Leisure time in Tuscan Maremma

Even though Residence Ramerino, set in seclusion upon our wooded hill, seems a world away from the busy life you may lead, there is plenty to see and to do in the area if you wish to leave laziness behind and go visiting the many monuments, or the lonely bays or just sightseeing.

Maremma is a relatively unknown part of Tuscany facing the Tyrrhenian sea. The Tuscan Archipelago lies just off the coast and the Elba Island is within easy reach by ferry.

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The beautiful beaches of Violina Cove, Martina Cove, the Baratti Gulf, Castiglion della Pescaia and Punta Ala villages are only a few miles away. You are surrounded by the many lovely ancient towns famous for their culture, art and history. Massa Marittima shows a famous Cathedral built during 13th and 14th century atop an asymmetrical platform of stairs rising from a perfectly preserved medieval square, which also works as an outdoor opera theatre. As in the other old small and walled towns of this region such as Campiglia Marittima, Vetulonia, Populonia, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, the narrow cobbled streets wind their way to new and exciting discoveries around every corner.

Art lovers

Amongst the many tourist itineraries not to be missed is the ancient village of Suvereto, about 7 km. far from Residence Ramerino, where you can find any service and useful shop you may need (post office, pharmacy, doctor) not to mention the many “cosy” places where you find any kind of handmade products. Maremma is also home to numerous thermal hot springs in use since Etruscan times and recently renovated to meet modern standards while retaining the look and the feel of the ancient baths. These well known spas, Terme di Venturina, Il Calidario, Saturnia and Petriolo, to name just a few, are open most of the year.
The area offers many Etruscan tombs and other fascinating archaeological sites. Another surprise is related to the geothermal. This amazing phenomenon can be seen in its “hellish” charm at the Biancane Natural Park in the nearby town Monterotondo Marittimo, where geysers, “putizze” and fumaroles can be visited and … smelled.