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Birdwatching

Birdwatching (the observation and the study of birds) is an activity that involves both adults and kids, and it's practicable all the year long.

Mugello, among the many activities that it offers, gives also people the opportunity to practice this curious hobby, in the natural oasis of Gabbianello, near Barberino di Mugello.
The Oasis develops itself among the north est shore of Bilancino lake, on 25 hectares of land, in a protected wetland; and arises as a total environmental restoration surgery aimed at the creation of wetland habitats, which are among the habitats greater risk of death globally in Italy and Europe.
Here it's possible to find numerous species of birds, both resident and migratory; so we can observe the Trabuso, the Observer Goose, the White Stork, the Pink Flamingo and many others.
An easy path also allows the disabled to make the visit.
The Oasis is a visitor center that offers educational tools and where meetings are organized, adult education, school labs. It's also a bookshop nature.
It is also possible to have guided tours, but also to enjoy the landscape or relax ourselves having a picnic with family and friends.


How to get there:
it's easily accessible by car from the A1 (exit at Barberino di Mugello), or via Bolognese following the signs for Barberino di Mugello. Staying on the road to Galliano to turn 65 and after 1 km follow the signs indicative of the Oasis (from the A1 exit about 6 km). The area is accessible by public transport SITA and Line Railway Faentina (to the station of San Piero a Sieve).


The Oasis Gabbianello. You can take guided tours, but also simply enjoy the scenery and relax having a pic-nic with friends or family.

TIME: 2013 HOURS
Open on Sundays
During the months of March and April, the oasis is also open on Saturdays.
TIME WITH TIME SOLAR : 10.30 - 17.00
Visiting hours on request:
morning 11.00 am - 15.00 pm
From Sunday, March 25:
OPENING: 10.30 to 19.00
Visiting hours on request:
morning 11.00 am - 16.00 pm

TICKET
Full € 3.00
reductions
€ 7.00 Reduced: families
€ 2.00 Reduced: between 5 and 14 years - over 65
Free: residents of the town of Barberino - WWF members - children under 5 years

Schools and groups
€ 90.00: schools and groups up to 30 people (outside office hours)
€ 1.00 per child: schools in the town of Barberino (during opening hours)

INFO: Ischetus Cooperative Company r. l.
Via Ugo Bassi 6 / r
50137 Florence
Tel / Fax +39-055-5535003
Mobile +39-3339537114 (only during opening hours)
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Town of Barberino di Mugello
Department of the Environment, Via Trento, 1, Barberino di Mugello.
TEL: +39-055/8477320

 

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Mugello: the green rolling hills surrounding Florence offer many resources not only for nature lovers, but also for people who love sport, shopping and engines. All this in a single and beautiful land.