Today, more than ever, Maremma is the perfect choice for the romantic traveller. It offers a mixture of ancient civilizations, enduring local traditions, lush landscapes and numerous nature reserves. All of this is accompanied by an outstandingculinary and wine-making tradition.
Each visit to the Maremma is a new experience with new discoveries. There are long stretches offully equipped beaches of fine sand accompanied by lush pine forests, tiny coves with sweet sounding names and crystal-clear water, deserted beaches against natural havens, uncontaminated islands in an enchanted sea, villages and castles that are austere and festive at the same time, gentle landscapes brimming with history and natural wonders.
The Maremma also means being among people who have always gathered the fruit of the land and enjoyed being together in every season; a special and inviting atmosphere for the visitor at all times of the year. The coast boasts of modern tourist ports and professionally organized scuba diving schools that are attended by diving enthusiasts throughout the year. At the same time, antique skills have not been forgotten and are still practiced by expertmaestri d'ascia (boat builders)who transmit their great love and respect for the sea through their antique art.
You can breathe the fragrance of the sea and earth all year long in the Maremma thanks to hiking and mountain bike itineraries that take you to splendid natural terraces and exhilarating excursions on horseback. Few other parts of Italy have so many charming villages so easily and quickly reachable from the coast. Often these villages have their origins in the Etruscan or Roman civilizations or are veritable gems of Medieval architecture.
Yet another aspect of the Maremma is its extraordinarily rich culinary tradition with both sea and inland specialties, accompanied by the Mediterrenean aroma of its olive oil and famed DOC wines.