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The Diaccia Botrona: a vast marshy environment

Diaccia Botrona, Castiglione della Pescaia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Diaccia Botrona can be reached from Castiglione della Pescaia. Here, coming from Marina di Grosseto, just before the Giorgini bridge, turn right following the signs for Casa Ximenes or Casa Rossa. Another entrance to the area is from the Castiglionese provincial road, in the direction of Grosseto, up to the Ponti di Badia, where you turn right for the Clodia ...

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Montemassi: a pretty medieval village

Montemassi is a charming medieval village in the Grosseto Maremma, located in the municipality of Roccastrada along the road that connects Roccastrada to Massa Marittima and Gavorrano, about 15 km from the Giuncarico exit of the Aurelia. The village is located on the slopes of a hill full of olive trees, at an altitude of 280 metres. AN IMPRESSIVE MEDIEVAL ...

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Massa Marittima: a medieval jewel

Massa Marittima is a stupendous town full of interesting medieval artistic testimonies. Probably of Etruscan origin, the city preserves many monuments from its most flourishing period, which can be traced back to the mid-9th century when the bishop, up until then resident in Populonia, took office there. The period of maximum splendor of the city is however that between the ...

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Pitigliano: one of the most scenic villages in Tuscany

Pitigliano is located in the extreme south of Tuscany on the border with Lazio. It is about 75 km from Grosseto (the shortest route is the one that passes through Istia d’Ombrone, Scansano and Manciano) and about 110 km from Siena (along the Via Cassia, you pass through Monteroni d’Arbia, Buonconvento, San Quirico d ‘Orcia, at Ponte a Rigo, turn ...

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San Bruzio: remains of a Romanesque church in Maremma

The ruins of this beautiful church are located just 2 km southeast of Magliano in Toscana. To reach them leaving Magliano you must first take the road that leads to Orbetello, and after traveling a few hundred meters on this road you must turn left at the crossroads taking the road that leads to Marsiliana, after just over a kilometer ...

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The Forte delle Rocchette: an idyllic stretch of coast

The Forte delle Rocchette stands on the sea a few km north of Castiglione della Pescaia, to reach it take the road to Follonica, pass Riva del Sole and Roccamare, immediately after the crossroads for the latter location take the road to the left for Rocchette, a few more kilometers and you reach the beach located under the castle from ...

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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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Saturnia: a spa with archaeological remains

Saturnia is a small town located on a high travertine rock at 294 meters high in the municipality of Manciano. The town is an important spa thanks to the presence of sulphurous water (37.5 ° C) which attracts people every year for sweat cures, muds etc. There are historical documents dating back to the XII century that already speak of ...

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Castiglione della Pescaia: medieval village on the sea

The medieval village of Castiglione della Pescaia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Castiglione della Pescaia, which is located just over 20 km from Grosseto, is one of the most beautiful medieval towns located along the coast of Tuscany. Coming from the north, it is advisable to exit the 4-lane Aurelia road in Follonica and from there, following the directions for Castiglione della Pescaia, continue for around 20 km along road no. 322 ...

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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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Sorano: a medieval village with a mighty fortress

The round tower in which traces of the disappeared drawbridge are still visible. Rocca degli Orsini, Sorano, Grosseto. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Sorano is located a short distance from Pitigliano and Sovana, in the extreme south of Tuscany in the area known as “the Tufi area”. Sorano is a beautiful medieval village located along the valley of the Lente river, in a highly suggestive landscape, where dozens of tufaceous spurs with various and bizarre shapes are scattered. THE FORTRESS OF ORSINI The ...

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Vetulonia: one of the most important Etruscan cities

Roman road, Vetulonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Vetulonia is today a small medieval village located a few kilometers from Castiglione della Pescaia. This small center of the Maremma, in Etruscan times, was one of the most important cities of Etruria. Located in the valley of the Bruna River in the immediate vicinity of what in the Etruscan era was Lake Prile. Vetulonia became an important Etruscan center ...

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Punta Ala: renowned seaside resort on the coast

The Scoglio dello Sparviero (or Troia) and the Scogli Porchetti (or Porcellini), Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Punta Ala is a seaside holiday resort located in the municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia along the road that connects Castiglione della Pescaia to Follonica. This worldly center of the Maremma coast rises along a wooded promontory located between the Forte delle Rocchette and the port of Punta Ala. Along the promontory there was the border between the Grand Duchy ...

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Pari: an ancient castle of the Counts of Ardenghesca

Pari, Civitella Paganico, Grosseto. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Pari is a very suggestive small village located between Siena and Grosseto, practically on the border between the two provinces which is marked here by the Farma river valley, a tributary of the Merse. Sometimes, due to its position, the village is also referred to as the place where the Maremma begins, although more often the real Maremma starts from ...

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Roselle: an Etruscan-Roman city on the Prile lake

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 ...

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Grosseto: a historic center with 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. HISTORY The origins of Grosseto can be traced ...

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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: in contact with nature

The Agriturismo is a typically Italian hospitality system. Over the years, this tourist reception system has taken on an increasingly tourist and less and less agricultural dimension. By developing facilities that provide the customer with numerous comforts and services such as swimming pools, massages, saunas, riding stables, etc. Tuscany is the Italian region that has the largest number of farmhouses. ...

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The Spas of Tuscany: the region richest in spas

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. This region 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 ...

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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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