Maremma: a taste of the Tuscan wild west

Aug 28, 2022 268

BY: Elena Valeriote

For people all over the world–including those who have never traveled to Italy–the mere mention of Tuscany brings to mind images of rolling hills ribboned with cypress tree-lined roads and tables set with thick cuts of bistecca fiorentina and glasses of Chianti wine. Few, however, know about the beautiful landscapes and excellent food of Maremma, the region along the southern border of Tuscany. 

Located about halfway between Florence and Rome, Maremma is not far from Italy’s top travel destinations, but it continues to remain off the beaten path as a car is needed to appreciate all that it has to offer. Though it covers around just 5000 km2 of land in Tuscany and Lazio, Maremma is made up of mountains, marshlands, pine forests, sandy beaches and much more.

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