I Briganti di Capalbio
Residence in Maremma
Staying in our structure, you will find yourself in the center of the Tuscan-Lazio Maremma, 1 hour by car you can visit Civita di Bagnoregio in Tuscia to the south and Massa Marittima in Tuscany to the north passing through the most beautiful towns of the Maremma such as Gradoli , Bolsena, Montefiascone, Viterbo, Tuscania, Tarquinia, Pitigliano, Manciano, Saturnia, Sorano, Sovana, Montemerano, Magliano in Toscana, Scansano, Grosseto, Puntala, Castiglione della Pescaia, Alberese, Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole and Capalbio.
You can visit the Uccellina National Park with its trekking, canoe, mountain bike, horse and caravan routes, the thermal baths of Saturnia and Vulci, the Tarot garden of Niki de Saint Phalle and the archaeological areas of Tarquinia, Vulci, Ansedonia and Roselle.
Brigandage in Maremma
The nineteenth century, for the Maremma, perhaps represents the darkest period of its history.
It is during this century, in fact, that the phenomenon of brigandage comes to life. It was the practice in those times that the criminals went into hiding. Impenetrable and full of numerous ravines and caves, the Maremma Mediterranean maquis provided a dense network of ideal hiding places for anyone who wanted to escape the forces of order.
Thus it was, in fact, that for an entire century, numerous brigands were able to perpetrate robberies, extortion and murders with impunity. Some even instituted a sort of taxation for the landowners and landowners of the time whose proceeds, in small part, were used to provide food to the poorest populations who in exchange ensured protection and cover for the bandits.
The best known bandits of the time were Fumetta, Bustrenga, Marintacca, Biscarini, Pastorini, Basilietto, Biagini, Bettinelli, Fioravanti and Tiburzi.
The most famous of all, however, was undoubtedly Domenico Tiburzi who from 1872 to 1896 imposed his law in the territories of lower Tuscany and upper Lazio.
Giardino dei Tarocchi
Park designed by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 – 2002) is the representation of 22 Major Arcana in reinforced concrete statues covered in colorful mosaic up to 15 meters high. Immersed in a centuries-old olive grove, it is the destination of hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Maremma Natural Park
Populated by a multitude of wild animals, very rare birds and herds of Maremma horses and Maremma cows grazing in the wild, the Uccellina Park is considered the very emblem of Maremma. Crossed by numerous paths that reach the sea, it can be visited by mountain bike, on horseback, by canoe and by trekking.
WWF Nature Reserve of Burano
A privileged destination for many species of migratory birds, the lake is located a few meters from the sea from which it is separated by a narrow band of Mediterranean dunes.
Pitigliano - Sorano - Sovana - Saturnia
These are certainly the most beautiful towns on the Maremma hills. Sovana, a former papal residence, is considered the pearl of the Maremma. Once you enter the historic center you find yourself in the Middle Ages. Antique and leather binding shops give visitors the opportunity to purchase unique and precious items. To visit the church and the Ildebranda Tomb. Saturnia, a famous spa resort, is a must for anyone who cares about their well-being. We recommend a night bath in the highest thermal waterfalls in Europe. Sorano, a small medieval village, hosts the Orsini Fortress where expert guides will accompany you on a fascinating underground journey. Pitigliano, certainly the most beautiful town in the entire Maremma, hosts the Synagogue and Palazzo Orsini. Among its streets you can visit numerous private cellars which, dug with a pickaxe, enter the tuff mountain for several hundred meters where the fine wines are kept at a constant temperature of 12 degrees. Do not miss the breathtaking night show of the illuminated village and aqueduct.
Monte Argentario e Isole del Giglio e Giannutri
A destination for elite tourism for half a century, Monte Argentario is full of spectacular coves where its crystal clear waters show off its beautiful seabed. To visit Porto Ercole, Porto Santo Stefano, the panoramic road and the beautiful Spanish fortifications. About 17 km off the Argentario lies the island of Giglio where a very rich vegetation marries with exceptional backdrops rich in numerous wrecks. Giannutri, also called the island of seagulls, offers unique backdrops full of cavernous scenarios formed by limestone rocks inhabited by countless varieties of fish. Of note is the Roman villa from the 1st century AD.
Historic Center of Capalbio
Ranked 1st in Italy in 2007 for the quality of the marine waters and for the tourist services offered by receiving the 5 blue sails of Legambiente, Capalbio stands in the middle of an extraordinary Mediterranean vegetation that offers unique colors and scents. It enjoys an enchanting panorama of Lake Burano and the entire silver coast and, within its perfectly preserved medieval walls, you can visit the castle that houses Giacomo Puccini’s Forte Piano and the church of San Nicola rich of fourteenth-century and Renaissance frescoes. Outside the walls, however, do not miss the Oratorio della Provvidenza, where a fresco attributed to Pinturicchio is kept
Inhabited by the Etruscans since the seventh century BC. the Maremma coastal strip is very rich in archaeological sites such as Tarquinia, Vulci, Cosa and Talamone. For enthusiasts, therefore, there is the possibility of admiring exceptional finds as well as beautiful necropolis overlooking the sea.