Maremma grossetana: the landscape, villages and beaches

Maremma Grossetana is the portion of Maremma that extends from the Gulf of Follonica to the mouth of the Chiarone stream and includes a large stretch of coastline; it is also bounded on the east by the mountainous territory of Amiata.

The landscape is extremely varied: from hills covered with dense vegetation, forests, rocky cliffs, mountains, cultivated areas, pastures, river plains, headlands and coastlines.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, making it a favorite tourist destination in the coastal strip as well as in the hilly inland areas.

The plain has been marked by numerous land reclamation processes that began in 1828 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany and have greatly impacted the territory, which was once neglected due to marshy areas, paving the way for the economic progress of the entire area.

Over time, this forward-looking approach has enabled the development of the entire coastal area to reach the high levels of tourist accommodation we know today.

The beautiful golden sand beaches, interspersed with headlands and dune formations, are an undisputed destination for tourism not only in summer. The shorelines, sometimes equipped and sometimes free, are often within walking distance through fragrant pine forests.

Some coves with no sandy shoreline can be glimpsed from the cliffs, pebble beaches overlooking a clear sea are ideal for those who prefer diving and snorkeling.

Every year, several seaside resorts in the Maremma Grossetana such as, for example, Castiglione della Pescaia, Follonica, and Orbetello are awarded the Blue Flag for their crystal clear sea, excellent services, and commitment to environmental protection.

The Maremma Grossetana is rich in medieval villages, some on the coast, such as Castiglione della Pescaia, others inland. Many of them turn out to be well preserved over the centuries and are an important testimony to medieval architecture and culture. Most of the villages are located in scenic spots and offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coastline.

Massa Marittima, Pitigliano, Sovana, Gavorrano, Sorano (the Matera of the Maremma) are just a few among many. Each of these villages is of great historical interest and some are also of archaeological interest due to the presence of Etruscan necropolises.

And everywhere there is the possibility of discovering the flavors of Maremma cuisine and, more generally, of Tuscan cuisine, flavors based above all on local products and excellent local wines.

A full immersion in the nature of the Tuscan Maremma

Camping Finoria is located on a hilltop, within a Mediterranean forest, in the wilderness of the Tuscan Maremma.

Amid the dark green of holm oaks, cork oaks, and the silvery green of olive trees, Finoria is located near the islands of Tuscany, facing the Gulf of Follonica, and the Island of Elba. In the forest, the quiet and shady area possesses a feeling of comfort and coziness.

There are wooden and brick chalets for a capacity of 80 people (2-3 or 4-5 people per chalet). Each is fully furnished with bathroom, kitchen and heather.
There is also an area with a campground. This area is covered by various oaks and chestnut trees. It is very well lit.

Many tent pitches are equipped with electricity. There are toilet facilities. These facilities have sinks, toilets, showers, free hot water and dishwashers.

A typical restaurant-pizzeria, “L’Alberaio,” prides itself on serving individual dishes of local tradition while respecting the principles of the original cuisine.