Maremma, which surrounds Scansano, is no longer the wild, unkempt and uninhabited land it once was. Instead, the landscape is characterised by lusciously grassy green hills lined with rows of vineyards and olive trees, making it the ideal destination to connect with nature while walking along paths full of Mediterranean scrub, broom, cistus and strawberry trees.
One of the area’s most distinctive points lies on top of a hill overlooking the town, where you’ll find the Petreto Convent. The religious complex still has traces of aldobrandeschi walls and a church with Romanesque foundations; but perhaps most importantly, all this is nestled in a beautiful setting, isolated among oak, holm oak, cypress and pine woods.
A visit to the Sanctuary of San Giorgio in Montorgiali (in the commune of Scansano) is also unmissable. Today the Sanctuary is the final stop on a breathtaking journey that occurs on the day of the saint’s celebration.
Only a few kilometres from Scansano - in the very heart of the Tuscan Maremma - are the Saturnia Hot Springs, a genuine paradise where you can submerge yourself in the well-being atmosphere and revitalise your body and mind.