Discovering the villages near Follonica: here's where to go

Villages in Maremma: discover the most authentic Tuscany.

If you are thinking of spending a weekend away, what better opportunity than to discover the villages of the Maremma? So here's a mini-guide for you to follow for things to see near Follonica and better organize your vacation.

Above Follonica. Starting from the northern end of the Gulf of Follonica, you could drop by Massa Marittima.

In cold weather then you know, spas are always nice to try and a hot bath in Venturina Terme might be a good idea to warm up a bit.

A few kilometers from this small town is then Campiglia Marittima, a borgodove to get lost in the narrow alleys of the center and end up reaching the fortress that dominates the entire valley.

If you prefer then to look out to sea, you can take a look at a couple of towns on the Mediterranean: Populonia, overlooking the small Gulf of Baratti complete with a fortress, and Piombino, a perfect dock to make a getaway to Elba Island and "isolate" yourself in every sense of the word.

Near Follonica, you can find Scarlino with its 13th-century Rocca Pisana fortress in front of which the Archaeological Park opens; and Gavorrano a village in the upper Maremma surrounded by acres of Mediterranean scrub and the Parco Minerario Naturalistico, created as a result of the inactivity of the mining sites.

Below Follonica. On the other hand, if you are a winter sea lover, Punta Ala is the right opportunity to treat yourself to a landscape of unmistakable beauty and unparalleled historical-naturalistic value.

Among the most popular towns, Castiglion della Pescaia has a prominent place, but don't forget to see the delightful villages of Vetulonia, Tirli, and Buriano with its medieval castle.

Le Versegge: peaceful sleep near Follonica

A little further inland is Braccagni, a small town in the province of Grosseto.

Here, among the silent hills in the heart of Maremma, the resort of the noble Guicciardini Corsi Salviati family stands out: Le Versegge Resort&Restaurant, an entire complex of ancient dwellings converted into a luxury agritourism.

Whether you prefer a B&B solution or comfortable Suites, in this charming resort you will feel at home: you will find a welcome worthy of the Tuscan tradition!

What about good food? It's really no joke!

In fact, an outstanding restaurant is also included in the complex, Re Sugo, not coincidentally referred to as "a window to the Maremma of taste." A must try, at least once in a lifetime!

Villages in Maremma: discover the most authentic Tuscany

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