Properties for sale in Maremma
Basking in the warmth of this sunny Riviera and seeking refuge under the shade of a pine tree while getting a glimpse of the picturesque landscape, is just one of the many pastimes that the region offers to its visitors. This region gives the possibility to choose between backcountry and seaside living thanks to its shoreline of sandy beaches and rocky coastline along the Tyrrhenian sea , which is yet pristine, serene and unspoilt, far from the crowd of tourists invading the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island during summer.
Named as one of the 44 best travel destinations by the New York Times ( ranking first among the Italian destinations and 11th worldwide), the Maremma appeals to lovers of nature, sport and wine but also to whom just simply wants to enjoy the local traditions and discover the rich history.Nestled among gentle rolling hills, there are Tuscan-style country homes, farmhouses with extensive olive grove and vineyards, natural parks, medieval towns and fortresses, cultivated lands, old churches and hidden walkways: possible activities include trekking, jogging, swimming, snorkelling, biking, horse-riding and unveiling a past of ancient splendours in its Etruscan towns ( see the archeological site of Vulci), necropolis dug in the rocks ( the hamlet of Sovana, for instance, was named one of the 100 most beautiful historic hamlets dating back to over 3000 years and then listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) and a large number of historic landmarks including churches and castles. Renowned location are: Saturnia, a spa town that has been inhabited since the Etruscan era (VIII century b.C.);
Saturnia, a serene hamlet praised and loved by the poet Giosuè Carducci, first Italian to win a Nobel Prize for literature;Bolgheri,famous for its landscape as well as its red wines Sassicaia that are here produced with the label Bolgheri DOCG;
Capalbio, an exclusive medieval town with ancient walls, Rinaissence frescoes and leafy gardens; Punta Ala, a seaside town known for its harbour and regattas; Porto Ercole on the Mount of Argentario, recently listed as one of the most alluring Italian hamlets; Talamone, an ancient Etruscan town bordering with the National Park “Parco dell’ Uccellina”, which was celebrated by the lines of Dante’s Divine Comedy.Buying a country house in Maremma means embracing a lifestyle of pure contact with Nature, breathing the typical odours of the Mediterranean flora, a wood of cork oats, century-old olive trees and maritime pines as well as enjoying the most spectacular views of Tuscany, as being part of an impressive picture show.