Maremma, located between two regions, southern Tuscany and western Lazio, is an enchanting land, rich in history, art, culture, nature and food and wine delights. A magical, unique place, largely yet to be discovered.

A large coastal area, with decidedly vague historical borders, which occupies part of Tuscany and upper Lazio, and which begins its territory south of the Provinces of Pisa and Livorno and continues up beyond Tarquinia in the Province of Viterbo, passing through Rosignano Marittimo, Piombino, the Promontory of Punta Ala, the mouth of the Ombrone and the Monti dell’Uccellina, the lagoon of Orbetello and Lake Burano, the Monti della Tolfa and the Chiarone.

It is the Maremma (or rather the “Maremme”, like a wedge stretched between Tuscany and Lazio), made up of environments so different from each other that they draw a wild land, sweet and harsh at the same time, rough and ancient, in the past a land strewn with marshes and unhealthy swamps where man struggled to survive and died of malaria. The Spaniards, who in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries dominated some coastal areas of the Argentario promontory, with the State of the Presidi, called it marisma, marshy land, to indicate the uncomfortable environmental conditions of the time.

Today very little remains of that difficult past. Important Reclamation Works, started by the Lorraine and completed during the 1900s by the Maremma Authority, have gradually erased the swamps infested with Anopheles mosquitoes, transmitters of malaria, and restored the environment. But even if radically transformed, the Maremma remains.

And it still offers the collected atmospheres of its ancient villages and historic centers, the infinite suggestions of its landscapes, the incredible light of the sunrises and sunsets, the dazzling reflections of its splendid sea – Blue Flag 2013 in various seaside resorts – the intense green of its coastal pine forests and protected natural areas that surround the territory.

No longer bitter Maremma, therefore, but a Maremma of vivid contrasts, where culture and nature, history and art, present and past blend harmoniously in a single large fresco. Here colors, atmospheres, flavors, lights, landscapes are absolute. A land to be discovered, able to offer tourists always new stimuli and a great variety of itineraries, along the coast and in the islands of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, but also among the hills and mountains in the interior, or in the lands where nature is still the undisputed master, or, again, in the territories where the ancients Etruscans extracted precious minerals to obtain metals, such as on the Metalliferous Hills and on the Island of Elba, along the Costa degli Etruschi, in the Livornese Maremma.

The central Maremma is that of Grosseto, the real heart of the larger Maremma territory, even if there are many characteristics for which it can be united with that of Lazio to the south and with that of Pisa – Livorno to the north.

It is considered the territory of the Maremma Grossetana central that long expanse of coastal plain that from the Gulf of Follonica reaches the Chiarone watercourse, located near the medieval village of Capalbio, and which to the south, after passing the Costa d’Argento with the Argentario Promontory, forms the border with Lazio, in the Lazio Maremma.

A journey to discover the many faces of the Tuscan Maremma is a stimulating adventure and a reason for historical, artistic and cultural enrichment. Numerous itineraries to rediscover coasts, landscapes, atmospheres, contrasts, fascinating ruins, intense perfumes and bold colors, gastronomic delights and good wine (also and above all through the enotourist routes of the Wine Roads). Itineraries that in many ways allow us to decipher the hidden meanings of this land, its history and its people.