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Mount Amiata: hike, bike and ride

Mount AmiataMount Amiata is an unmistakeable presence in the Maremma landscape: the only true mountain in southern Tuscany and, at 1736m, the highest extinct volcanoe in Italy. Known for its medieval towns, its food and wine and its ski slopes, it is covered in a magnificent forest which alternates from chestnut to firs and beech. Facing north east on the soft landscape of the Val d’Orcia, Mount Amiata closes the eastern side of the Maremma landscape and is near the Grosseto hills.

Best Tuscan Beach 2014: Castiglione della Pescaia

5 veleEach year an italian organisation Legambiente (eng. League for the Environment) evaluates and selects most sustainable beaches of the country. In 2014 the best Italian and Tuscan beach is located in Castiglione della Pescaia, small village in Maremma land, Tuscany. It‘s not a big surprise – Castiglione della Pescaia beach already has prestigious „Blu Flag“ and some awards from Touring Club of Italy, that recognize not only the beauty of the water and the surroundings, but also a strong commitment to maintain the coast clean, efficient and able to provide all the necessary services.

Week’s Place: little Capalbio

capalbioCapalbio is an ancient village surrounded by the Maremma countryside. Inside the medieval walls you can “feel” the old atmosphere of the past centuries; walking through narrow streets, little squares and old walks will bring you back to the past.

In the surroundings of the charming Capalbio in Maremma is the impressive Tarot Garden built by Niki de Saint de Phalle in the second half of the last century. The Garden displays the huge and beautiful sculptures by the French artist which depicting the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot cards.