The sea around the Tuscan Archipelago is regarded as one of Italy’s cleanest seas, with innumerable sandy beaches, located in front of the Maremma, and contains small jewels like the islands of Giglio and Giannutri. From north to south, from the Gulf of Follonica to the coast of Capalbio, after passing the promontory of Mount Argentario and Castiglione della Pescaia, you will find many bathing opportunities to choose from: there are free beaches like Alberese in the Maremma Natural Park, as well as beaches with bathing facilities like Talamone, Ansedonia or Castiglione della Pescaia.
Towards the inland there is the spa complex of “Terme di Saturnia”, thermal springs where you can use either public or private facilities to bathe in warm sulphur waters.
Another attractive destination is the Cascate del Mulino consisting of a waterfall and several natural pools of warm thermal water hollowed out in the calcareous rock where you can dive and enjoy the warm and beneficial properties of thermal water, surrounded by nature, in an absolutely magical place…particularly at night!
Scattered across the countryside in the surroundings are many medieval hamlets such as Pitigliano, Magliano in Toscana and Capalbio. Visiting one of these small villages is like taking a walk back in time through ancient atmospheres and into the culture and traditions of Maremma Tuscany. This land, in fact, has preserved absolutely charming and extraordinary villages and hamlets capable of amazing and fascinating visitors for their history and monuments, including churches and buildings, which are all worth a visit. This area also abounds in significant evidence of the Etruscan civilisation, an ancient and mysterious people, with numerous remains of great culture, architecture and craftsmanship. The area’s main archaeological sites are the necropolises of Vetulonia and Baratti-Populonia. Larger settlements can be found at Roselle, a small town near Grosseto. At Lago dell' Accesa you can visit the remains of an Etruscan settlement, which blends into the lake’s amazing landscape.
The whole province of Grosseto is famous for the quality of its food and wines, including 9 varieties with DOC identification, such as the Morellino di Scansano, which is produced at the winery cooperative at 2 km (1.2 miles) from the farm. This area also hosts many sagre dedicated to local food products such as tortelli, several types of cheese and wild game.
Another destination of great interest is the Giardino dei Tarocchi, an art park located at Garavicchio, near Pescia Fiorentina, a hamlet of Capalbio, conceived by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, populated by statues inspired by the Major Arcana of the Tarot cards. The park covers a land of 2 hectares and consists of a “village” of gigantic sculptures representing the symbols found on Tarot cards that stand out for their bright colours and that be seen from the distance.