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Roselle: an Etruscan-Roman city on the shores of the ancient lake Prile

Situated along the road Siena-Grosseto, a few km north of Grosseto, the hill of Roselle contains the most important Etruscan – Roman remains of Tuscany. The river Ombrone characterized the hydro-morphology of this area, in ancient times the rivers were the fundamental lines of communication, and the Ombrone probably was at the time navigable for a long stretch, in the past also the ...

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Grosseto: a historic center surrounded by Renaissance walls

Grosseto (80,000 inhabitants (2008), 10 meters above sea level) is the most important town of the Maremma, lies at the heart of the vast flood plain of the river Ombrone a short distance from the sea. Grosseto is situated in Southern Tuscany, about 12 km from the sea in the Ombrone alluvional valley. The origins of Grosseto can be traced to ...

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Cala Violina: the most beautiful beach of Maremma

Cala Violina is a charming part of the Maremma Grossetana, it’s located in the heart of the Natural Reserve of the Bandite di Scarlino, within the Protected Area of Local Interest of the Costiere di Scarlino. The Bandite di Scarlino is a forest complex of large size (about 8,700 hectares), which are part of the municipalities of Castiglione della Pescaia, ...

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Scarlino: a medieval village near the Gulf of Follonica

Scarlino is located in a beautiful position on a hill 229 meters above sea level, which dominates the plain of Follonica and the sea. The village of Scarlino developed from the thirteenth century as a fortress of the Aldobrandeschi family, in 1278 it was occupied by the Republic of Pisa and from 1399 became a possession of the Appiani of ...

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The farmhouses in Tuscany: a system of hospitality in contact with nature and culinary traditions

Agriturismo (staying on a farm) is a system of Italian hospitality that over the years has gradually assumed an increasingly tourist dimension and less agricultural dimension, developing structures that provide customer service and many amenities such as swimming pools, massage, sauna, horseback riding etc.. Tuscany is the italian region that has the largest number of Agriturismi (farmhouses). The first Agriturismi ...

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The spas of Tuscany: the richest region of spas of Italy

Tuscany, among the Italian regions, is without doubt the most rich in spas, just to mention some popular locations in the world as Montecatini Terme, Chianciano Terme, Saturnia. Tuscany is in fact rich in deposits of thermal water that make it together with Emilia Romagna and Veneto, the most important Italian region for spas. Tuscany is a region that boasts the highest ...

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Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago

The 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 ...

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