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Maremma, the South Western Corner of Tuscany

Pauline Kenny

The Maremma, in the south western corner of Tuscany is different from the rest of Tuscany. It is wide open landscape and sparsely populated. This area has Tuscan cowboys (or so they say, I have never seen one). We like to spend time on Monte Argentario, on the coast in the southern most part of Tuscany. The Maremma is inland from there.

Maremma Park

Tuscany. Maremma Park sign. 06/00

This is a little warning to warning those who wander to this area (like we did). In June 2000, this park was only open a few days a week; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Even then they limit the number of people into the park, so get there early in the day. There are supposed to be some great walking trails, things to explore and beaches. We don't know, because the day we went there, they were closed.

Our translation of the sign:

Regional Park of the Maremma
Entrance to the Woods
Visiting days: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Something about tickets and parking - maybe you get your tickets at the information office.
The natural heritage is everyone's heritage.

Resources

www.parco-maremma.it: Parco Regionale della Maremma (in Italian)

www.parks.it/parco.maremma: Parco Naturale della Maremma (in Italian and English)

www.slowtrav.com/tr/tripreport.asp?tripid=491: Maremma: Lost in a Tuscan Kansas, trip report by Alice Twain, September 2004. Alice and her family spent a week in an agriturismo in the Maremma. Read the report for lots of good details about this area.

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