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Monte Pisano: discovery of orchids

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y turistic and ambiental guide Michele Colombini proposes, with this explosion to spring, a beautiful escursion around San Giuliano Terme to discover the wild flowers of orchids.

Do not miss to immerse themselves in the smells of the most intense season with this hike trail which runs along a very interesting from the point of view of history and nature, and more specifically within ANPIL Monte Castellare.
In this large sunny area with vegetation characterized mainly scrubland there are many botanical species such as Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), Euphorbia spinosa, the widow of the meadows (Globularia punctatum), iris (Iris lutescens), rock rose ( monspeliensis Cistus, Cistus salvifoulius), the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), phillyrea (Phyllirea sp. pl), myrtle (Myrtus communis) and buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus).

Michele with expert guidance and a passion for botany climb up to the round top of San Giuliano hill, where we can observe the botanical species of high natural interest and enjoy the beautiful panorama that stretches from the Alps and the Apennines to the sea.

Special numerous and sometimes rare orchids that color the Monte Pisano from March until June presenting, especially in this area, a multi garrigue. Some of the species are: sphegodes Ophrys, Orchis papilionacea, Serapias neglecta, Serapian language, Orchis maculata, Bee Ophrys, Orchis morio, Orchis Simia, Orchis tridentata.

Half day tour of hiking trail without technical difficulty (there is a steep descent path outside) that develops in a ring.
Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (on foot excluding stops)
Participants: minimum 5 maximum 25
Registration fee: 8,50 € children / teenagers up to 12 years 5,00 € (including guiding • GAE)
15:00 Meeting at the railway station of San Giuliano Terme (PI). The return is scheduled within approximately 19:00.

To book this tour please fill out the form you’ll find at specify name, email, phone number and number of seats reserved.
For reservations within 24 hours of departure please call 347 5870026 to Michele

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