Maremma in Tuscany
Maremma is a large area in southern Tuscany. It is a perfect microcosm that stretches between the provinces of Livorno and Grosseto. In the Divine Commedy, Dante Alighieri identified its borders from "Cecina to Corneto" (Tarquinia in Lazio). Maremma is unique because of the variety of its territory: blue sea, long beaches, black rock, hills covered with woods, marshes and flat lands, green hills and natural thermal baths.
It's a timeless region with ancient roots. Here the Etruscans and then the Romans flourished for centuries leaving behind important traces in the Etruscan cities of Populonia and Roselle and many archeological finds around the region. Then the Aldobrandeschi clan arrived and ruled in Maremma during the dark era of the Middle Ages leaving behind high towers, castles and walled towns such as Santa Fiora and Sovana. The Medici and Lorena families also lived here, as the massive Medici wall in Grosseto remind us. The Medici actually started the land reclamation of the marshes in Maremma that ended only after the Second World War.
Maremma is not just culture and landscapes; it is also a region rich in typical products to be tasted and savoured while drinking a good glass of wine. Sea, hills and mountains melt prefectly in its food, the acquacotta soup is a just one example.
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Read full article "Locanda nel Cassero"
The Locanda nel Cassero is a small charming restaurant in the medieval hilltop village of Civitella Marittima in the "upper" Maremma serving regional and local specialties.
Read full article "Maremma Overview"
Maremma is a large region of Tuscany that goes from Cecina to Tarquina in Lazio. Clear seas, long narrow beaches and black stone, round hills, thick woods and mountains are just a quick overview of the panoramas in Maremma.
Read full article "Talamone"
Talamone is a charming fishing village, with its historical center dwarfed by the ancient castle of the Aldobrandeschi clan which offers great views over the Silver Coast. It is an attractive Tuscan seaside destination surrounded by the Natural Park of the Maremma.
Read full article "La Valentina Nuova" Go to www.lavalentinanuova.com
La Valentina Nuova farmhouse, immersed in the Natural Park of the Maremma, offers its guests 4 comfortable apartments for a relaxing holiday in one of the most beautuful areas of the Maremma territory. The farmhouse is situated 3km far from the seaside and the village of Talamone.
Read full article "Capalbio"
Capalbio is a charming medieval village in Maremma overlooked by the Fortress of the Aldobrandeschi and imposing, ancient walls from which you can admire a breathtaking landscape of the Maremma area.
Read full article "A week in Maremma"
A week-long vacation to discover the beauty of Maremma, its seaside, the villages and the food.