Maremma Beachs and Parks
Maremma's Regional Park
Along the entire coastline from Piombino to Rome, this is the main
attraction. When coming from the North following S.S.1 Aurelia (E 80),
and once you have past Grosseto, on your right, you observe a range
of thickly wooded hillocks – known as the Monti dell’Uccellina.
This is a truly unique natural reserve that hosts also wild boars, porcupines, wild cats, roebucks, and hawks. Pine-trees and Mediterranean shrubs keep scenting the air well beyond sunset whilst the Abbey of San Rabano’s medieval ruins enhance the romantic ambiance. Visitors wishing to explore the natural reserve should leave their cars in specific areas: besides, there being no shelters within the Park, visitors may want to carry along water, sun-protection and anti-poisonous medicaments (bee-stings etc.). Specific trails have been marked out within the Park.
Driving southwards on S.S.1 Aurelia (E 80) you will find on your right a turn-off leading to the small fortified townships of Talamone. By keeping on the highway, however, one will soon detect on the right the imposing Monte Argentario skyline as well as the profile of the Isle of Giglio. The site is most picturesque and deserves a visit.
The two small townships of Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano used to be typical fishermen’s villages; beautiful the near sand beaches Tombolo della Giannella and Feniglia.
During the last decades Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano have become very exclusive tourist resorts catering to a cosmopolitan clientele and attracting also visitors who make their holidays in some of the many lovely “agriturismi” that dot the countryside. Ferries connect Porto Santo Stefano to the Isle of Giglio and Giannutri. Sailing and motor-boating are popular with summer visitors; nightlife is lively with discos and open-air restaurants.