The OASIS jealously guarded by the WWF, has 280 hectares of sand dunes, retrodune covered with Mediterranean vegetation with Honeysuckles, Arbutus, Heather, mastic trees, pines and other vegetation characteristics.
In the wetland behind the coastal dune zones, pools surrounded by dense reeds constitute a natural habitat for many species of waterfowl and Mediterranean vegetation, about 200 of which at least 30 residents.
A paradise for birdwatchers, especially during migration, when they reach flocks from Africa in the spring, and the icy northern lands in the fall.
Aquatic bird life includes Mallard, teal, cormorant, Heron, Egret, little Bittern, Purple Heron. Among the birds of prey Western Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Osprey and buzzard.
Many passerines and stain the wood, including theSardinian Warbler.
Among the mammals are present Porcupine, wild rabbit, Fox, marten and Mickey rice.
Bush meets the common tortoise, symbol of the OASIS.
E da qualche mese l’Oasi ospita una bellissima mostra interattiva sulla scomparsa dei dinosauri! 🙂
The Macchiagrande oasis is open every Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00,
from 1 June to 30 September from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 15.30 to 19.00,
August: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 16.00 to 19.00.
Every second and third Sunday of the month you can also make a thematic guided tour upon reservation, while groups and schools can do this every day, by appointment at the OASIS.
Contacts and schedules
For reservations and information:
Visitor Center Macchiagrande OASIS: 06.6685487
329-339-cell 0562763 cell 1588245
How to get there
The entrance of the OASIS is situated in via della Veneziana angolo via Castellammare, Fregene South. From Rome can be reached by car with the s.s. Aurelia or the Roma – Fiumicino, bus with line 020