Sport & Free Time

The vast territory of the Tuscan Maremma and the wide variety of its natural elements, enjoys practicing land and sea sports all year round, and numerous leisure activities.

Olympic champion Alessandra Sensini – Symbol of Sport in the Tuscan Maremma (Photo by Carlo Borlenghi)

Maremma is a vast Tuscan territory that overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, enjoys a particular Mild climateand a wide variety of natural elements that allow enthusiasts to land and sea sports the opportunity to practice your discipline at any time of the year or to try your hand at the numerous activities offered in the free time. Maremma offers riding stables, cycle paths, tennis courts, football fields, polo fields, golf courses, bowling green, day and night racecourses, cross-country and alpine ski slopes, snow parks where to practice snowboarding, and other infrastructures. that allow any sporting and recreational activity. Among the most practiced and loved sports by Maremma and tourists: sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing, sport fishing, diving (scuba diving) along the Maremma coast or in the splendid islands of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, hiking (also by canoe, in the Ombrone river), riding courses, trekking and horseback riding, bouldering and free climbing (sport climbing), golf, Cycle tourism, with numerous itineraries also for mountain bike, ski, snowboard and bobsleigh enthusiasts Monte Amiata. In addition to sport, which in summer is enhanced with national and local competitions, you can take advantage of positive opportunities for visits to various locations by taking advantage of traditional games and historical re-enactments such as the Alberese Rose Tournament with the Butteri della Maremma, the Balestro del Girifalco at Massa Marittima or the Palio Marinaro dell’Argentario in Porto Santo Stefano), or food and wine festivals and patronal feasts in the numerous medieval villages of the Maremma.

Kitesurfing – Marina di Grosseto – Tuscan Maremma (Photo by Mauro Guidoni)

The crystalline sea (European Bandiera Blu for several consecutive years at Castiglioncello, Vada, Marina di Bibbona, Castagneto Carducci, Marina di Cecina, Gorette, Parco Naturale della Sterpaia, San Vincenzo, Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia, Marina di Grosseto, Principina a Mare and Monte Argentario), the sulphurous waters of the Terme di Saturnia, those of the Sun of Venturina, the rocky mountains and the hilly hinterland, make Maremma Livornese and Grossetana an irresistible half for those who want to combine relaxation and well-being, in close contact with nature. The numerous farmhouses, hotels, residences, relais and SPA resorts of the Tuscan Maremma are very well equipped and many offer sports facilities to satisfy almost all disciplines: fitness, gym, swimming, soccer, tennis, shooting with the bow, volleyball and basketball.