Maremma, Tuscany is known for its various displays of nature: from hilltops to ocean breezes this region of Tuscany is deep-rooted in culture and history. It is home to phenomenal wine estates, hill villages and fortress-harbours. There is no shortage of breathtaking sites to see in Maremma, Tuscany.
Since the Roman Empire, the small island of Giannutri has been a beautiful location on the Maremma coast. A perfect destination for relaxation, the beaches and grottos are picturesque with beautiful crystal water and a mild climate. If a long day at the beach isn’t what you’re looking for, the island hosts many activities like scuba diving, fishing, and hiking.
Known for its thermal baths that range from Mount Amiata to Talmone. The thermal baths have many therapeutic properties due to the minerals that flow throughout the 37.5 °C waters. Legend has it that the springs formed from Zeus’ thunderbolt during a fight with Saturn, the god of agriculture.
Previously home to the Etruscans, Maremma hosts the remaining’s of Etruscan cities, the most famous being the Etruscan city of Roselle known for its archaeological history. Still remaining in Roselle is a boundary wall that dates back to the 6th and 7th centuries B.C. Populonia is another Etruscan city that remarkably overlooks the Mediterranean. It proudly boasts an extremely well-preserved medieval fortress and 3,000-year-old tombs built within the cliffs.
This natural reserve in Maremma expands over 1000 hectares and is home to many wildlife creatures. The land is teeming with flamingoes, egrets, cranes, osprey and many others. The reserve is known for its bird watching due to the variety of species inhabited on these wetlands.
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