Planning that great Maremman holiday? Wondering what worth's seeing? Or just looking for some advice and insider tips about great restaurants/beaches or must-see attractions?
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Hi Monique, I'm biased, but I would definitely recommend the Maremma. It's beautiful and close to Rome, about 11/2 hrs, and definitely not touristy. Head to my website and check out Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole and Castiglione della Pescaia. They're our most beautiful seaside destinations and are all close to other gorgeous sights in the Maremma in case you get bored of the beach. Just a note, we are not close to Florence, so if you want to make a day trip to the city, it's about 5 hours up and back.
Hi Will, Castiglione della Pescaia has an extremely long strip of beaches that starts from the edges of towns and stretches to our capital, Grosseto. As for beautiful landscape, you're right next door to Diaccia Botrona - a nature reserve famous for its flamingoes. I know about a contemporary art park in the area. It's called Giardino Viaggio Di Ritorno by a local artist called Rodolfo Lacquaniti. He uses recycled materials to make massive sculptures and is pretty media savvy, so he might be interested in letting you shoot in his art garden.
There's an art school in Grosseto and might be able to help or at least organise to travel to Castiglione della Pescaia to run an outdoor painting course: http://signorinisimona.wix.com/artisteggiando