La Pianaccia is a welcoming place where it is pleasant to spend whole days; however, we recommend that you don’t just laze around the whole time, get up and walk! We have prepared a list of unmissable places for you, but we will not fail to bore you with our long and very long explanations on what is beautiful to see in Tuscany. And then you can always go back to relax in La Pianaccia, we are here, we do not abandon you. Quiet, this is your space!
⛪Manciano. The historic village that houses our structure is called “the sentinel of the Maremma” due to its elevated position on a green hill that dominates the landscape as far as the sea, including the islands. Its roots go back to the Etruscan era and there is no lack of evidence of the Roman past: a timeless journey into one of the most characteristic jewels of Tuscany. Don’t miss the breath-taking sunset visible from the Fortress in the village!
💧Terme di Saturnia. Just 12 km away is the most photographed spa complex in Italy. The free-access Terme di Saturnia alternate between waterfalls and pools of white rock in which water flows at a temperature of 37.5 ° C with a high beneficial power. Day or night, summer or winter, it is an experience that cannot be missed in your vacation.
🏰Montemerano. Protected by three city walls, Montemerano is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy which tells of its medieval past that is still well preserved, among cobbled alleys, squares and historic shops. The road to reach it through the countryside of the Tuscan Maremma frames the scenic beauty of the village.
⛱️ Argentario. If you are looking for a beach holiday, go to Argentario, a promontory of long and sandy beaches lapped by clean waters, with the Mediterranean scrub behind it and dotted with characteristic villages. An ideal destination for the whole family, between fun and relaxation.
🌳Pitigliano. Suspended on a tuff cliff that contrasts with the green hills that surround it, Pitigliano is one of the most loved villages in Tuscany for its timeless character that immediately transports you to the past. Getting lost in its alleys is a must, like marvelling at the beauty of Palazzo Orsini, the main monument.
⚔️Sovana and Sorano. The former was the main seat of a vast county, a fortified garrison, the birthplace of a Pope and traces of the glorious past still remain. The second is a village overlooking the valley of the Lente river, all to be visited.
🪨 Vie Cave. The Vie Cave, ancient Etruscan paths dug into the ground that once connected ancient settlements and necropolises throughout the area between Sovana, Pitigliano and Sorano, even reach 25 meters deep. The story is still shrouded in mystery, you just have to let yourself be carried away by their charm.
🪦 Vulci. The Etruscan necropolis of Vulci is one of the most important and evocative Etruscan testimonies and is located on the border with the territory of Montalto di Castro (VT). There are many attractions in the area, including the Devil’s Bridge and the Vulci Castle. For a more engaging dive into the past.
🌷 Giardino dei Tarocchi. An esoteric garden on the Garavicchio hill in Capalbio, the Giardino dei Tarocchi is the work of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle and a perfect place to spend time with the family. Cyclopean sculptures dedicated to the symbols of the tarot enliven the park, where you can get lost in the interpretation of their meanings. Dream or reality?
“Surroundings” Photo Credits: Bruno Grassi