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Maremma and Grosseto, Italy

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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
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