Green Guide of Maremma

The mountain overlooking the hills, the hills meeting the sea scent. In Maremma the nature reigns

In Italy there is a piece of wild land wedged between Tuscany and Lazio, a special place full of treasures: from the mountains to the medieval villages in the hills, from the underground caves to the marshes, from the natural thermal baths to a crystal-clear sea.

Maremma
Maremma, photo by Jean-Philippe Krapf via Flickr

It’s the Maremma, one of the most fascinating areas of Italy and the perfect destination for all nature lovers. Here are some of the itinerary in the area:

Da Manciano alle terme di Saturnia in bici

Da San Quirico a Radicofani

A piedi in Val d'Orcia

Da Radicofani a Acquapendente

Da Aquapendente a Bolsena

 

Wellness between water and nature

A Saturnia natural pools carved into the rock and surrounded by the typical countryside are waiting for you.

The cascading over the pools, the water temperature (constantly 37 °), its extraordinary properties, the water vapor that surrounds it make this place an enchanted and unforgettable corner of Maremma.

Saturnia's hot springs
Saturnia's hot springs, photo by Cadena Menon via Flickr

 

And if that's not enough, in the beautiful Val d'Orcia you will find the spectacular Hot Springs San Filippo, in the Area del Tufo the beautiful Baths of Sorano and finally the wilder Free turmoil baths of Petrolio where the water reaches up to 42 °.

 

Between nature and picturesque villages

The Maremma is one of the most uncontaminated areas of Italy and the places to explore are endless.

The whole area is dominated by the now extinct volcano of Amiata. From its summit you can see the famous Val d'Orcia with its cypresses and the Val di Paglia, the Bolsena lake and the entire maremma. Go to the discovery of its mineral resources through the wonderful trails in the forests of beech that cover the entire mountain.

Val d'Orcia
Val d'Orcia, photo by Antonio Cinotti via Flickr

Among the wild landscapes of the area there are medieval villages where people live in harmony with nature. To immerse yourself in the lifestyle we suggest you to visit the three cities of Area del Tufo: Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana, picturesque villages carved into the rock of tuff through mazes of alleys, courtyards, stairs and cellars; do not miss the medieval villages of Manciano and Montemerano, perfect places to enjoy the excellent Tuscan cuisine.

Pitigliano
Pitigliano, photo by Dany Sternfeld via Flickr

 

A dive into Tyrrhenian Sea

And to those that love sea, the Maremma offers a coastline of 160km where there are cliffs overlooking the sea, long beaches, wild bays, small enchanted islands and picturesque harbors. There, where the sea is one of the cleanest in Italy, you'll find unforgettable fishing villages, especially in the area of ​​the Argentario peninsula. You can not leave without seeing Porto Ercole and Port Santo Stefano, where you can leave for Giglio Island, the Towers of Ansedonia on the beach and Orbetello. The bravest of you will make climbing in the Cliff of Capo d'Uomo, with a breathtaking view behind you, a sea view that extends until the beautiful island of Giannutri.

The view from Argentario
The views from Argentario, photo by André Moureaux via Flickr

 

The welcoming Maremma has infinite paradise. Leave now for picnics in the wild, great food and fine wines, the scent of the sea, Etruscan villages and natural pools.

Find out amazing eco-friendly accommodations in Maremma!

 

Cover image: photo by Dimit®i via Flickr

Author: Chiara Marras

Eco-friendly accommodations

Sant'Egle Eco BIO Resort & Glamping

Sorano (Toscana)

Starting from 120,00 €
Relais Villa Acquaviva

Manciano (Toscana)

Starting from 110,00 €
Yurta e bungalow in Maremma

Canino (V)

Starting from 129,00 €
Podere Santa Croce

Manciano (Toscana)

Starting from 80,00 €
Ecoazienda Terre Brune

Roccalbegna (Toscana)

Starting from 59,00 €
Agriturismo Poggio Mirabile

Manciano (Toscana)

Starting from 230,00 €
Agriturismo il Migliarino

Grosseto (Toscana)

Starting from 70,00 €
Agriturismo il Duchesco

Grosseto (Toscana)

Starting from 80,00 €
Le Macchie Alte

Manciano (Toscana)

Starting from 85,00 €
Agriturismo L'Antica Sosta

Manciano (Toscana)

Starting from 75,00 €
CASA INDIPENDENTE CON PISCINA

Campagnatico (Tuscany)

Starting from 60,00 €
Country Resort Le Due Ruote

Grosseto (Toscana)

Starting from 70,00 €
Agriturismo Il puntoncino

Manciano (Toscana)

Starting from 55,00 €
Agriturismo Piana Arborello

Magliano in Toscana (Toscana)

Starting from 80,00 €
Agriturismo nel cuore del Parco

Grosseto (Toscana)

Starting from 90,00 €