La Dolce Vita
Travelplan offers three interesting ideas for those who want to taste a bit of the local pleasures and good life after filling their eyes with the beauty of the Maremma. You are guaranteed to return home with a good bit of nostalgia in your bags as well.
A romantic evening in the Argentario: at sunset, you will follow the road that, from Porto Santo Stefano wends its way along the Argentario coast to Porto Ercole. It is one of the most fascinating roads of the Maremma and follows the coast through a success of extraordinary landscapes, touching the many lookout towers left by the Spanish in the 16th century. You will then spend the evening in Porto Ercole, a small jewel over looking the Tuscan sea with a charm that few others have. The fisherman return every evening at sunset and the seaside promenade is filled with the voices, sounds and lights of Italian night life.
At the exclusive Punta Ala to experience the atmosphere of the most “in” yacht club on the entire Tyrrhenian coast. After a day spent relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches, or playing 18 holes on a golf course overlooking the sea, the you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the most famous sailing club of Italy, strolling along the piers of the marina before granting yourself the pleasures of the good cooking in one of the fine fish restaurants at the port or along the beach. Reservations are recommended! And if you happen to be there on a Saturday night, you won't mind spending the evening in the trendy atmosphere of the Black Sun Disco club.
A day with the Cowboys. The "buttero," or the horseback cattle herder, is one of the symbols of the Maremma. When the Maremma was still owned by the large estate holders, the buttero's job was to tame the wild cows and horses that roamed free in the countryside. Watching one of their performances that they put on regularly in the Maremma from May to September is an experience you will never forget. Alternatively, you can spend a day with them, helping in their work. The Equinus farm in Grosseto organizes days on the farm, trekking on horseback and shows in the setting of the Maremma countryside.
Photos courtesy of: Agenzia Turismo della Maremma & Municipality of Grosseto
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