Monthly Archives: August 2014

Secret seaside: Parco Naturale della Maremma, Tuscany


One of my favourite stretches of unspoilt Italian coastline lies within the Maremma – a long coastal swathe in southern Tuscany that for centuries was a malarial swamp populated only by a few hardy fishermen and the local cattle rangers known as butteri. The Medici began draining the marshes in the 18th century, but the job wasn’t […]

Castiglione della Pescaia: a beach town in Maremma, Tuscany


If you are one of those people who make decisions at the last minute, you’re probably still wondering where to spend your summer holidays. A simple idea to organize a holiday full of fun, relaxation and nature in Tuscany is Castiglione della Pescaia. Located in southern Tuscany, Castiglione della Pescaia is a scenic seaside resort in the […]