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Parco Gallorose, Cecina

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See a large assortment of plants and animals when you visit Parco Gallorose. This is a wildlife center with 180 breeds of animals, ranging from farm animals to exotic creatures from other continents. See donkeys, hens, ponies, zebra, ostriches, monkeys, wildebeest, kangaroo, lemurs, camels, cassowary, toucans, lynx, and many more species. There are also 14,000 types of plants to see from all over the world. Food and refreshments are available, with very traditional dishes being served. You can taste homemade lasagna with wild boar sauce, butterflies, or an assortment of grilled meats. Reservations are recommended if you want to guarantee a meal of this sort. You can also bring your own food and picnic at the park. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Parco Gallorose and many more Cecina attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cecina driving holiday planning website.
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  • I'm not sure what we were expecting but the whole place seemed quite subdued with not a lot going on. All the time we were there we didn't see any keepers either taking care of the animals or being... 
    I'm not sure what we were expecting but the whole place seemed quite subdued with not a lot going on. All the time we were there we didn't see any keepers either taking care of the animals or being...  more »
  • We were suprised by the size of the park. Many animals, esp. bird-likes. Duration without break, about 2.5 hrs. Worth a visit with young children, also if you are used to the zoo's in NL. 
    We were suprised by the size of the park. Many animals, esp. bird-likes. Duration without break, about 2.5 hrs. Worth a visit with young children, also if you are used to the zoo's in NL.  more »
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  • Nice little calm relaxing zoo with some amazing animals (aguti, swamp cat, capibara, serval, etc.). You meander maze-like (but well signposted) along. The whole aerea is well shaded by thick green bushes, trees and bambooish greenery. On hot days a real treat. The zoo might have seen better days, but the animals are well kept and in good shape. Their enclosures offer to the animals space and protective hiding places to retire from the visitors' all too curious glances. Beside marsupials and mammals they have a wide range of exquisite birds from places all over the world. Another part of the zoo is dedicated to farm life. Bovines and ovines from most continents but above all also local breeds are to be admired. It is a pity though that all the descriptions to the animals are presented only in Italian. But then again we are not in a massive tourist center. Another minus: some of the local exponates (beer cans, cigarette packages, etc.) on their shelves and vitrines along the tour are weirdly outdated. Others exponates such as the agricultural machinery give the tour a nice touch. There should be more toilets, especially in the first part of the zoo. It ruins the walk if one has to sustain so long not knowing when there is finally relief. The zoo has a restaurant. The menu is small but the food is tasty. They serve good traditional primi and secondi piatti with specialities of the region - not the usual disappointing fast food you sometimes get in recreational parcs or zoos. A lot of local people stop to have lunch here. Good value for money.
  • A place with a great potential, but a lot is beeing wasted. Pros: - a lot of animals - around 2 to 3 hours of time to spend here - a path to follow, you will not get lost or miss anything - free car park nearby - picnic area and children playground Cons: - cash only, cards are not accepted - all signs and animal descriptions only in Italian, no word in English or German - not well maintained, a lot of area to improve - not enough toilets, especially during the first part of the walk - a sort of museum with some items, totally not connected with topic of animals ( toys, cigarettes, bottles, posters and more )

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