ITALY  |  Maremma & Grosseto, Italy Travel Guide
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
images

Maremma and Grosseto, Italy

The Maremma Coast in Tuscany, Italy (cc)
 

Maremma and Grosseto

The province of Grosseto, a malaria-infested swamp until Leopoldo II brought his land reclamation processes to the area, is the least populated of the Tuscan regions and, as a result, the wildest. Its long stretches of beautiful and undeveloped coastline curl past the untamed lands of Maremma, the former island of Argentario, the lagoon of Orbetello and, out to sea, two islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Giglio and Giannutri). Inland, a wide fertile hinterland leads up to Monte Amiata and the Siena province along a winding road that dips first past Etruscan tombs, atmospheric ancient cities, and churches, abbeys, palaces and monasteries.

Last updated May 11, 2011
Posted in   Italy  |  Maremma & Grosseto
No votes yet
Explore the Destination
Amenities and Resources
Trending Themes:

Guides to Popular Ski Resorts

  • Ischgl is a small mountain village turned hip ski resort, with massive appeal among the party-hearty young crowds. It is... Read More

  • Andorra la Vella is its own little world, and not just because it’s a 290-square-mile independent principality (a fifth the... Read More

  • Bariloche (officially San Carlos de Bariloche) is the place to be seen. It is to Argentina what Aspen is to the... Read More

  • Aspen is America's most famous ski resort. And that's an understatement. For, as a ski complex, Aspen is unsurpassed. Its... Read More

  • Zermatt is a small but glamorous mountain resort town, with a population of approximately 5,700. It is one of Switzerland's... Read More

  • St. Moritz is a glitzy, alpine resort town in the celebrated Engadin Valley of Switzerland, with huge notoriety as the... Read More

  • Lake Tahoe is the premier lake resort of America, and the largest alpine lake in all of North America. It is an absolutely... Read More

  • St. Anton, Sankt Anton am Arlberg in German, is Austria's premier ski-bum resort! It's actually a small village cum... Read More

  • Kitzbühel, a small, Tyrolian resort town in the Kitzbüheler Alps, comes with international renown and huge snob appeal, and... Read More

 

Copyright © 2010-2013 Indian Chief Travel Guides. Images tagged as (cc) are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.