Maremma Tuscany at sunset is simply stunning: no wonder poets have written about it. The colours and the changing light over the landscape in this beautiful land full of secrets, that was once, not so very long ago, the last wild frontier of Tuscany, steals hearts and seals pledges to return again and again.
They are food for the soul.
Talamone Italy - with its fortress - at sunset. The set for the Quantum of Solace James Bond movie and a favourite place of mine for a picnic: the views are stunning.
Capanna Civinini beach in the Golfo di Follonica, near Punta Ala, in October.
The spectacular and small Romanesque, Gothic, and Rennaissance city of Massa Marittima, Tuscany at sunset in January.
Ocean sunsets aren't hard to come by in this part of Tuscany for Maremma has a spectacular 250 kilometre long coast with both the Mar Tirreno and Mar Ligure - the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas.
Taken on Macchiatonda, Capalbio beach in December.
Watching the sun go down from the lighthouses at Castiglione della Pescaia is a thing the local residents, joined by visiting tourists, do a lot. The simple things in life are the very best :)
Fishing boats returning home to the harbour at Castiglione della Pescaia before last light: an orange October sunset.
Taken from the beach of Cala del Porto di Punta Ala - Punta Ala Cove: a November Tuscany sunset over the tiny island of Isolotta dello Sparviero and the rocks called la Pinna and the Scogli Porchetti.
Beach sunsets: for those who love to stay on a beach when all have gone home and watch the day turn into night as our planet puts on a show of colours that are just breathtaking.... and all the while with the sound of the surf breaking on the shore.
I love purple sunsets! Principina a Mare beach in Maremma Grossetana by kind permission of by Tomasso Zannerini.
Late September in Tuscany and the days are still gloriously warm and the clouds are lit-up by the setting sun.
Carbonifera beach in March looking south towards the medieval tower and beach of Torre Mozza and the seaside town of Follonica.
"Tramonto" from the hill town of Gerfalco.
Nearly black, an October sunset over Isola d'Elba.
Fishing as night falls at Puntone di Scarlino.
A beautiful image of a famous building in Maremma, that of the Casa Ximenes, or La Casa Rossa (Red House), within the Riserva Naturale Diaccia Botrona: a natural marsh close to the medieval town and port of Castiglione della Pescaia.
Although I have seen many great images of Casa Ximenes - it is popular amongst professional and amateur photographers alike - I have never seen it captured like this before.
If you are staying in Castiglione della Pescaia for your vacation, it is within easy reach by foot of the town centre and makes for an interesting morning or afternoon out when you are tired of the beach. Now the visitor centre for the reserve, it was built in the 18th century by Leonardo Ximenes to undertake the hydraulic drainange and reclamation of the area. There's even a "resident" large rodent that will capture the interest of the children with you.
The wooded hills in the foreground are those of the massive Poggio Ballone, which separates two major river plains in Maremma, and within which you will find "cinghiale" (wild boar) and deer rooting and roaming free, and the medieval hill top towns of Buriano, Gavorrano, Giuncarico, Scarlino and the Etruscan city of Vetulonia.
More stunning images of Maremma Tuscany at night
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