The lush vegetation surrounding the basin is made of marsh reeds, rushes and water lentils that deserve to be observed and photographed. The waters of the lake are also home to a very varied fauna among which fish such as chub, perch, carp, trout, tench and eels.
Lake San Floriano is an excellent environment in which to practice birdwatching activities, in fact among the species of birds that live in the basin you can observe the peck, the gray heron, the tufted duck and the common pochard. Walking around the lake you can be lucky enough to meet some wild animals such as hares, wild boars, foxes, badgers and porcupines.
Lake San Floriano is one of the protected wetlands and sites of Community interest in the province of Grosseto. Here grows a very beautiful and unusual aquatic plant, increasingly rare: the Nymphaea alba. At night, the flower of the water lily remains closed, but during the day, especially between 11 am and 3 pm, the flower opens and reaches its maximum splendor. The petals of a pure white open, making you see the yellow pistil like the sun and give off a very strong and pleasant scent.
Lake San Floriano is a real paradise for fishermen. Although hunting is prohibited, sport fishing is allowed and this is a great attractive factor for all those fishing enthusiasts, who simply want to have fun and spend time in company and outdoors on the shores of this fantastic lake.
Although Lake San Floriano is not very well known, it is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Tuscany, and those who visit Capalbio cannot miss a visit. Relaxation and direct contact with nature are the keywords that best describe this excursion. Reaching the lake starting from Capalbio is really very simple: you can opt for a 10-minute drive or for a healthy 90-minute walk along the Valmarina Provincial Road and a small stretch of the Pedemontana Provincial Road.