Maremma: a territory to discover

tuscan maremma

Maremma is a wild and natural territory filled with secrets. Let’s discover together its history and the must-sees for those who visit this fascinating Italian region. Traditionally, the Maremma is historically divided into two: the Maremma Pisana, also called Volterrana, and the Maremma Senese, later called Grossetana. Maremma Pisana extended from Castiglioncello (south of Livorno) to Piombino. The Senese Maremma, on the other hand, represented the southern part of the Tuscan Maremma, extending from the Gulf of Follonica to the lower valley of the Ombrone. It included the Argentario. It owes its name to the fact that it originally belonged to the Republic of Siena.

Maremma also refers to hilly areas in the countryside such as the area of Tuff, the hills of Albegna and the hills of Fiora. Maremma Grossetana is undoubtedly the more fascinating of the two, thanks to the crystal clear seas of Argentario, the ancient villages such as Montemerano, Sorano, and Capalbio, and its famous ports such as Punta Ala, Porto Ercole, Castiglione della Pescaia and Porto Santo Stefano. It stands out for its uncontaminated nature and its territory full of suggestive images, from its sunsets to its beaches.

 

Discover the Lower Maremma

The Lower Maremma is located on the border with Lazio and is known as the most representative area of Maremma. Orbetello and its lagoon, Talamone, known for its ancient village and the Argentario coast at the center of the Parco Naturale della Maremma, are some of its wonders.

Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, together with the magical Giardino dei Tarocchi in Capalbio, are other places to discover in this Italian region.

 

Nature in Maremma

The pine forest of Marina di Alberese, the Uccellina mountains, the Argentario reserve, the  Terme di Saturnia and the Cascate del Mulino waterfalls are just some of the landscapes that will leave you breathless. Hiking and mountain biking are two ideal activities to learn more about the region and discover its secrets.