The Maremma Regional Park, an earthly paradise that stretches for 25 km along the southern coast of Tuscany, is an ideal place in the summer thanks to its crystal-clear sea and is perfect for walking and hiking all year round because the central and southern part of the park is home to the Uccellina mountains, covered in Mediterranean scrub. The rest of the territory is covered by the Trappola swamp, fields, dunes and pine forests.
In addition to the beauty of nature, there are also important and interesting traces of the past, which add to the charm of the place, like the historic defensive towers. Between the 15th and 18th centuries, the area was subject to repeated attacks by pirates who swarmed the Mediterranean Sea at the time. The most effective defensive principle, used since Roman times, was to have towers. The ones you see today were built by Cosimo I de’Medici, who sent his military engineers to the area. The towers were generally 10 to 15 metres high, with a square base and a door facing the ground to afford greater protection. Are you ready to discover them?