Three Maremma Travel Tips

by Aurora Baccheschi Berti
(Castello di Vicarello, Cinignano)

Dear Donna

I would mention Fuori rotta, a nice place on the beach. It looks a little like the Hamptons, with dunes and wildbeaches at the end of a wonderful walk in the pine woods.

Another place that very few people know is Macchiatonda, after Capalbio scalo. There is a restaurant right on the beach.

One of my very favourites is La Pineta, Marina di Bibbona. I am sure you have heard, if not already experienced it!, a wonderful incredibly wonderful fish restaurant, always on the beach.

And of course, our Castello di Vicarello for a few days hidaway. Organic wines, organic farm, great food, yoga master, ayurvedic therapist, chlorine free swimming pools, and great views. We also provide cooking classes, and I am currently in NY for the launch of my cookbook, which, I must say, is a beautiful book, with easy recipes, true Italian style.

Aurora Baccheschi Berti


Dear Aurora

Thank you for your tips: three lovely places. And good luck with your new book.

Aurora owns and runs the restored twelfth century castle of Castello di Vicarello with her husband Carlo Baccheschi Berti; a luxury resort in the hills of la Maremma that is ranked amongst the 100 best hotels in the world.

Castello di Vicarello
Poggi del Sasso,

Aurora's newly launched book is entitled "My Tuscan Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes from the Castello di Vicarello", and is published by Rizzoli, New York.

If you love Tuscan cooking and collect recipe books like I do, it is currently on special offer at

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