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A vantage point on the Lake of Burano

A coastal tower reigns over the WWF oasis

Along the coast at Capalbio, on the shore of the Burano Lake, is the coastal tower of Buranaccio. This fortification was built in the 1500s and was a defensive outpost between the Granduchy of Tuscany and the Church.
Its stylistic elements are reminiscent of the Spanish fortress at Porto Santo Stefano, with three, square storeys on a base.
The beauty of the architecture is increased by the surrounding landscape. The Lake of Burano is a salt water lagoon on the coast which includes a WWF oasis and provides a bahitat to a number of different animals including numerous acquatic birds.
Stunning views of the Maremma and crystal blue sea
Capalbio is at the southern border of Tuscany and perches on top of a hill covered by trees and Mediterranean scrub. Originally, it was the castle of the Tre Fontane di Roma (8th century). During the Middle Ages, it belonged to the Aldobrandeschi family, then the Orsini Counts, and in 1416, it was annexed to the Sienese Republic. ...