The landscape

It’s possible to reach, with great ease from the Agritourism, all of the beautiful destinations in Maremma. First of all we have Maremma’s natural park at hand, which is accessible from some opening routes from Collecchio. You can also discover Talamone, just 5km from the Agritourism. Alberese is at a distance of 7km. Some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches are close to us, but it’s also advisable to visit Argentario, Giglio Island, the thermal spas in Saturnia.


Maremma’s Natural Park

This really is a treasure of the Maremma. A vast wooded area of Mediterranean vegetation which extends from the plains of Alberese and Collecchio to the beach, and between Talamone and the mouth of the river Ombrone, affecting the whole of the Uccellina mountains. The establishment of the park has made it possible to preserve various natural environments (the Mediterranean scrubs, the area of the mouth of the river with the characteristics of bulges) where numerous species of animals characteristically from the local fauna (wild boar, porcupines, badgers) and dozens of birds, in particular, birds of prey and aquatic birds find refuge and protection. From the entrances at Alberese and Collecchio you can chose which trail to take (le Torri (towers), le Grotte (caves), San Rabano, the mouth of river Ombrone, the C1 Salto del Cervo, the C2 Poggio alle Sugherine) with various grades of difficulty, in order to enjoy a visit of full contact with nature, but which can also and above all, allow you to witness and photograph the “Maremma com’era” (Maremma as it was), with its marshland, typical cows of Maremma and deep and intriguing woods. A monumental complex of San Rabano, a Romanesque monastery founded by Benedictine monks around the 11th century, lies inside this splendid natural park of the Maremma.

Talamone

This historic port which was developed around an ancient fortress can be considered the tip of Maremma’s natural park. In 1300 it was one of the most thriving ports of the Tyrrhenian Sea, well-known for raids and pirate invasions. It is remembered for being a resting place for Garibaldi during the Expedition of the Thousand. In the beautiful bay of Talamone it’s also possible to practice kitesurfing, a water sport which is becoming more and more popular. You use a special board and a kite which is operated by a control bar connected to it by two, four, or more long, thin cables.

Monte Argentario

The peninsula is connected to the mainland by natural strands of land of Giannella and Feniglia and the artificial one which connects it to the small town of Orbetello. Two residential areas of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, once devoted mainly to fishing, are now renowned seaside resorts and ports

Isola del Giglio e di Giannutri

Two of the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, which is now the largest marine park in the Mediterranean, entered also into the International Cetacean Sanctuary

Capalbio

Situated in the south of Maremma, with a housing cluster which is erected on a hill. It is connected to a long coastal strand which extends out from Orbetello towards Lazio, consisting of long beaches with characteristic ferrous sand.

Massa Marittima

This is considered the jewel of the Middle Ages for its beauty and importance of its buildings. Scarlino, dominated by the imposing Rocca Pisana, was one of the many possessions of the Aldobrandeschi family.

Magliano in Toscana

This is characterized by its imposing walls that still surround the medieval center, in which you can find the Palazzo dei Priori e del Capitano. Villages Pereta and Montiano and also spectacular to see. Along the picturesque rocky coast there is a wonderful beach called Cala di Forno.

Pitigliano

Its great charm stems from its position as it’s a village which is carved into the rock. Sovana and the beautiful thermal spas in Saturnia have been around since Etruscan times. Nowadays it’s a prestigious thermal centre. The establishment is built over the springs of sulfurous water which flows from a depth of 200metres at a temperature of 37 degrees