The Maremma is one of the most beautiful and magical sites in Tuscany. What is most striking, crossing it, is the variety of its territory, never the same in its extension and full of many facets. The Maremma is a fresco of landscapes, rolling hills, planted fields, towns and villages, alternating sea and beaches that make the area a mosaic embellished by timeless architecture. The surroundings of Castiglione della Pescaia Residence Le Galere: Vetulonia, Maremma Park, Monte Argentario, the hot springs of Saturnia, etc.
• Castiglione della Pescaia
Castiglione della Pescaia, an ancient village overlooking the sea, between Punta Ala and Marina di Grosseto. The ancient part is a balcony on the land. It is home to a marina that offers daily excursions to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. Castiglione della Pescaia has ancient origins: the first traces of population in this area date back to some sixty thousand years ago, while the first urban settlement is located at Vetulonia, the ancient city that the Etruscans founded near Lake Prile. The Romans instead founded the village of Salebrone, famous for its mild climate, the lake teeming with fish and the surroundings rich in wild game. After the fall of Roman Empire and the incursions of the barbarians, in 962 Castiglione it was ceded to Pisa from Otto I of Saxony, emperor of Germany.
Vetulonia is an ancient Etruscan city that gave Rome the symbol of Victoria fasces and axes. Vetulonia reached its maximum splendor between the seventh and sixth centuries. B.C. and still it retains many memories of its ancient power. After the splendor of the Etruscan period, Vetulonia declined, it was in 1181 the Castle of Colonna, born from the need to fortify the defense of the population. The imposing Etruscan city walls were some stretches, and in the immediate vicinity of the village is the Etruscan necropolis. Among the tombs which can be visited, they are remarkable tomb Diavolino and The Tomb of Petrera, found taking the road that leads to Buriano. In town you can visit an archaeological museum with exhibits of remarkable value.
• Marina di Grosseto
The fine white sandy beach, famous for its breadth, and the beauty of the clear sea. La Pineta, behind him, the frames offering a bubbling and natural. The numerous beaches that run for much of the coastline offer comprehensive services to ensure a stay of comfort and relaxation. The stretches of beach on the other hand, offer the chance to enjoy the freer and more adventurous side of the seaside holiday. The beach of Marina di Grosseto is also a great place for lovers of water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Grosseto is a fortified city along the road between Rome and Pisa, in 1138 became a bishopric bringing importance to Maremma. Later passing to Aldobrandeschi, then it was conquered by Siena in 1559 and passed to the Medici. Follows various reclamations for at least two centuries now is the Capital of the Province of Maremma, in Tuscany and is the reconfigurable further north than the other provinces.
• Parco della Maremma
The Regional Natural Park of Maremma, set up in 1975 is now a great destination for a stream of visitors continues to grow. In 1993 he was awarded the Diploma of European Park released by the Council of Europe. The visit of the park is an indispensable and unique experience during which you can admire the natural fauna in an attractive natural environment. The entrances to the park are two, from Alberese and from Talamone and the visit is possible only on foot. For information on times and how to visit, contact the Park Visitor Center. The Park is only 2.5 km from Alberese, a small town with every type of service. In the restaurants located in the surroundings you can taste the typical dishes of the Maremma. In support of their visit to the park you can enjoy the beauty of the neighboring places: Talamone, Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, the unspoilt beach of Cala Violina, the Argentario, the characteristic lagoon of Orbetello.
• Terme di Saturnia
The Terme di Saturnia are world famous for the remarkable hot springs. It is sulphurous water – carbon dioxide – sulphate – bicarbonate – alkaline – earthy that flows from underground at a rate of 800 liters per second at a constant temperature of 37 °. Thanks to its special composition and its natural temperature, the water of Saturnia has stimulating and healthy, effective for the skin, the apparatus respiratory and musculoskeletal. You can also bathe in the famous Niagara Molino, limestone waterfalls formed by the natural source found in the middle of the countryside a few kilometers from the center of Saturnia.