These medieval towns, perfectly preserved, are custodians of a rich archeological patrimony left to us by the Etruscans: necropoli, fortresses and ancient walls. Built on clifftops, they are as fascinating and mysterious as is the history of this ancient civilization.
Rich with Etruscan art, these small towns are important archeological sites and close to Hotel Fontermosa. Here you can find examples of characteristic etruscan tombs decorated with beautiful frescos.
Very near Capalbio you find “Il Giardino dei Tarocchi”, a fantasy garden of vivacious art installations by Niki Saint Phalle.
This place is untouched by time or space. Here you will encounter your own fantasies with the “sfinx”. Mirrors and colors form long immaginary paths.
Siena is slightly less than 100 km from Hotel Fontermosa driving on a 4 lane roadway for more than half the distance. It is worth the trip to see rolling hills covered thickly by typical mediterranean woods, olive groves and vineyards a landscape that has been loved and celebrated by writers, painters and poets, for the most part foreigners, through the centuries.
Grosseto is only 25 km from Hotel Fontermosa. It has one of the most beautiful and well conserved fortified city walls in all of Italy, second only to Lucca. These fortified walls encircle the city forming almost a perfect hexagon.
Orbetello, a small town important historically, also gives its name to a lagoon, unique of its kind, and an oasis of the WWF. The Natural Reserve of Orbetello, extends for 800 acres and includes 300 acres of saltwater swamp where many species of wildlife can be observed.
Talamone is a picturesque fishing village situated at the southern tip of the Uccellina mountains. Alberese and Talamone are the two points of entry for the natural park of the Maremma.
Visible from the hotel, this promontory is world famous for the beauty of its cliffs and sea shore. A visit should be made to the Spanish Fortress that dominates the ancient town of Porto Ercole, which, with Porto Santo Stefano, remain unforgettable sites.
Guided tours are available into the Natural Park of the Uccellina, famous natural reserve of the maremma, with personalized itineraries from the simplest to the most difficult.
A mini-cruise by motor boat, will take you to the Island of Giannutri with its crystalline waters and uncontaminated nature. Even the ancient Romans valued the stunning beauty of this Island, so much so that they settled there building marvelous villas decorated with black and white mosaic.
You will also visit the Island of Giglio, an enchanting setting with a small medieval town where the everyday life of local fishermen merges with tourists who come from all parts of the world.
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