Territory

The magic of Maremma

Hills and forests, beaches and cliffs, flamingos and wild boar: Maremma is a place where man and nature have found a unique balance.
Territory

The magic of Maremma

Hills and forests, beaches and cliffs, flamingos and wild boar: Maremma is a place where man and nature have found a unique balance.

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he vigorous and wild heart of Tuscany, Maremma is a unique natural environmental rich in biodiversity. It is home to several protected natural sanctuaries, such as the WWF oases of Lake Burano, of Orbetello and San Felice. With a total surface area of 5000 km², Maremma encompasses the entire province of Grosseto and extends as far as the slopes of Mount Amiata and the mountain-hill group of the Antiappennine known as Colline Metallifere, up to the mid-valley of the Ombrone river. On the coast, it extends from Piombino to Val di Cecina.

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ostly flat and alluvial, Maremma has no shortage of woods and hills extending as far as the Tyrrhenian coast: here, forests give way to Mediterranean scrubland, fields and pastures become beaches, cliffs, marshes and pine forests.

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he vigorous and wild heart of Tuscany, Maremma is a unique natural environmental rich in biodiversity. It is home to several protected natural sanctuaries, such as the WWF oases of Lake Burano, of Orbetello and San Felice. With a total surface area of 5000 km², Maremma encompasses the entire province of Grosseto and extends as far as the slopes of Mount Amiata and the mountain-hill group of the Antiappennine known as Colline Metallifere, up to the mid-valley of the Ombrone river. On the coast, it extends from Piombino to Val di Cecina.

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ostly flat and alluvial, Maremma has no shortage of woods and hills extending as far as the Tyrrhenian coast: here, forests give way to Mediterranean scrubland, fields and pastures become beaches, cliffs, marshes and pine forests.

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flamboyant landscape with a rich fauna: great birds like herons and flamingos in the water, but also roe deer, fallow deer, porcupines, badgers, foxes and many different species of reptiles. Cows, bulls and horses here in Maremma are worshipped as veritable celebrities and so is the wild boar, celebrated for its tenacity and strength (not surprisingly, the noble animal can be seen depicted on many of the local aristocracy’s heraldic crests) and for its much sought after meat.

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inally, coastal Maremma includes the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago which form Europe’s largest marine park. Elba and Giglio, Capraia and Montecristo, Pianosa, Gorgona and Giannutri, these islands and their waters are home to many rare animal species such as the Audouin’s gull and the Mastiff bat.

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flamboyant landscape with a rich fauna: great birds like herons and flamingos in the water, but also roe deer, fallow deer, porcupines, badgers, foxes and many different species of reptiles. Cows, bulls and horses here in Maremma are worshipped as veritable celebrities and so is the wild boar, celebrated for its tenacity and strength (not surprisingly, the noble animal can be seen depicted on many of the local aristocracy’s heraldic crests) and for its much sought after meat.

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inally, coastal Maremma includes the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago which form Europe’s largest marine park. Elba and Giglio, Capraia and Montecristo, Pianosa, Gorgona and Giannutri, these islands and their waters are home to many rare animal species such as the Audouin’s gull and the Mastiff bat.

CASTELLO DI MONTEPÒ

A wine story

In the heart of Maremma, Jacopo Biondi Santi and his children are writing a new chapter in their family’s history of winemaking excellence.

CASTELLO DI MONTEPÒ

A wine story

In the heart of Maremma, Jacopo Biondi Santi and his children are writing a new chapter in their family’s history of winemaking excellence.

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Castello di Montepò – Jacopo Biondi Santi