Maremma, in Tuscany, has always been synonym of nature. To say this are its infinite country sides, many natural parks, endless golden beaches, silent pinewoods, crystal clear sea, smalls historical villages.
Hence, a brief stay or vacation in this land, even out of season, becomes something very regenerating, pure outdoor relax because here it’s the nature that dictates the time and rhythms of daily life.
The Maremma is a very vast land, around 5.000 kmq, that comprehends part of Tuscany and Lazio. A territory of endless beauty where mankind settled down since the dawn of history, respecting and contemplating its lands.
Firstly, the Etruscans and then the Romans have approached this land with finesse and discretion, without destroying what of marvelous nature had created.
The traces of these civilizations are easily recognizable in the necropolis, fortresses, bastions, abbeys, churches that characterize the landscape, giving it a hint of magical and suggestive.
THE MAREMMA AND THE HORSE, AN UNBREAKABLE BINOMY
One of the best ways to get to know this land is by horseback riding. The Maremman horse is one of the symbols of this land.
Strong and stout, it’s the inseparable work companion of “butteri”(the local cowboys) and it’si the ideal partner for a real horse experience across the Mediterranean woods, countrysides and golden beaches.
For instance, one of the best walks extends itself from the Natural Reserve of the Bandite di Scarlino and it leads to the Cala Violina beach, between Follonica and Punta Ala, one of the most beautiful beaches of the whole Maremma, characterized by white sand and a crystal-clear sea.
During the path, it is likely to spot wild animals, but the most fascinating thing are the endless Mediterranean woods, the intense perfumes of wine yards and olive groves, the fresh sea breeze that caresses the skin, all elements that transmit a sense of calm and wellness.
A COUPLE OF GOOD ADDRESSES WITH THE HORSE EXPERIENCE
VillaFattoria Granducale, in the inside of the rural estate of Albarese (Gr), it offers comfortable accommodation in the farmhouse, the ideal location for whom would like to closely observe the cowboys butteri participating in their activities, including horseback riding and tasting their rich local cuisine.
The Sense Experience Resort, immersed in a natural park of 5 acres on the seaside, in the Follonica gulf a stone’s throw from the suggestive area of Torre Mozza, it is a new complex which faces the sea, and it has a private beach. The park preserves secular plants and trees, and it is surrounded by beautiful sand dunes, wholly requalified and preserved. The resort offers a totally immersive experience with the local nature, from the various chosen materials for the diverse rooms’ typologies to the restaurant dishes made with local products to end with the experiences that are offered to guests, including stunning horseback rides.