A walk in the pine forest (Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli al Lido)
Tirrenia, Marina di Pisa and Calambrone are part of the Tombolo estate, which has an extension of about 5 thousand hectares. The term “Tombolo” comes from tumulus, since the morphology of the territory has been shaped by the ridges of coastal dunes produced by the constant contribution of river sediments. Then, in 1606, Ferdinando I de’ Medici decided that the Arno needed a smoother outflow in its terminal section, capable of better dispersing flood waters, so the current mouth was born and the territory was reclaimed. A path begins behind the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli al Lido: entering the pine forest you will encounter holm oaks, stone pine and maritime pine, in addition to the Mediterranean scrub, similar to that encountered in the WWF oasis Dune, and some wet areas with plants typical of brackish environments.