The Park includes either the hills that separate the south-western watercourses of the Gulf of La Spezia from the plain of the Magra, a course of the river which runs in the Ligurian area and the lower, middle course of the river Vara.
From Punta Bianca the extreme point of the headland il Caprione up to the green valley of the river Vara, the Park gathers a territory of 4320,8 hectares abounding in naturalistic, historical and cultural features. The wide luxuriant area crosses the boundaries of eighteen boroughs.
The Mediterranean flora represents the naturalistic feature and the most precious characteristic of the coastal area marked by ancient mule tracks that connect the villages of Ameglia, Tellaro and Montemarcello.
Although the lower zone of the Val di Magra appears clearly exploited it includes moist areas unique in the Ligurian territory, rest areas (specific zones for resting), nesting spots of great importance for the migratory bird fauna.
Wide forests and watercourses feature the Val di Vara valley that still keeps its ancient peasants’ traditions which are evaluating the typical products and the agricultural, touristic activities and moreover maintaining the environment untouched.