The Magra river rises in Tuscany from Mount Borgognone, 1401 meters high and flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea at Bocca di Magra, in Liguria, after 62 km of running. It runs trough Massa Carrara and La Spezia, from Pontremoli to Ameglia, and all the territory of Lunigiana.
The fluvial area of the Magra river in Liguria is very different along its itinerary. It receives the waters from the Vara, at the height of Bolano and Santo Stefano Magra, then flowing to the sea slowly for five km and drawing wide meanders. Although the vast plain is intensely cultivated and exploited, it preserves interesting swampy environments, ponds and ponds. Important wetlands, ideal for nesting and staging numerous species of birds such as the kingfisher, also present in the Vara, the martinet, the swallow, the bee-eater, the stiff neck and the great spotted woodpecker, the gray heron, the purple heron, egrets, bitterns, bitterns, night herons and many others
The banks are rich in willow, red and brown, and poplars, with sweet euphorbia, lamiastro, gnarled geranium and hawthorn , where the slower water flows, aquatic and marsh plants develop, such as the yarrow of water, the cutlass, the greater leaf and the narrow-leaved dyke.
The mouth of the river, in Fiumaretta and Bocca di Magra , it is a resting place for cormorants, real and common seagulls, tufts with tufts and terns. In the sea opposite, it is easy to spot dives, smergos, grebes and even eiderdies throughout the year.
The pedestrian and cycle paths allow full enjoyment.