Are you dreaming of beautiful nature escape for a weekend away from your everyday routine? All you need to do is board your rental car and head to the Maremma coast in Tuscany!
Maremma in Tuscany is easy to reach by car, plane or rail. The nearest airports to Maremma are Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci, Rome Ciampino, Pisa Galileo Galilei and Firenze Amerigo Vespucci and from there you can then continue in a Maggiore rental car.
If you are travelling from Rome, just before you enter Tuscany you will not want to miss the suggestive lake of Bolsena, which is considered to be the largest volcanic lake in Europe, with its islands Bisentina and Martana. Bolsena lake is in the minor mountain range of the Volsini Mountains, and has three coastal resorts, Bolsena, Marta and Capodimonte, as well as woodlands with oak, chestnut and willow trees. The many species of waterfowl that live in the rushes along the shores of Lake Bolsena make this area a birdwatchers’ paradise.
After relaxing on the lake shore, it’s time to head to Tuscany with a stopover at Pitigliano, a beautiful village perched high on a volcanic tuff hilltop, the perfect place for those who love history and the lure of mystery. Pitigliano which was elected one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, is also known as Little Jerusalem, due to the large Jewish community that settled here as from the 16th century. Pitigliano is also famous for its “vie cave”, sunken pathways some of which are 20 meters high, excavated by the ancient Etruscans deep in the woods, for reasons that are as yet unknown, which give Pitigliano still today an aura of mystery.
And if after enjoying so much art and history you want to pamper yourself, a 30 minute drive on the SR74 takes you to the beautiful Terme di Saturnia. Fabulous natural rock pools and waterfalls form a breath-taking backdrop in nature; the hot springs are truly regenerating and well worth a stop; the water is about 37°C and instantly relaxes the body, releasing aches and pains.
Do you want to end your tour in style? If so, there is another extraordinary local wonder for you to discover, the Uccellina Park. To reach the park, take the provincial road Aquilaia or continue on the SR74 for about 70 km. This incredible green oasis spreads along 25 km of coastline; spend your days exploring the park on foot or by bike, and head to the starkly beautiful wild beach of Marina di Alberese.