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Made in Italy: Guide to Maremma Things to Do

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

A relatively undiscovered treasure in Italy, Maremma is one of the most stunningly picturesque destinations in the country. Filled with pristine beaches, castled medieval villages, sunflower-flooded fields and untouched wilderness, this remarkable Tuscan area promises soul-stirring moments of your lifetime.

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For beach lovers, there is the breathtaking 250km Mediterranean coastline with unspoilt beaches, secluded white sand coves and charming fishing villages. La Feniglia is one of the most famous beaches in Maremma. The beach is ideal for families seeking a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Adrenaline junkies can head to the Talamone beach. This spectacular beach is hugely popular for its sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and snorkelling activities.

Saturnia, a small town in the Manciano municipality of Maremma, is renowned for its warm thermal springs with healing and relaxing properties. Legend has it that these springs originated at the point where the thunderbolt of Jupiter fell while battling against Saturn. Besides the thermal springs, the town is also worth visiting for its medieval buildings, Archaeological Museum and Aldobrandeschi Fortress. Don’t miss to enjoy the two splendid outdoor waterfalls, Cascate del Gorello and Cascate del Mulino, in the town.

A naturalist’s paradise, Maremma boasts many amazing nature parks offering excellent wildlife sighting, cycling, hiking and horse riding possibilities. Another marvellous place to soak up the grandeur of nature in this splendid region is Monte Argentario. Surrounded by a beautiful rocky coastline, this wooded mountain is full of wildlife. In addition to its natural beauty, Monte Argentario is also home to some of the region’s popular attractions, including Rocca Spagnola, Forte Filippo and Forte Stella and Convento della Presentazione al Tempio.

If you would like to discover the history of the region, visiting the ancient city of Vulci is a must. This Etruscan city was abandoned in the eighth century BC when the Romans and Etruscan left the region. However, today Vulci enjoys a unique position in the history of Italy and is now a massive open-air museum. You can find all kinds of Maremma hotels, Italy, offering a cosy way to explore this lovely city. So when are you heading to Maremma?

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Venere Travel Blog writer anna lia gerardi

I love travelling and writing about my experiences. From my early years I have kept a passion for different cultures and habits and for languages. I speak Italian and Spanish fluently, alongside my native English, and after many years of roaming around I have established myself in beautiful Rome. Google+


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