GASTALDI GLOBAL TRAVEL SRL
Beyond the familiar world of Chianti shire, lies the Maremma, a rugged coastal region that was once bandit country but is now a safe haven for those in search of stylish hotels and peaceful beaches.
Maremma is a perfect microcosm in Southern Tuscany, stretched between Livorno and Grosseto, unique because of the variety of its territory: blue sea, long beaches, black rock, hills covered with woods, marshes and flat lands, green hills and natural thermal baths.
Far from the bright lights of Florence and Siena, the Maremma is not like much of Italy, which is smothered by a ratio of 5 tourists to 1 local.
The region is instead one of the very few territories left in Italy that remains true to its ancient peasant roots, uncontaminated by the tourist explosion, a timeless region with ancient roots. Here the Etruscans and then the Romans flourished for centuries leaving behind important traces of the Etruscan cities of Populonia and Roselle and many archaeological finds around the region.
Maremma is not just all culture and landscapes; it is also a region rich in typical products to be tasted and savoured while drinking a good glass of red wine, like the “Morellino di Scansano”, named also the new “Chianti”. Sea, hills, and mountains melt perfectly togetherin its food, the “acquacotta soup” is a just one example.
Rome Fiumicino Airport, approx. 2 hours’ drive to Grosseto or Pisa Airport, approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes’ drive to Grosseto.
- L’Andana Resort *****
CastigliondellaPescaia, Grosseto – 20 rooms and 3 suites
- Il Pellicano *****
Porto Ercole, Grosseto - 50 rooms and suites
- Torre Di Cala Piccola ****
Porto Santo Stefano, Grosseto – 52 rooms
Tours & Activities:
Etruscan Necropolis Visit & lunch at Rocca Di Frassinello
Rocca di Frassinello, with its Etruscan Necropolis of San Germano and the winery designed by the worldly famous architect Renzo Piano, offers a unique sensational experience. Along with a narration focused on the use of wine in the Etruscan times, the guests will have the chance to visit the necropolis, and taste the wine according to the Etruscan habits, directly from “terracotta” jars.
The Tarot Garden (Giardino dei Tarocchi)
The Tarot Garden (Giardino dei Tarocchi) is an artistic park located in Garavicchio, near the village of Capalbio designed by the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It is populated with statues inspired by the major enigmatic figures of the tarot. Accompanied by a team of famous names of contemporary art and other skilled workers, and inspired by Parque Guell of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona and the Bomarzo garden, she dedicated herself to the construction of the twenty-two impressive figures of steel and concrete covered with glass, mirrors and colorful ceramics for more than seventeen years. The park has been open to public since 1998.
Maremma Brid of Cattle “Butteri Show”
The Buttero is the classic figure of the old Maremma times. He took care of the "wild cattle" from dawn to dusk, riding his horse, his faithful friend and companion in life. The Court of Olives is an organic farm where cows and horses of Maremma are bred in wild. The "Butteri of Marruchetone" will show some of the most important stages of this ancient craft.
After an introduction to the history and traditions of the rural Maremma, guests will walk to the fence to meet the Butteri and see their ancient “art” which includes the famous “catch the calf with the lasso”. After the show guests will enjoy a tasteful lunch with made from local products, and of course wines!
…. And in the evening…
An exclusive gala dinner on the beautiful Signora del Vento, the charming appeal of a tall ship where guests can celebrate grand events. Signora del Vento is a three-masts sailing vessel, featuring 25 cabins, a lounge restaurant, two bars, and a deck of 4,305 sqft (400 sqm). It offers the best of Italian cuisine, enriched with local seafood and a wide selection of fine wines.
The best tradition of Italian sailing for an amazing event!
Even more… the Maremma also offers cozy restaurants for any taste, private estates, amazing castles, beautiful villas for memorable gala events and themed parties… or an unforgettable dinner on the beautiful Maremma beaches!
All this and much more in this uncontaminated corner of Italy!
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