In the heart of Italy, among the south of Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria there is a large area called Maremma. Maremma is quintessence of Tuscany country life style with its kilometers of unspoilt coastline of the Maremma Regional Park, its long beaches just behind the Argentario promontory, its soft hills full of world famous wine cellars and its natural thermal baths in the Saturnia area.
Here’s below some of the most famous town in the Maremma area.
Capalbio is an ancient village surrounded by the Maremma countryside. Inside the medieval walls you can feel the real atmosphere of history; walking through narrow streets, little squares and old walks will bring you back to the past. Moreover in Capalbio you can have a stunning view of Maremma hills from the famous crenellated tower as well as along the medieval walls of the Castle. Today Capalbio is probably the most sophisticated holiday destinations in Maremma with its country villas and farmhouses, such as Locanda Rossa. An ever increasing number of demanding tourists, VIPs, show business and movie stars spend their holidays in Capalbio and the Maremma countryside.
Leaving Capalbio to Pescia Fiorentina direction you can visit the world famous “Giardino dei Tarocchi” (The Tarot Garden), a Niki de Saint Phalle’s project with Niki’s esoteric sculpture garden based on the Tarot cards.
The walled hilltop villages Scansano (with its world famous wine Morellino di Scansano), Manciano, and Magliano appear unchanged since medieval times. Gently curving roads through vineyard-covered rolling hills offer views of the sea around every other bend. Further inland, the village of Saturnia – near the fabled volcanic spring and SPA resort – features a charming town square with a wide offers of restaurants. Restaurants here and throughout the region range from rustic affairs to modern temples of high cuisine boasting Michelin stars, while accommodations run the gamut from austere yet homey apartments at Fattoria to exclusive resort Locanda Rossa near Capalbio or villa-style cottages at Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole. Terme di Saturnia is a luxury hotel and spa built on the site of an ancient volcanic hot spring that also houses Michelin-starred restaurant All’Acquacotta.