The Maremma region is one of the wilder stretches of Tuscany—perfect if you’ve got a bohemian back-roading sort of spirit. The landscape has something for everyone: pine-dotted forests, sleepy small-town squares and, of course, beaches, whether you prefer sparkly white-sanded shores or a pebbly, pure-nature type of experience. The province of Grosseto, the region’s capital, is a good starting point for those coming by camper: apart from sights to see and things to do, you’ll find a range of campsites where you can dock your digs-on-wheels and meet other travelers. Have a browse through the Campsites section on our Accommodations page to find some suitable spots for you and your “cabin crew.”
Where to park the camper, then? Try a day or two of docking at one of the campsites in Castiglione della Pescaia, a popular seaside town with an identity long linked to fishermen and sailing. It is home to numerous Blue Flag (Bandiera blu) beaches: this prestigious designation is given based on concerted sustainability efforts, standards of cleanliness and safety and numerous other strict criteria. Capezzòlo is a favorite, stretching from the Capezzòlo tower to the local port and offering after-sundown entertainment. Punta Ala is a nearby option with two main beaches, famous for their calm waters; you’ll find the first to the left of the port, just in front of Sparviero Island (this also makes a doable swimming destination from the beach). The second is between the Hidalgo tower and Cala del Barbiere; lined with lots of beach clubs, kids will find the space to let off steam here.