Burano Lake

Tourist guides everywhere call this idyllic lake Walt Disney’s lake. It’s a strange name, but it perfectly sums up the beauty of Burano Lake, whose crystal blue waters project a calming and tranquil atmosphere like something out of a Disney movie.

Nature lovers and bird watchers will be in paradise from the moment they enter this nature park, which is only a short drive from Capalbio.

The lake is home to a variety of salt water fish species including the mullet and sea bream, as well as ducks, cormorants, marsh harrier, crested cuckoo and other local birds.

In certain seasons, the lake also hosts a variety of other animals, most of which hide in the mess of brambles, juniper bushes and myrtle that wind around the lake.

Hikers should keep an eye out for lizards, snakes, porcupines and otters, wild rabbits and foxes.

But even if you don’t have a soft spot for nature’s four legged creatures, Burano Lake and the adjacent WWF oasis are still unmissable.

The landscape is simply perfect for a walk, and the various walking tracks cover some of the most beautiful terrain in Tuscany.

The track will also lead you to observatories, lookout towers, photo huts and the visitor’s centre – if you feel inclined to learn a bit more about the park and its history.