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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to CONVENTO PADRI PASSIONISTI Poggio Pertuso Orbetello Albinia

GROSSETO

GROSSETO  Apri
Loc. GROSSETO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
39 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Marina di Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia, Magliano in Toscana
Grosseto is a province located in the Tuscan region of Maremma plain about 12 km from the Tyrrhenian coast. The territory under its province includes 28 municipalities and is mostly hilly and mountainous small part. It is a very popular tourist area that offers places of rare beauty as the Argentario, Follonica, Castiglione della Pescaia, beautiful islands such as the Isle of Giglio and Giannutri and winter tourist resort of Mount Amiata. Grosseto has Etruscan origins but it is mentioned for the first time in reliable documents dell''803 dc settlement as the site Grossito which became a fief of the Aldobrandeschis in 973. During the rule of this family Grosseto went through a period of expansion and enrichment rather flourishing. In the fourteenth century the city was subdued by the power of Siena and from there began a dark period due to dilagarsi the Black Death and the frequent incursions of Foreign Aragonese. The Sienese rule ended in 1559 when it was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Grosseto in Tuscany Cosimo I de ''Medici. In the sixteenth century were built the walls that surround the city was enriched with palaces and churches. The Medici rule lasted until 1735 and Grosseto came under the rule of the Princes Lorraine thanks to which the city shooting a slow but remarkable recovery. During the Second World War the city of Grosseto has been severely damaged by bombing.

ALBINIA

ALBINIA  Apri
Loc. ALBINIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
11 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Orbetello, Poggio Pertuso, Convento Padri Passionisti
Since ancient Etruscans inhabited the green Tuscany, scatters precious traces of their civilization , but some centers today were born only during the Fascist era , with the reclamation of wetlands and the upgrading of the Tyrrhenian coast. This is the case of Albinia , Orbetello small fraction of 3000 inhabitants in the province of Grosseto at the time of his birth was a simple rural hamlet comprising a handful of houses, a church center , a railway station and a grain silo, wanted by the Fascist regime in a degraded area before . The first name of the town was Albenga , but since it was too often confused with that of the nearby river, was soon changed to Albinia . A name that today is no longer think of agriculture and reclaimed lands , but in a popular seaside resort , one of the most famous and appreciated in this part of Tuscany . The greater development of the town dates back to the fifties of the twentieth century, when the center was born of peripheral Colonization Ente Maremma and became the center engine of the Land Reform . The surrounding countryside was transformed into a building site, were born the rural villages of Dusty and Marseilles , were built the houses, were extended lines of communication , and in 1957 was consecrated the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie , which is still visible in the center of possession. Visitors to Albinia today are enchanted above the Tyrrhenian Sea , clear and persuasive in calmer days , impetuous and sublime when arguing with the wind and slaps the rocks on the coast. Along the coast there are wide beaches of white sand , comfortable for families, children and lovers of pure relaxation, but also the taste wild coves , ideal for those who prefer unspoilt scenery . To enchant visitors there is the special music of the Mediterranean , with the whisper of the waves, the chirping of cicadas and the cries of the seagulls. The climate is typical of the Mediterranean area , summers are hot and sunny but pleasant , refreshed by a gentle breeze that blows constantly from the sea, and winters are mild and pleasant , never too cold. Suffice it to say that in the coldest month , January , average temperatures range from a minimum of 2 C to a maximum of 9 C, while in July and August , ranging from 17 C to 30 C. Rainfall is scarce in summer and focus especially in the fall, between October and December , with an average of 9 rain days per month. But the landscape around Albinia includes not only beaches and clear blue sea : the north end of the lagoon to the west there is the so-called ' Stagnetto Albinia ,' a natural environment that welcomes winter in many species of ducks, as shoveler and mallards, and some elegant marsh harrier , and year-round home to flamingos , spoonbills and glossy ibis . The salty wind that blows in these areas makes the reed dance in the air, and gives a unique magic to the coastal landscape .

MORELLINO DI SCANSANO

MORELLINO DI SCANSANO  Apri
Loc. SCANSANO GR, ITALIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
34 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Saturnia, Roccalbegna, Magliano in Toscana
Numerous archeological finds dating back to the Etruscan period that were brought to light in the areas of the Scansano and Albegna valleys, demonstrate that vine growing was an important element in the local Etruscan community. Earthenware jars containing Vitis vinifera seeds dating back to the fifth century BC and bronze statuettes of offerers holding sickle, the standard tools of vintners until almost the present day, are just some of the artifacts found in the rural area of the Usi, which includes the towns of Scansano and Semproniano, and the site of Ghiaccioforte, an area between Scansano and Saturnia. With the decline of the Roman Empire, Scansano, as well as the rest of the Maremma region, inevitably experienced a period of crisis and deterioration due to the loss of the population, which led to hydrogeological instability and the swamping of the coastal areas. Although wine production survived around the inhabited centers of earlier Etruscan settlements, the extensive production of the Roman settlements failed. The establishment of the so-called 'estatura' or summer migration at the time of Peter Leopold I of Lorraine (circa 1737), to escape the malaria infestation present along the coastal areas due to their enlarged swampland, and the arrival in Scansano of several wealthy families, summoned by the Grand Duke to invest in and enhance the area, brought new possibilities for the development of the Maremma region and especially for Scansano. The Morellino di Scansano wine originates in one of the most natural and uncontaminated areas of Tuscany: the southern coastal area of the region known as the Tuscan Maremma, located between the valleys of the Ombrone and Albegna Rivers, which includes the territory of the municipality of Scansano, as well as parts of the municipalities of Grosseto and Magliano in Toscana towards the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the municipalities of Campagnatico, Roccalbegna, Semproniano e Manciano in the direction of Monte Amiata and the interior of the region. The wine, locally known as 'Morellino', almost completely made from the Sangiovese grape variety, owes its particular properties to the soil and climate of the area: the vineyards benefit from the sea breezes that mitigate the high daytime temperatures of the summer. The newest plantings, those done in the last 10 years in the Morellino di Scansano production zone, were created with a goal in mind, to improve the quality of the grapes that go into making the wine by keeping yields per plant rather low. Producers created rows that were closer together, changing them from 2.5 x 0.80 meters to 2.00 x 0.80 meters, or sometimes 2.30x.60 meters, with the number of vines planted rising to between 5.000 - 7.000 plants per hectare. In the past, the lion's share of the vines were planted with ample space between rows around 3.00x1.50 meters or 3.00x1.00 meters and a density of only 2.000 - 3.000 plants per hectare. Morellino di Scansano became a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) recognized wine starting with the 2007 harvest. The addition of the 'garantita' to the title which was bestowed on the Consortium in 1978, DOC, is the fruit of the labor of producers and growers over the last 30 years in order to reach an exceptional level of quality at every stage of wine production. In order to conform to traceability standards, the Consortium is now using the State seal instead of the one that was previously used by the Consortium starting in 2004. The use of the seal is a sign of protection for the consumer, be it the State Seal or the Consortium seal.

SATURNIA

SATURNIA  Apri
Loc. SATURNIA, GROSSETO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
41 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Sorano, Roccalbegna, Pitigliano
The Terme di Saturnia are a group of springs located in the town of Manchester , just a few kilometers from the village of Saturnia , in respect of which are located in the valley below the south-east . The thermal springs that feed the baths affecting a vast area that stretches from Mount Amiata to the Fiora and dell'Albegna Hills , reaching the Maremma Grosseto at Roselle ( Roselle Terme ) and Talamone ( Terme OAS ) . The welfare of innovation and tradition The strength of the spa resort is due to the combination between technology and tradition, a stay at Terme di Saturnia , means taking a journey into a timeless place where you can be pampered by an enveloping atmosphere and unforgettable moments. Here the person is at the center of all attention and well-being coincides with a psycho-physical balance to build, maintain and awaken through a comprehensive, made of five connected and complementary areas : hydrotherapy , beauty, stress management, diet and fitness. Among all the practical advice we can give to prevent or treat stress is the most important ' pull the plug ' , going on a happy island where someone will take care of you , pamper you and take you by the hand towards a physical rebirth and mental . The Terme di Saturnia may be that island. Now clear your mind , reset each activity and dive into the archetype of your life : water.

PARCO NATURALE DELLA MAREMMA

PARCO NATURALE DELLA MAREMMA  Apri
Loc. MAGLIANO IN TOSCANA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
23 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Albinia, Grosseto, Scansano
A chain of rugged hills and wild, which descends towards the sea with sandy beaches and cliffs ... ... Surrounded by marshes, pine forests, cultivated fields and pastures. The territory of the park, bordered by rail Livorno-Roma, stretches along the Tyrrhenian coast from Principina a Mare Alberese, to be enjoyed. Significant geographic elements are made from the last stretch of the river Ombrone, the mountain tem of the mountains dell'Uccellina, which reaches 417 meters in Poggio Ilex, from the mire Trap, besides the type of coastline, sandy stride now, now precipitous cliff.

WWF: OASI SAN FELICE

WWF: OASI SAN FELICE  Apri
Loc. MARINA DI GROSSETO, GROSSETO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
37 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Marina di Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia, Magliano in Toscana
  Brochure PDF
In the chest of natural beauty that is Tuscany , the Maremma is a gem, and the Oasis San Felice is one of its most beautiful gems. The Oasis is located within the City of Marina di Grosseto. The Oasis subsidiary was born from the will of the Allianz Group , owner of the land , and the experience of the WWF in the management of protected areas. It looks like a stretch of dune with a vast pine forest and the typical flora . environment L'Oasi WWF Affiliated San Felice is composed of several environments , partly natural , partly transformed by the work of man , from the great land reclamation started in 800 and integrates the already large number of protected areas of the Maremma . We can distinguish four habitats : the forest, the undergrowth , the dune and interduna , brackish waters . The pine trees, planted almost two centuries ago, according to anti-malarial by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, is the main habitat , consisting of a first coastal maritime pine , built to protect the plant from pine or pine nuts, a high commercial value . Protected by tall trees , the undergrowth is characterized by a lush Mediterranean plants and leading to the presence of typical passerines of the stain. The dune environment , with its typical pioneer vegetation of grasses and bushes, protects the interior from the salty winds and guarantees the stability of the dune. Finally, the Fiumara , also by human labor , is a lake environment very favorable to the species of fish and waterfowl .

ISOLA DEL GIGLIO

ISOLA DEL GIGLIO  Apri
Loc. ISOLA DEL GIGLIO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
22 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Giglio Castello, Convento Padri Passionisti, Poggio Pertuso
A pristine paradise and crystal clear sea The island of Giglio, cradled in the warm Tyrrhenian Sea, is the second largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, recognized by all as a great little paradise for its natural beauty. Its name comes from the greek aegilion island of goats, most likely due to its mountainous terrain, almost entirely made of granite, full of crags suited to mountain goats. The whole coast is rugged and characterized by steep rocks and cliffs, broken only by numerous creeks Arenella, Cannelle of Porto and along the east coast and the widest beach of Campese northwest. Its mild climate encourages visitors a holiday full of surprises in all seasons. Its emerald waters and waters rich with fish offer the growing number of tourists and scuba divers to experience the sea in its pristine reality. In the island flora and fauna are of great interest and beauty, and the green Mediterranean scrub is by terraces with olive groves and vineyards which produce the excellent white wine Ansonica. The original settlement was probably Etruscan, and then, from the third century. A. C., fell under Roman rule and became the property of the noble family Domitii Enobardi. Today the population is concentrated in three centers in Giglio Porto, Giglio Castello and Campese. Giglio Porto is a charming village nestled along a cove enclosed by two piers and backed by a terraced hill with vineyards. From here a narrow, winding road up to Giglio Castello, the town hall, which will also Giannutri. The country has preserved its ancient appearance of a fortified village, surrounded by high medieval walls with towers, consists of a maze of narrow streets, covered by arches, dark steep steps carved into the rock, and old houses leaning against one to the other dominated by 'High Rock. Campese is located on the west coast, in the middle of a bay bordered by a sandy beach, enriched by the presence of a massive tower built in the time of Ferdinand I.

HOT SPRINGS IN TUSCANY

HOT SPRINGS IN TUSCANY  Apri
Loc. SATURNIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
41 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Sorano, Roccalbegna, Scansano

Saturnia is an ancient town located in the southern part of Tuscany, an area known as the Maremma. A large village, It may be a small out of the way place but it has two excellent restaurants and there is a gelateria where one can lick a delicious ice cream while watching the evening passeggiata. Or you can take it with you and visit the ancient Etruscan gateway to the town. Saturnia was in ancient times a large town of considerable importance. The porta is easily identifiable as Etruscan owing to its jigsaw pattern of irregular and vast stones so finely cut they have held together without mortar for well over two thousand years. Through this arch passed the 'new' Roman road, the Via Clodia which went from here to Rome: The basalt paving stones bear the grooves of the iron tyres of Roman and mediaeval vehicles. Devastated by malaria, Saturnia was almost abandoned until recently when the nearby spa began to revive its fortunes. Saturnia itself is a charming medieval village and the surrounding, unspoiled hills are filled with olive groves and woodlands and rich with Etruscan remains. It is about an hour and a half from Rome, an hour from Siena, and a half-hour to the sea. The area has at present gained a reputation for the high standard of its restaurants and trattorie. At the foot of the hill lies a hot (37C) water spa famous for its therapeutic qualities. Just outside from the medieval town walls the countryside spreads out: here you can take easy wonderfool walks through the perfumed Mediterranean bushes along the Albegna river. Longer walks might take you to Sovana, Sorano, Pitigliano. You may see the sea the distance, framed by the natural park of Mounts of the Uccellina and Monte Argentario. From Porto S.Stefano a daily ferry connects to Giglio and Giannutri islands; not far away are the seaside resorts of Ansedonia and Porto Ercole. The thermal spas - Hot Springs in Tuscany Southern Tuscany, in the area around Monte Amiata, has many natural hot springs. In most towns where there are natural hot springs, there is a modern spa where they bring the hot springs water into a swimming pool and you pay to use the pool. Some of these spas are outdoors and only open in summer; others are more medical type spas that are indoors and open all year. This is a waterfall with a difference - the water is hot, the temperature of a nice hot bath. It smells good and sulphurous but then you can see why the Romans believed the waters came from Hades.

LA FENIGLIA

LA FENIGLIA  Apri
Loc. POGGIO PERTUSO - TOSCANA  Navigatore
4 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Convento Padri Passionisti, Orbetello, Albinia
Feniglia beach runs along the strip of land that joins the Argentario to the mainland, and extends without interruption in an expanse of fine white sand backed by a pine forest and a rich Mediterranean forest that still collects different species of wild animals in the protected area. The beach is easily accessible by sea through the Orbetello lagoon is rather along the strip of land after reaching Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole. The beach is long, and in the vicinity of the villages there is a wealth of beaches, ideal for those looking for all the comforts of beach life. But certainly the most fascinating is located farther away, reachable on foot or by bike along fresh paths immersed in the pine forest or in the charming maze of coastal dunes. A warm and clean sea, clear waters and a paradise of scents and colors to make your stay on the beach Feniglia an unforgettable experience. For those wishing to reside excellent hotel accommodations are near, both in Orbetello, along the coast, both in Ansedonia and the Argentario promontory, while the long strip of land that connects the Argentario coast of Tuscany, called Bolster Fenglia There are numerous campsites, ideal for those who want to stay in close contact with nature.

WWF: OASI LAGUNA DI ORBETELLO

WWF: OASI LAGUNA DI ORBETELLO  Apri
Loc. ORBETELLO GROSSETO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
7 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
Altitude: 1 mt. a.s.l.  Area Poggio Pertuso, Convento Padri Passionisti, Albinia
  Brochure PDF
L 'Oasi WWF di Orbetello , due to its location along the migratory routes , sees the concentration of thousands of birds , especially in winter . The area of the oasis , which also includes the Nature Reserve and the closed-end fund , is 1,000 hectares. L 'Oasi WWF di Orbetello lagoon is the most important of the Tyrrhenian Sea : here you can spot the knight of Italy that inspired , in 1964 , the intervention of Fulco Pratesi and Hardy Reichelt to create one of the first WWF . L ' Oasi di Orbetello , then , is an oasis for the WWF history and one of the most important and famous . environment Lagoon, Mediterranean scrub , coastal dunes , meadows , pine forest ... L ' Oasi di Orbetello is an environment ideal for a multitude of birds. Wetland of International Importance ( Ramsar Convention ) . L ' Oasi di Orbetello protects 300 acres of saltwater lagoon dotted with tiny islands of silt covered with marsh vegetation . The Bolster Giannella along the coast is covered by lush Mediterranean vegetation, while in the inner shore of the lagoon is a wide carpet of samphire . More in isolated groves of poplar trees , cork oaks, ash and elm . Moving to the south we find the Forest Patanella characterized by large expanses of heather . Flora and fauna This environment is characterized by Mediterranean plants such as mastic, phillyrea , myrtle, arbutus , dune vegetation from weed to the beaches, the beaches santolina , marram grass , alfalfa, navy, marine caltrop , lily of the sea, a lagoon area where we find a wide carpet of samphire . The quality of this environment , and its position along the migratory routes , allowing the concentration of thousands of birds , especially in winter , such as flamingos, knight of Italy , egret , heron, osprey , spoonbills , spatulas, avocets ... The ' oasis of Orbetello is also the only breeding site of the Tyrrhenian coast to the common tern and little tern . Even among insects is a rarity : it is an endemic tiger beetle , a beetle predator that in addition to Orbetello , is only found in similar Camargue ( Rhone delta , France). Among mammals, the fox, badger and hedgehog which is easy to find the tracks.

GIANNUTRI

GIANNUTRI  Apri
Loc. GIANNUTRI, PARCO NAZIONALE ARCIPELAGO TOSCANO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
17 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Convento Padri Passionisti, Poggio Pertuso, Giglio Castello
At about 14 km south -east of the island of Giglio, Giannutri is the southernmost of the Tuscan islands , as well as the second largest island after the northern territorial Gorgona. With an area of 2.62 km (about 2.5 km long and 500 m wide) , the island has a coastline of 11 km and a maximum height of only 88 m with the Poggio del Capelrosso , followed by the two surveys Monte Mario (78 m) and Poggio Cannon (68 m). Its coast is rugged and rocky, broken only by two small sandy beaches not within the main bays, Cala Spalmatoio on the coast of north -east and north -west of Cala Maestra , which is also home to the only landing on the island. Of particular interest are the numerous caves that open along the coast, the most famous of which is the Cala Grottoni in South Asia. The calcareous nature and the exceptional transparency of the water , the extraordinary biological diversity and the presence of shipwrecks , make these truly unique backs , attracting thousands of divers each year . With a mild climate in winter, as evidenced by the many tropical plants ( Euphorbia trees, palm trees and wild orchids ) , and pleasantly breezy in the summer, this place is visited by step to a myriad of birds that reach Europe to nest. The home to the pallid swift , the coasts of Giannutri are colonized by many herring gulls , from which comes the name island of seagulls . Called by the Greeks Artemisia and Romans Dianum for its curved shape , a symbol linked to the goddess Diana , Giannutri already played an important role between the third and first century . C. , such as landing or makeshift shelter along the routes that led from the coast of the Lazio region in Gaul and Sardinia , as witnessed by two wrecks of cargo ships of the time. In Roman times , the island belonged to the patrician family Domitii Enobarbi , that in the first century AD built a palatial mansion covered with fine marble , the remains of which are still visible , though not accessible because under renovation . It is currently not possible to visit the area , to the precise provisions of the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea and the competent authority of the Superintendent .

WWF: OASI LAGO DI BURANO

WWF: OASI LAGO DI BURANO  Apri
Loc. CAPALBIO - TOSCANA  Navigatore
23 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
Altitude: 176 mt. a.s.l.  Area Orbetello, Poggio Pertuso, Albinia
  Brochure PDF
The lake of Burano was a hunting reserve. Then came the WWF and the destiny has changed . Beautiful lagoon , coastal dunes , Mediterranean . The Oasis is located in the town of Capalbio ( GR ) . The Oasis area is 410 hectares. The WWF Lake Burano is the first of more than 100 Oasis of the association. Once a hunting reserve , includes a stretch of untouched coastline with sandy dune and scrub and a brackish lake behind the dunes dominated by a tower . environment What is called Lake of Burano actually is a coastal brackish pond , a relict of an ancient lake, now connected to the sea by a channel partially artificial , which is opened according to the needs of management . The lake has an area of 140 ha and an average depth of 1 m . Starting from the beach , which stretches for 12 km, where we can find all the plants typical of the coast , rises immediately behind the dune covered by a band of Mediterranean maquis , which consolidates the soil and sheltering from the sea wind flap residue of the Mediterranean evergreen forest . The banks of the wetland are surrounded mainly by reeds and Scirpo . Around the wetland there are vast cultivated fields divided by drainage canals . Extension 1010 hectares Flora and fauna Rich flora comprising more than 600 species , formed in the vicinity of the beach from the sea daffodil , santolina , sea holly marine sandstone ammofila and , on the top and in the area behind the dunes , from juniper , juniper , myrtle, mock privet , oak and mastic cork . The shores of the lake are covered with reeds , Scirpo , water lily , etc. . There are also about 60 species of lichens including the now rare Teloschistes villosus . The fauna consists of 274 species of birds, including tufted ducks , Pochard , grebes , herons, flamingos, many birds of prey , such as the marsh harrier , harriers , osprey , hawks lanner , and small passerines such as warblers , subalpine warbler and Zitting Cisticola . Among the mammals are the porcupine, badger, fox , weasel , marten and the rare skunk. Most important is the Coleoptera of the dune , composed of 233 species , including the rare Eurynebria also complanata . For several years now you play the monarch butterfly, the death's head sphinx and Lelya cenosa , a small moth whose caterpillar feeds on the reed .

SPIAGGIA DI CALA DI FORNO

SPIAGGIA DI CALA DI FORNO  Apri
Loc. CALA DI FORNO, MARINA DI GROSSETO GR, ITALIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
38 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
Altitude: 7 mt. a.s.l.  Area Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana
Cala di Forno is one of the most beautiful beaches of Tuscany (4 sails LegAmbiente), and if there are few who know it, because summer is unreachable, off-limits, verboten, forbidden, no way. Not only is forbidden, but it is also nestled between two headlands, within the Natural Park of Maremma (also known as the Park dell'Uccellina), and between Talamone Principana at Sea, in the province of Grosseto. So far, the beach was still closed to the public from 15 May to 15 September, in practice, precluded lovers of the sea and sunbathing, and known only to the most curious among the trekkers, able to get 13 miles of track from the Albarese to the beach, and certainly not for bathing. Around this beach, there has been a long hard struggle, between the proponents, pure and hard, preservation of the environment, and who wants to make accessible the area, including tourism. No need to worry because, at least for now, there will be an invasion of the field, since the compromise reached to open the beach in summer, is one of a limited number; no more than 50 people per day. In short, they will not be a beach for everyone, partly because the Cala del Forno Expirience has a cost: 50 Euro per person for the privilege of getting to sea, with shuttle service (only an hour's hike, compared to 4 to put into account normally), guide and final toast included.

GIGLIO CASTELLO

GIGLIO CASTELLO  Apri
Loc. GIGLIO CASTELLO GR, ITALIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
23 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
  Area Isola del Giglio, Convento Padri Passionisti, Poggio Pertuso
If you could interrogate the rocks of Giglio Castello , to be telling the stories of the island, they would probably have a story for each sail appeared on the horizon , for each trail of the ship strained the blue Tyrrhenian Sea, for every step that resonated on the cobbles of the village. Since the Middle Ages this village perched , made of colored stones of the earth, launches his gaze between the sky and the waves , breathing in the scent of salt and fennel , listening to the song of the seagulls , we are the Isola del Giglio , precious fragment of ' Tuscan Archipelago , in the Mediterranean in front of the promontory of Argentario. Giglio Castello is a fraction of the island is the oldest and the most high , and as a grandfather a little ' tired but wise, full of memories and serenity, collects most of the real islanders and speaks the local traditions , unlike most of the other places do. Leaning from the panoramic terraces one has the feeling of being on board a ship, from which to admire the vegetation of the island , its jagged edges , patches of turquoise sea and down the coast, the village of Giglio Campese . So much for its sublime setting , as well as for its ancient and precious heart , Giglio Castello is part of the club of the most beautiful villages in Italy . Walking through the winding lanes of the medieval center is like stepping into a country of dolls, in a timeless place , and it seems to be able to forget for a moment the life of all time: here , between steep stairways and stone arches , vases of flowers on entrances of houses , bed sheets as sails hung between a wall and the other one , and some sleepy cat lying in a patch of sun, time flows exquisitely slow , following the dance of the sun , moon and stars. To separate from the rest of the island Giglio Castello there are still imposing walls of a time, perfectly preserved in their massive structure , which runs around the village drawing irregular ellipse . The large stones that make up the walls have adapted to the soil, with some stretches and crenellated battlements added in the sixteenth century , in addition to the ten towers that lined up along the perimeter of the exhibitions . Those with a quadrangular base date back to the Middle Ages , made by the Aldobrandeschis and Pisani , while the semicircular were added during the Renaissance. Among the jewels enclosed within the walls is the church of St. Peter the Apostle , mentioned in documents since the fifteenth century visible but , at present, as it stands seven century . The building is best known for the so-called ' treasure of Pope Innocent XIII ' , coming from his private chapel , the Pope left his chaplain Monsignor Giglio Island Olympian Miliani , which in turn donated it to the church. The most precious treasure is an ivory crucifix attributed to Giambologna , and the shrine of St. Mamiliano .

PARCO DELL'UCCELLINA

PARCO DELL'UCCELLINA  Apri
Loc. PARCO DELLA MAREMMA GROSSETO, PROVINCE OF GROSSETO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
21 Km from PROMONTORIO DELL' ARGENTARIO
Altitude: 74 mt. a.s.l.  Area Albinia, Grosseto, Marina di Grosseto
The Park of Maremma: Over 9800 acres of unspoilt The Park of Maremma was one of the first to be established in Italy in 1975, and is still one of the most fascinating and offers. It stretches for 9,800 acres on the Tuscan coast that connects Principina Talamone, in the province of Grosseto, in the shadow of the mountains dell''Uccellina, characterized by a dense and fascinating Mediterranean. Plants shrubs meet, in the beautiful paths of the park, with rare plants (we note the presence of an endemic exclusive, Limonium etruscum, which takes its name from the people who lived and built the Maremma as we know it today) in a landscape that is noted as the last remnant of ancient swamps, historically important and famous all over the world. The Park of Maremma: the Maremma cowherds Enthusiasts can get in touch, in the Natural Park of Maremma (perhaps best known as the Maremma Natural Park) with the characteristic activities of Maremma cowherds, the old shepherd typical of the area, which is still dedicated to the activities of grazing with indigenous cows and horses.

Excursions and attractions in TOSCANA close to CONVENTO PADRI PASSIONISTI Poggio Pertuso Orbetello Albinia: 'GROSSETO'   'ALBINIA'   'MORELLINO DI SCANSANO'   'SATURNIA'   'PARCO NATURALE DELLA MAREMMA'   'WWF: OASI SAN FELICE'   'ISOLA DEL GIGLIO'   'HOT SPRINGS IN TUSCANY'   'LA FENIGLIA'   'WWF: OASI LAGUNA DI ORBETELLO'   'GIANNUTRI'   'WWF: OASI LAGO DI BURANO'   'SPIAGGIA DI CALA DI FORNO'   'GIGLIO CASTELLO'   'PARCO DELL'UCCELLINA'  

TOSCANA


Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its landscape, artistic heritage and important cities, first of all Florence, make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of world tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless. You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuane Alps and in several protected areas, like Orbetello lagoon, which houses many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets. However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropolis and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories of the Roman Age. Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defence tems, rural churches (the so-called 'pievi') and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant'Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma. Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatment. The provinces of the region are: Florence (regional capital), Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.