The way Tuscans treat the nature deserves to be admired. There are two national parks, three regional nature parks and more than one hundred protected woodlands on the territory which is a bit more than 20 thousand square kilometers. Almost 7% of Tuscan territory is occupied by nature parks.
Casentino National Park (province of Arezzo) may boast of the widest range of fauna in the Northern Apennines. The National Park Tenuta di San Rossore (province of Pisa) is situated on the other side of the river Arno on the wide plain near the Massaciuccoli lake. Many ancient marble stone pits were preserved in the mountain Parco Naturale delle Apuane (province Massa-Carrara). Maremma (province of Grosseto) is the region meant to be the example of a perfect natural park. The uniqueness of the region is in its mild climate (almonds blossom in February!) and the variety of landscapes with thick oak forests curved rocks and sandy beaches.
Tuscans treat nature not only in protected woodlands. According to the Italian Tourism Management 57 tourism structures (hotels, camping grounds and farms) have been awarded with ecolabel which proves that Tuscans have a peculiar attitude towards nature treatment.