The vast territory of 5,000 km2 that makes up the Maremma includes both Mount Amiata, the highest mountain in Southern Tuscany, as well as 160 kms. of the cleanest coastline in Italy. What lies in between are fertile flatlands, marshes, wooded hills, natural thermal baths and charming towns perched on tufa ridges or ringed in walls of ancient stone. All is all, a rugged, varied, beautiful area with little pretense, but great appeal.

Read our guide to the Maremma