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Margherita's holiday cottages near the coast in Maremma are a piece of heaven away from the mainstream. Pockets of pure peace in an unforgettable setting.
And there is one in particular that I adore. A 13th century stone-built monastery chapel in her garden, covered in wisteria. With a breathtaking view. And an infinity pool.
If you are lucky and he likes the look of you, you'll get to meet shy Silvestro, her cat. And possibly Nina too!
It's not my normal kind of thing to recommend that you visit a church and its graveyard in Maremma. That isn't to say that there aren't lots of lovely village churches or cathedrals for that matter to visit here, for there are. It is just that there are so many other wonderful things to do and see in Maremma and visiting churches is a bit of a particular hobby or pastime kind of thing.
So why visit this one? Well, because of its Knights Templar mystery. Because it is one of the most important "pieve" that have survived in Maremma. Because it was built by a sinner and declared as such in Romanesque lettering on its walls! And because it has two intriguing faces that look down upon you as you wander around!
And if they aren't enough reasons to visit, I don't know what are!
The Infiorata di Pitigliano flower festival is one of those things in life that you shouldn't hesitate to drive miles and miles to see. Because. If ever there was a setting in which to gaze upon roads carpeted in fresh flowers, it is this one. The stunning, take your breath away, Pitigliano in Tuscany.
All the events in Maremma Tuscany throughout the year. From slaying dragons to medieval crossbow competitions, palio races, flower festivals, concerts, opera, art, and treasure hunts. There is never a dull or boring day in this part of Italy!
Maremma apartments that will set your imagination alight before you even arrive in Tuscany.
Boutique apartments in undiscovered Tuscany. In a late middle ages into early Renaissance "palazzo". But on the inside, pure, understated, Italian style. Tucked away in a heaven of a location on a silent, castled hill top, in Maremma Tuscany. With a view. Oh what a view.
The view from Castiglione della Pescaia that makes you feel good to be alive... CLICK the WHEEL and watch in HD
These Maremma tours won't just take you to special places in Tuscany, but around, over and under wild and wonderful places in Maremma in Tuscany!
They are Tuscany tours like no others: for those who don't want to follow a flag or an umbrella stuck in the air behind fifty other people!
Worried a bit about poisonous insects in Italy and the hairy eight-legged ones? Don't be. A lovely lady and her beetle, bug and butterfly friends are the most scary things you are likely to see :)
Excursions in Tuscany like no others! If you are looking for a typical picture postcard tour of Tuscany or a wine tasting tour, then you'll have to skip to the bottom of this page.
Because these, instead, are day trips in Tuscany, in "la Maremma", with more than a touch of adventure. And are nothing like any guided tours you have found so far. They will have you on your bottom down a medieval silver mine, deep inside a wooded hillside home to boar and porcupines.
And on a dune buggy. On a Tuscany sightseeing tour that will take into the heart of Siena tasting wine. And along the sands of some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Italian wine definitions - the definitive guide. Every term or adjective that you are likely to come across whilst reading Italian wine labels or on a wine tasting tour.
91 of them all on one page.
If you are planning a wine tasting trip around an Italian winery or vineyard. Or two. Or three. Or even just popping down the road to your local wine merchants. Print this page and take it with you. You won't ever be flummoxed again :)
The practice makes perfect pottery holiday in Tuscany. Take your ceramic skills to another level in an incredible setting.
The Semproniano hotel Locanda la Pieve is one of the best hotels in Tuscany. But most guests arrive there by a twist of fate. And return. Because one stay is not enough. What will your story be on how chance took you there?
Semproniano in Tuscany looks like any other small quiet Tuscan hill town, but it is home to a monster slaying rector, a miracle that saved its people from a cruel death, and pastel coloured cotton candies. Take a walk inside and you'll follow the footsteps of 29 centuries of feet.
Find what's left of the Rocca Aldobrandesca castle and ask to hear its story.
Via Cava di San Rocco: delve deep into an Etruscan mystery. At dusk. In Maremma Tuscany. Of all the Vie Cave to explore, put this one at the top of your list. For it begins with an incredible view and ends with a lost city.