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Lago di Massaciuccoli, Torre del Lago Puccini
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Lake Massaciuccoli is a lake in the Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Its surface area is 6.9 km². It is located mainly in the municipality of Massarosa and partly in Torre del Lago, a civil parish of Viareggio.The lake was known in ancient times as the Fossis Papirianis, a name used in the Tabula Peutingeriana. The composer Giacomo Puccini lived nearby and frequently hunted around the lake; the nearby village of Torre del Lago is sometimes mentioned with suffix "Puccini" in his honour.The lake is home to the large extent of Cladium mariscus in Italy. However, vegetation and wildlife have shrunken substantially since the 20th century, due to Eutrophication and expansion of Louisianan Crayfish.
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  • Always relaxing to go to this Lake. It is a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Nothing else ... also because there is not much open at this time ... the bar with the hotel above ... the kiosk with souvenirs ... mah
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  • The OASIS is the perfect excuse for a leisurely stroll in the countryside. A wooden boardwalk extends beyond the edge of the Lake-the second largest in the region--and offers an opportunity to explore the wildlife population-and in particular the various species of birds--and characteristic flora that are found in these shallow waters. You can also visit the small museum, consisting of 3 rooms that highlight the most important things to see in the Park. Important: there is also a bathroom ... to share with the mosquitoes, but at least it's clean! After visiting the OASIS marshy Massaciuccoli, advice to head down to the archaeological area which houses the remains of a Roman villa of the first century AD, unearthed in the excavations of the mid-18th century. Gradually, the various parts of the villa were cleaned and restored, and between them have emerged an impressive structure similar to the baths of the Roman villa and the beautiful mosaic floor. We have also been fortunate enough to visit the Interior and exterior of Villa Ginori, privately owned, thanks to his friendship with the owners. Pros and cons of a trip to these places: Pros: pretty nice and well maintained, child friendly, free ... and the beach is right at your doorstep cons: not very well marked, the signs are only in Italian and then create disadvantages to foreigners ... and sometimes you don't see animals around, only plants and landscapes ... difficult parking lots
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  • Beautiful day spent among the wooden walkways suspended on the water mirror to sight with our children (4 and 7 years) a number of species of birds. Great outing for families and nature lovers.
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