Fortified villages with sea views

In the vicinity of our agritourisms there are some very interesting fortified villages with sea views. An example is Castiglione della Pescaia, whose historic centre is perched on Mount Petriccio, from where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the typical Tuscan coastline. At the foot of the mountain is the tourist port, the starting point for boat excursions to Elba Island, Capraia, Giglio and the other pearls of the Tuscan archipelago.

This location is perfect for those who enjoy alternating nature and culture. In addition to the natural setting that surrounds the town and the wonderful beaches along the coast, the museums, historical buildings, the Church of San Giovanni Battista and the Castle of Castiglione della Pescaia are also worth a visit. Literature lovers should also visit the tomb of one of the greatest writers of our time: Italo Calvino. You can visit it by going to the town’s municipal cemetery.

If you are looking for delicious dishes to enjoy in breathtaking locations, we recommend you try ‘Il posto pubblico’, an establishment where the cuisine reaches far above average levels.

Another fortified village is Talamone, a hamlet in the municipality of Orbetello, a perfect location for a relaxing and active holiday at the same time. In fact, there is no shortage of opportunities to practice water sports such as kitesurfing or windsurfing, to go fishing, or alternatively to set off by boat to discover some of the most beautiful coves in Tuscany, reachable only by sea. Talamone is truly a small jewel of the Tuscan Maremma, difficult to forget. The only aspect to pay attention to is parking, which is sometimes difficult to find due to the very small size of the village.

Finally, Populonia, one of the oldest and most important Etruscan cities, perched on one of the promontories that make up the Golfo di Baratti, is definitely worth a visit.

Sea, nature and culture come together here, offering tourists an unforgettable and complete experience. Archaeology enthusiasts will find important stimuli in the Populonia and Baratti Archaeology and Nature Park. Definitely worth visiting is the necropolis area in the lower part of Populonia, which includes the San Cerbone necropolis and the Grotte necropolis. On the way up to Upper Populonia, the ancient village is also worth a visit, with its walls, the Rocca, the Etruscan Museum of Populonia (Gasparri Collection) and a breathtaking viewpoint.

If the idea is to stop for something to eat in the village, we suggest you try the osteria ‘La torre di Populonia’, also recommended by Slow Food. Seafood dishes with local fish and land dishes with the best Maremma meat, all enhanced by a wide selection of local and national wines.