Maremma Toscana: The Land Of Cowboys
Sea, Mountains & Hills Off The Beaten Track
The southernmost part of Tuscany, Maremma Toscana, offers two unparalleled advantages: it has an extraordinarily varied landscape and is a destination off the beaten track. Here you can discover an unspoilt countryside, amazing natural parks, wild sandy beaches, unique hot springs and even snowy mountains where you can ski in winter. Beautiful nature but not only. Medieval art cities, abbeys, towers, castles and fortified villages dot the area. And all this away from the typical mass tourism of other parts of Tuscany. Ancient land of cowboys, the Maremma has an outspoken and authentic character. It is a land to be tasted and not just to be admired. The boar sauce, the specialties of fish and the acquacotta, a traditional dish with vegetables, are part of Maremma Toscana as the ancient hamlets and the coastal watchtowers. You can not leave Maremma without having tasted the red wine Morellino di Scansano and the white Bianco di Pitigliano. Even local handicrafts offers products of all kinds, to buy in the charming little shops of the country towns. Enchanting landscapes, delicious food and lots of history. Here the Etruscans and later the Romans thrived for centuries, the Aldobrandeschi ruled in the dark Middle Ages enriching the territory of extraordinary architectural works of art, the Spaniards built amazing fortresses to defend the coast. Maremma boasts cities that seem carved into the rock, built on dizzying canyons covered with lush green forests, watch towers overlooking the sea, rolling hills and heavenly beaches. A true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.