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the maremma territory

the maremma territory

Maremma, between the sea and the mountain sacred to Buddhists, Monte Amiata.
Many know it, only a few have continued beyond.
Yes, because for many Maremma means the sea and within a few kilometres, but it is not only that!
The Maremma is a vast territory that allows for areas still untouched and thin, known only by the many foreigners who come to know better this region, and they arrive to what we call "the altramaremma", the unknown, the land of unchantment.
There was once a land where reality and dream is mixed.
There lived fairies, magicians and bandits. Everything was perfect: shapes, colors and scents.
Once upon a time ..... and there is still: l’altra maremma “the other maremma”, namely hilly strip of land that lies and above the classical maremma and that, starting from Grosseto up to the foot of Monte Amiata, is kept intact and untouched to give the visitor careful and sensitive to its beauty.
 
Thanks to Manuela Innocenti Photografer for the picture
what's to be seen.........

what's to be seen.........

The visitor who comes here has the feeling of having travelled a long time. This is the effect curves of the road. Here it is rare to find straight stretches, as flat fields. Here everything is soft, round, curvy. The important thing is not to stress by.
Here time has stopped and who comes is invited to share this enchantment. Get ready for a crescendo of visual emotions. A series of jewels. So kilometer after kilometer discover the enchanting Montemerano, unchanged over time. Rocchette di Fazio, a small medieval village as a postcard. Semproniano, a small town softly lying on a hill with alleys old as the world. The Castle of Triana, post guarding a valley stretching to the sea. Roccalbegna, a village that lives in spite of the most basic laws of physics. Santa Fiora that, as an old filastrocca says, those who go there falls in love!
And then there's Monte Amiata (1738 m.). In winter it is a ski resort and in summer a mountain with a lush and colourful flora and a luxuriant green.

Thanks to Manuela Innocenti Photografer for the picture
 
places......

places......

And then Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano, the villages made of tuff and tuff erected on. At the visitor surprised and enchanted offer unique shapes and colors in an atmosphere of magic and fairy tale. Around Sovana for those who love archaeology will be exciting to visit the graves of the Etruscans, or  “the Cavone”, a path carved into the tuff connecting Sovana to Pitigliano.

A visit to Montemerano is also recommended. A village very well taken care of and preserved. Also worth visiting the Church of St. George.
In Pitigliano you can visit, among other things, also one of the oldest Synagogues of Italy. Here is the famous wine product Casher.
Sorano is a fascinating village with narrow streets full of delightful small shops where you can buy pottery, herbs, antique furniture and food and wines. We urge you not to lose the Fortress Orsini, recently restored.
 

Thanks to Manuela Innocenti Photografer for the picture
.....and finally Saturnia!

.....and finally Saturnia!

A legend says that Saturnia is born from the hands of God Saturn and was the first city built in our peninsula. The archaeologists do not confirm this beautiful legend but certainly its origins are very distant and indicated around century 8th b.c. In Saturnia you can still see the ruins of a medieval fortress, the remains of a Roman building and several tracts of Roman roads. But the real ‘glory’ of Saturnia are its spas, at the foot of the village in a green valley. Think that water flows from a pool at 37° the whole year. Apart from a first initial discomfort for the strong smell of sulfur it is a unique pleasure to plunge in hot water, especially in cold months. The properties of these waters are good for purify the skin, sludge are good for arthritic pains, while the vapours are healthy for bronchitis and sinusitis.

 
Thanks to Andra Burzi Photografer for the picture

Maremma "the video"

Thanks to APT MAREMMA