The easiest way to explore the Maremma is by renting your own car. There are quite a few car rental places strewn across the territory and a basic model will cost you as little as €30 a day, less if you rent it for a week or more.

I know it sounds like too much trouble, but the sights of the Maremma aren't confined to the biggest cities. Every town has its own subtle charm and beauty, and the grand spaces in between are just as splendid and enchanting.

Whether you take your rented car for a spin in the lushest countryside or drive it until you find a deserted beach just for you, it's definitely worth the effort, and - in my case - the work that goes into driving on the right side of the road!

There are too many car rental places to name here, but I've included the main ones and links to their websites. You can order a car and find the address of the different offices online.

Rental companies

  •  HERTZ: Grosseto, Orvieto, Castiglione della Pescaia, Follonica and at the airports in Florence, Pisa, Roma Ciampino and Roma Fiumicino.
  •  AVIS: Grosseto, Orvieto and at the airports in Florence, Pisa, Roma Ciampino and Roma Fiumicino.
  •  MAGGIORECIAO CARS and AUTOEUROPA : at the airports in Florence, Pisa, Roma Ciampino and Roma Fiumicino.
  • EUROPCAR: Grosseto, Follonica and at the airports in Florence, Pisa, Roma Ciampino, Roma Fiumicino.

NB: To rent a car in Italy, you need a full drivers license in English or an international driving permit, which you can get at motoring clubs in your home country.

Also, don't worry too much if you don't want to rent a car, the Maremma isn't completely isolated. Every town and city is connected by a fantastic public transport network, so you can still get around with ease!

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