the Maremma

the Maremma

The Maremma allows sensory experiences with high emotional involvement, for an unforgettable trip among colors, scents, culture, history, archaeology, art, ancient tastes, sea and mountains, in search of the emotional elixir of a land called the wild heart of Tuscany for its wide spaces and dilated times.

Coming down from Campiglia Marittima, surrounded by lush greenery, you will find the Archaeo-mineral Park of San Silvestro, the Thermal Baths and the lake with the natural hot water spring, until you’ll get San Vincenzo and the sea or just beyond the beaches of Follonica, Torremozza or Carbonifera.

Near Campiglia Marittima you will find on the one hand the famous rows of cypresses of Bolgheri, the aromatic vineyards and the medieval villages of Castagneto Carducci, Suvereto, Massa Marittima, Sassetta and on the other hand the coastline with sandy beaches and their Etruscan vestiges: the archaeological Park of Populonia and the Gulf of Baratti with the necropolis overlooking the sea.

The area overlooks the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Gorgona, Capraia, Elba Island, Pianosa, Montecristo Giglio Island and Giannutri, reachable from the nearby port of Piombino.

LANDSCAPE AND NATURE

There are many ways to enjoy the incomparable beauty of the Maremma: one of these is to focus on routes and nature trails, which can be customized to suit your own interests and rhythms.

You can walk in the most representative historical centers or in the Mediterranean scrub, through vineyards and olive groves.  

Regional Park of Maremma
Argentario-Orbetello-Talamone
Monte Amiata Wildlife Park
Castiglione della Pescaia-Punta Ala

HISTORY AND CULTURE

The Maremma is a quite large territory overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, with no straight boundaries. Dante set out its boundaries between Cecina and Corneto: "Such tangled thickets have not, nor so dense, Those savage wild beasts, that in hatred hold Twixt Cecina and Corneto the tilled places." (Dante, Inferno, XIII, 7)

Conventionally, the wide territory of the Maremma is divided into three zones. Campiglia Marittima is located in the Maremma of Livorno or Pisa (so called because these areas become the province of Livorno only in 1925), it’s the northern part that follows the coastline between Rosignano and Piombino and includes the foothills of the Val di Cecina, the Val di Cornia and the northwest edge of the Metalliferous Hills. 

In the whole area you can find interesting villages, both for their natural setting than for their history. 

Before the countless medieval settlements, the Maremma actually knew prehistoric, Etruscan and Roman civilizations which left important historical and artistic vestiges.

Sorano-Pitigliano-Sovana
Montalcino-Sant’Antimo.Sant’Angelo in Colle
The Villages of the Val d’Orcia Park
Archaeological Park of Roselle

PLACES DEDICATED TO RELAX

The Maremma has a long tradition in the field of enhancement of thermal waters: the Etruscans, great experts, were the founders of the first thermal baths, which continued their success over the centuries.

Today, thanks to the many spas of the region, the Maremma is the perfect place where you can stay totally relaxed.

Thermal Baths of Caldana
Thermal Baths of Saturnia
Thermal Baths of Bagno Vignoni.

ACTIVITIES

    • Water sports
    • Sailing and windsurfing
    • Scuba diving and diving courses
    • Golf
    • Riding
    • Fishing
    • Spas and Beauty Care
    • Tennis
    • Trekking
    • Mountain biking

    [photos by p.ramponi - castellitoscani.com]

     
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