The pinewood is fantastic for relaxing walks, on foot, by bicycle and on horseback, as well as to enjoy nice picnics in specially equipped areas. The sea, with its clean waters, displays spectacular seabed that will make you discover an underwater world rich in fish and vegetation. From here, you can get to Castiglione Della Pescaia, and from there you can start unforgettable mini cruises to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, including the Elba, Giglio and Giannutri islands.
MARINA DI GROSSETO
Once a little fisherman village located between the centuries old Tombolo pine forest and the warm water of Tyrrhenian Sea, Marina di Grosseto today is one of the most well known tourist destination of the Maremma’s coast. Up to 150 m wide, Maremma’s beaches feature fine pale sand slowly going down into the sea, while the many Safe Guard stations set along the entire coast, allow a safe and playful bathing for adults and kids alike. Marina di Grosseto is also an ideal destination for those passionate about watersport. As several bathhouses and professional water schools provide top quality facilities and the equipment that visitors can enjoy surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing at any level in the warm water of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The magnificent pine forest surrounding Marina di Grosseto, implanted by the Grand Ducat of Lorena in the 18th century and now a Natural Reserve, is the perfect shelter from the suns hotness after a day on the beach. Many paths lead the visitor to explore the green forest and its flora rich of Domesticus Pines and Mediterranean shrub, while the bicycle lane presents a great outdoor activity for families and those sporty individuals, linking the town of Marina di Grosseto with Grosseto, Principina a Mare and Castiglione della Pescaia through stunning landscapes.
CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA
Castiglione della Pescaia is a renowned tourist resort that can encompass all the features of the Maremma. Castiglione, whose origins date back to the Roman Etruscan period, is a town of about 7,000 inhabitants and today offers any kind of useful service to your holiday sea . All along the coastline are extensive sandy beaches and stretches of beautiful cliffs surrounded by the Mediterranean , from pine. The water sports enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice in finding the activity that’s right for them, sure to spend an unforgettable holiday . Obviously talking about beaches and reefs can not help but mention the prestigious and coveted awards that Castiglione della Pescaia now receives for several years : “the five sails” and the ” Blue Flag ” of
Legambiente and Touring Club of Italy ! Awards that not only recognize the beauty of the water and the surrounding environment , but also the strong commitment to keep this clean coastline , efficient, capable of providing all the services necessary to pamper tourists who choose this location.
From the docks of Castiglione della Pescaia , every day during the summer, ferries depart the amenities of various sizes, which are able to let you explore the marine beauties in the surroundings of Castiglione della Pescaia. The routes to the discovery of “Tuscan Archipelago” are many, to the north, you can stop the Island of Elba to see the old town, the home of Napoleon, but especially for a swim in its clear waters as in the famous beach ” Ghiaie “. Sailing around the island you can admire from the sea the mining coast, beautiful bays and numerous seaside resorts. As you head south instead, the localities we encounter are Giannutri and the Isola del Giglio. Giannutri small and wild encloses the precious remains of a Roman house, but mostly it is bathed by the beautiful waters as is typical of the islands far from the routes most frequented by tourists. This island appears to many enchanted visitors, perhaps because of its low sinuous shapes reminiscent of ancient and its colors that would see well framed next to the small Greek islands. Isola del Giglio instead shows the tourist with its characteristic harbor full of local and shops where you can find everything, from products wine to clothing, from art workshops to the countless restaurants and ice cream parlors . The island of Giglio is further enhanced by a historical center climbing on top of a hill which offers a stunning view and infinity of the Tuscan Archipelago. Giglio Castello is a small village, with its church and narrow streets that are home to shops and cafes. The main attraction, however, even for the Lily is the sea, with enough clean water in the same port they are transparent and it shows perfectly the seabed. All around the island are beaches and coves , from cozy and collected in larger ones and equipped as Giglio Campese.What from Castiglione you sail either to the north or to the south of the archipelago, however, we expect a few hours completely immersed browsing one of the pearls of the Tyrrhenian Sea, where is frequent be accompanied on your journey by seagulls that flank the boats during the crossing and turning his gaze toward the coast to admire a nature intense green and bright. Do not forget cameras and cameras to capture views that will be left in the heart. The island of Giglio is further enhanced by a historical center climbing on top of a hill which offers an exceptional view and infinite on the whole Tuscan archipelago.
Cala Violina is a beautiful cove located in the North of the territory of Follonica Small and fairytale cove formed by s fine white shore , lapped by crystal clear waters andsurrounded by Mediterranean scrub. This beach is perhaps the most beautiful and fascinating of all the coast , consisting of fine white sand, lapped by crystal clear waters. Pure beach thanks to the fact that you can reach only by foot (about 20 minutes from the parking lot) or by boat , gives visitors the feeling of being on a ‘ desert island , surrounded by a lush and flourishing nature , rich with vibrant colors and classic scents and sensations of a tropical paradise . The name was given because of the sound they make her grains of sand when they are trampled upon, obviously, when there were few people and the noise is not too strong to cover it. Beautiful in the off season when the mild temperatures of the area still allows you to make a trip to the beach without the hindrance of the many summer tourists. A stop not to be missed for those who love relaxation and beauty of the sea.
A beautiful seaside town in the province of Grosseto, overlooking the beautiful coast of Tuscany at about the height of the island. Famous for its wide sandy beach, Follonica is a popular holiday destination that combines the liveliness of a fully equipped town with sun, relaxation and uncontaminated sea. The town has been awarded the Blue Flag for several consecutive years, a recognition of Europe which demonstrates the great quality of the environment and tourism services. Follonica is a place particularly popular with families for the tranquility of the place, the calm sea and especially for the sea floor that slopes slowly to Largo. The waters remain therefore quite low up to several meters from the shore also allowing children to swim safely. The settlement of Follonica was founded in 1834 with the opening of the Royal and Imperial Foundries wanted by the Grand Duke Leopold II. The area was still known and visited since the Etruscan and medieval times when it was referred to as ‘Fullona’. In fact, even before the opening of the foundries, the manufacture of iron and its derivatives was already an activity typical of the place since ancient times due to proximity to the metalliferous hills of Livorno. The last big factory closed in 1960 and since 1998 as the city remembers its tradition steel to MAGMA (Arts Museum of Cast Iron in Maremma).
The Monte Argentario is located on the Tyrrhenian coast south of the province of Grosseto , in Maremma Tuscany. It is about 60 km from Fattoria Maremmana. The Monte Argentario is a promontory that juts out into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Once an island, it is connected to the mainland thanks to the formation of two strips of sand: the Giannella and Tombolo of Feniglia , that have combined to Orbetello , forming the eponymous lagoon . In Monte Argentario there are the resort of Porto S. Stefano and Porto Ercole , both a destination for a demanding and sophisticated tourism. The Monte Argentario is known and appreciated worldwide for its rugged coastline that are home to enchanting caves lapped by crystal clear waters and great ecological importance . The Argentario perimeter is entirely accessible thanks to a ring road that allows you to turn it around, being able to admire the beautiful sea cliffs, which offer endless views and full of light. There are many beaches and coves where you can relax in the sun and bathe in crystal clear waters which offer many shades of color , from turquoise to intense blue to cobalt blue . Thanks to the climatic conditions, these coasts are frequented by lovers of water sports and sailing. The breathtaking beach ” La Bionda “, much frequented by residents or ” Cala Grande “, to the west, where the sand does not exist, only large, smooth rocks where you can sunbathing throughout relax , far from the classic chaos and noises that accompany the most popular beaches. Very charming the two towns that face north and south of the cape: Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, thanks to their deep seafaring soul reveal the beauty of the ancient origins of the