A remnant of what was Prile Lake and a reminder of the reclamation carried out in this area of Maremma, Diaccia Botrona is located close to the beaches and pine forests of Castiglione della Pescaia and is just a ten-minute walk from the town centre. It is one of the most significant wetlands in Italy due to its rare and important ecosystem that is home to an incredible variety of microorganisms and bird species that breed here. In spring, ducks and white herons give way to pink flamingos and stilts, and the whole marsh is a riot of birds singing to attract a mate. Casa Rossa and Clodia Island are the best places to sit and listen to this symphony of birdsong. You can visit Diaccia Botrona on foot with its trails and birdwatching hides or by boat as part of an organised tour.