Maremma in southern Tuscany, superimposed on the expansive province of Grosseto, stretches from the Gulf of Follonica to the North to the mouth of the Chiarone stream to the South and is an ideal destination for nature lovers and space seekers. It is perfect for those who prefer the parts of Tuscany that are less opulent and overhyped, but in no way less exciting.
Towns such as Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana and even Massa Marittima are quintessential models of medieval Italy for visitors. Timeless charm, breathtaking views and ultra-refined examples of art. The beauty of the Maremma is its variety, perfect for sport lovers, as well as anyone who loves the sea – long, isolated beaches alternate with picture-perfect towns overlooking the waves, such as the enchanting Talamone, or the more fashionable Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole.
The coast of Maremma is rich in nature reserves, including Parco dell’Uccellina, Feniglia canal and the stroll from Follonica to the incredible Cala Violina – all perfect places for hikers and beach dwellers.
This part of Tuscany will not disappoint anyone fond of farmhouse and countryside tourism: Manciano, Magliano in Toscana, Scansano and Capalbio are great destinations for leaving behind the frenetic chaos of everyday life.
The Council of Capalbio, at the very edge of Maremma, is the southernmost council of Tuscany, particularly attentive to the protection and wise management of its beaches, landscape and the environment.
The coastline is dominated by the tombolo, the characteristic sweet-smelling Mediterranean vegetation of juniper, heather, myrtle, pine and broom. Climbing back up the peaceful and tidy countryside, between rows of vines and olive trees, we find the medieval village of Capalbio nestling on a hill surrounded by scrubland, which becomes gradually more dense and mysterious, the home of wild boar and deer; overall a land with an ancient feel, which has kept its wild and contemporarily peaceful aspect all within a natural environment of extraordinary value.