What to see in Tuscany’s Maremma region: choose from beaches, Etruscan ruins, culinary delights and enchanting villages
A magnificent sea, pristine, wild parks, Etruscan ruins, medieval villages…and that’s just to get you started. Maremma is the land of sun and nature on Tuscany’s southern border. You’ll never forget your stay in Maremma; soak up its colors, take dips in the sea or in hot springs, go horseback riding, sip its great wines and sample its foods, art and history.
If you want a seaside resort, the choices are many, each different and each enchanting. To the north, you’ll find Castiglione della Pescaia beaches and unique gems like the bay of Cala Violina. To the south, you’ll find the Mount Argentario promontory with the delectable little village of Talamone and its hidden-away inlets alternating with soft sandy beaches equipped with every amenity. Don’t miss out on the natural, sandy stretches of beaches at the Parco dell’Uccellina and the lovely Capalbio, Tuscany’s southernmost town, whose beaches bristle with the jet set in the summer. Not far is the fascinating Tarot Garden art park built by the French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle.
If you’d rather try out one of the many farm holidays sprinkled throughout Maremma’s majestic countryside inland, you’ll enjoy many fantastic wines made here and superb cuisine from the land and the sea alike. Go see the ancient Etruscan ruins of Roselle, Vetulonia and Populonia, or stroll through the magical villages of Sovana, Pitigliano or Suvereto. For something totally different, don’t miss Saturnia, as famed for the ruins of its Etruscan necropolis as it is for its year-round hot springs where you can find health and relaxation in pools of sulfur water.