Costa d’Argento: Argentario, Orbetello, Maremma Tuscany regional park

Costa d’Argento: Argentario, Orbetello, Maremma Tuscany regional park

The Costa d’Argento, the southernmost coastal part of Maremma, is situated between the hills of the Uccellina Nature Park and Lake Burano. It has become a popular target for those in search for the beauty of nature, local traditions and age-old history.

The state road SS1 crosses this area from the hot springs of Osa up to Collina dei Tarocchi. It follows the antique roman consular road Via Aurelia and maintains its name, as well.

The antique town of Capalbio, where ancient rituals and traditions are still alive, from a hilltop guards the territories below and the coastline. Costa d’Argento takes its name from Mount Argentario, which originally was an island and, later, was linked artificially to the mainland by the Tomboli di Feniglia e Giannella. This is where the most popular places for a holidayin the untouched nature are situated.

torre-salineOrbetello with its gigantic city walls reflecting in a large lagoon abounding in fish, features numberless traces from the Etruscan and Roman times and the times of Spanish garrisons. The exclusive peninsula of Ansedonia on a wonderful rocky coast preserves one of the masterpieces of Etruscan civilization, the Tagliata, and remnants of the antique port of Cosa.

giannutriIn front of it there’s an important reference point of nautical tourism, Talamone; even now the ships and boats that retrace the routes of the ancient navigators who left here their traces depart from here, from Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole that are 2 other pearls of the Costa d’Argento.

albegna2The nature predominates over the whole coast: in the natural park of Uccellina, one of the most beautiful in Europe, animal species and plants that are unique and are under protection find the suitable habitat for life and reproduction. Moreover in front of the coast in the crystal sea there are the isles of Giglio and Giannutri with their overhanging rocks and charming coves. From the peak of Amiata opens the view on Lazio mountains, the far isles of Montecristo, Elba and Corsica.