The Maremma is a large coastal and inland area in the south of Tuscany. This area offers many outdoor opportunities for fun and sports, given its wide variety of natural features: from the seaside with long sandy beaches and rocky coastline to the natural and relaxing hot springs, from the mountains covered by forests to the hills and vast plains, which are travelled by local cowboys called "butteri". Do not forget that the Tuscan Archipelago is also part of the Maremma, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt marine areas in Italy.
The characteristics and natural history of the Maremma along with its local cuisine make this part of Tuscany, an area to be discovered and enjoyed.
Considered the wildest part of the region, guests will fall in love both with the inland and the seascapes that the Maremma has to offer.
Beloved by celebrities
, the areas that make it a pleasant destination for elite tourism are Punta Ala
, in northern Maremma, a famous seaside resort known for its marina, and Monte Argentario
, further south, with its bayes and beaches.
Water sports enthusiasts will find their own little paradise here. South of Uccellina is Talamone
, a small medieval town overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Argentario
. Its bay is the ideal place for those who enjoy windsurfing, kite-surfing and sailing.
The National Tuscan Archipelago Park
, the biggest marine park in Europe, provides unforgettable underwater landscapes. And from there, a ferry can take you to Giglio Island
, one that is the most popular destinations in Italy among diving enthusiasts.
Very popular, too, the town of Castiglione della Pescaia
always takes a place in the annual seaside ranking of the environmental association Legambiente and ‘the Touring Club' so to earn the nickname “Little Switzerland”. Capalbio
, located inland, also attracts tourists who come to visit both the well-preserved medieval town and the beautiful beaches.
Especially for families: around Capalbio there is the Tarot Garden
, a children's art park with 22 large sculptures
, created by Niki de Saint de Phalle
, in the second half of the last century. Inspired by Gaudì's art in Barcelona, the artist decided to build a “little corner of paradise in which man and nature meet”.