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Monte Argentario: a spectacular promontory

The Torre delle Cannelle and the Punta di Torre Ciana, Monte Argentario, Grosseto. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Monte Argentario is a promontory of southern Tuscany in the province of Grosseto, from which it is about 40 km away. Completely mountainous, the highest peak is Mount Telegrafo (635 meters), Monte Argentario is joined to the mainland by two sandbands: Tombolo of Giannella and Tombolo of Feniglia, inside which the Orbetello lagoon is located. The Argentario coast is high ...

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Maremma: land of swamps and tourist destination

Marsh, Maremma Park, Grosseto. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Grosseto Maremma is a vast area of southern Tuscany that includes practically the whole province of Grosseto. The territory of the Maremma inland ranges from the Metalliferous Hills to Mount Amiata, while along the coast it stretches between the Gulf of Follonica and the border with Lazio. Maremma is famous for the Butteri – mounted herder – who represent ...

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Tuscany countryside, the area surrounding Montaione

Eremo di San Vivaldo.

What do you really expect from a vacation in Tuscany? Are you ready to discover a charming territory, the authentic aspect of this land? So, let us guide you through the real Tuscany and explore the countryside between Montaione and Castelfalfi, the enticing area surrounding Villa Ciggiano and the Castelfalfi golf club, the best course in this region. Let’s start ...

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Val di Chiana: the granary of Etruria

El Val di Chiana, visto desde Cortona, y al fondo el lago Trasimeno. Autor y Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Val di Chiana is a large flat area, crossed by the Chiana river, which is located south-west of the city of Arezzo. The Chiana river, an ancient tributary of the Tiber, was diverted by the Romans so that its waters flowed into the Arno, thus reducing the risk of flooding the Tiber in Rome. Val di Chiana was considered ...

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Casentino: forests, lonely hermitages, nature and tranquility

Casentino is a valley crossed by the River Arno, here is the source of the most important river of Tuscany, set among the hills of Pratomagno and the Tosco-Romagnolo Apennine. The territory covers approximately 800 square kilometers in the northern part of the province of Arezzo. It is bordered to the north by the Emilia-Romagna and to the west by the province ...

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Crete Senesi: the desert of Tuscany

The Crete Senesi lies southeast of Siena, they extends from the immediate environs of the city along the valleys of the rivers Arbia, Ombrone and Asso, in the municipalities of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d’Asso. Crete senesi literally “Siennese clays”, are formed by clay soil, formed during the Pliocene (between 5.2 to 1.8 million years ...

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Balze of Valdarno: the landscape of the Mona Lisa

A few km from the Autosole A1 Valdarno exit, between Florence and Arezzo it is possible to admire an interesting erosive phenomenon known by the name of Balze. The Balze are one of the most beautiful and fascinating landscape aspects of the Valdarno. These strange natural formations can be seen in the municipalities of Terranova Bracciolini, Loro Ciuffenna, Castelfranco di ...

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Capraia Island: a paradise for nature lovers

The island of Capraia is located about 64 km from Livorno, 42 km from the island of Elba, 37 km from the island of Gorgona and 31 km from Corsica. The island has 355 inhabitants (2007) and an area of 19.30 km ² its coastline is an extension of 27 km. Capraia is an island of volcanic origin and is ...

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Gorgona Island: an island in the Tuscan archipelago

Gorgona island is the northernmost of the islands of the Tuscany archipelago (43°25’37” lat. North) and also the smallest (2,25 km²), it rises 255 metres above the sea and is mostly mountainous and, for a large area, covered in Mediterranean maquis vegetation, it’s still place for a penal colony. Gorgona it’s about 37 km from Livorno, 39 km from Capraia ...

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Val d’Orcia: natural landscape modeled by man

In 2004, the Val d’Orcia was registered by UNESCO as a world heritage landscape area, with the following reasons: “… it is an exceptional example of how the natural landscape was redesigned in the Renaissance period to reflect the ideals of good governance and create an aesthetically pleasing image.” The landscape of this area of Tuscany is very beautiful. Renaissance ...

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Apuan Alps: the Marble Mountains

The Apuan Alps are probably the most beautiful mountains of Tuscany, located near the sea between Garfagnana and Lunigiana are universally famous for the marble that is extracted from its quarries since antiquity. MARBLE MOUNTAINS The mountains are rugged and inaccessible and recall, for their rugged form, the Dolomites. Apuan Alps are now a Regional Natural Park (Parco naturale regionale ...

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Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago

Tuscan Archipelago is a group of islands located between the Tuscan coast and Corsica, it consists of seven main islands and several smaller islets with a total area of 300 sq. km. The largest island of the archipelago is the island of Elba (225 sq km, 31.000 inhabitants), which alone accounts for more than two thirds of the total area ...

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Itinerary in the Sienese Chianti

For the part of the itinerary in the Sienese Chianti we can start from Siena and from here with the SR 222 reach Castellina in Chianti. Otherwise, continuing the itinerary of the itinerary of Florentine Chianti, from San Donato in Poggio, we reach Castellina in Chianti. CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI Castellina in Chianti is a splendid town situated in an equally splendid ...

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Itinerary in the Florentine Chianti

Our itinerary in Florentine Chianti starts from the city of Florence. The starting point is the Firenze-Impruneta (ex Firenze-Certosa) exit of the Autostrada del Sole. The first stop is the town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Along the route we can make a detour of a few kilometers to visit the famous Albergaccio del Machiavelli. This is located ...

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Chianti: the hilly heart of Tuscany

Il nostro itinerario nel Chianti Fiorentino. Strada tra San Donato e Castellina in Chianti in novembre, Barberino Val d'Elsa, Firenze. Autore e Copyright Marco Ramerini

Chianti, ie the territory which for centuries produced the wine Chianti Classico, is part of the Tuscan hill land situated between Florence and Siena, expertly shaped by man and rich of art, this area is a mosaic of history, nature and art unique in the world. This is a land of ancient traditions, civilized in ancient times, first by the ...

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Lunigiana: land of medieval castles and churches

Lunigiana is an area of north-western Tuscany, embedded between Liguria and Emilia Romagna, and formed by the High and Middle Valley of the river Magra. Its name comes from the ancient city of Luni, a Roman colony that was of major importance for the area until the early Middle Ages. In prehistoric times in the Lunigiana has flourished the megalithic culture of Statues ...

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