Discover lesser Tuscany: come to Maremma. Are you tired of the usual trips that offer the art cities of Tuscany? Are you ready to experience a different kind of vacation?
Here is a guide to appreciate the Tuscan Maremma and thus avoid the hustle and bustle of the major centers.
Nothing to say about the beauty of Tuscany. For many, however, Tuscany stops at the cities that most represent it, and in doing so they ignore that there is a unique world to know, explore, and experience.
Outside the cities there is a hidden Tuscany
San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Chianti, Pienza, Montepulciano, and the Crete Senesi are the most famous "minor" towns and territories that are often combined with art cities.
These are destinations already extensively traveled by the most knowledgeable tourists eager to deepen their knowledge of Tuscany.
But as it happens they offer, to so much beauty, also an uncomfortable turnout to say the least.
This is a reason to roll up your sleeves and discover with us an equally beautiful but alternative Tuscany to the programs of the big tour operators.
Standing in line for hours to see Michelangelo's David is not pleasant.
Longer and longer lines await visitors, and visits often impose set times that do not please.
Then we propose that you take the car and move to the Tuscan Maremma.
Here in front of a masterpiece of nature, you will find many man-made masterpieces that are unknown to many and that you can admire in absolute calm and freedom.
Massa Marittima, not far from Follonica, has a cathedral too large for such a small town.
This is not an anomaly but the reality of a center that even in medieval times was very much alive in terms of copper and silver trade.
A visit inside the church will have you admiring the Maestà by Duccio di Buoninsegna, the Crucifix by Segna di Bonaventura, and the fresco of the Madonna Enthroned.
We assure you that the whole will not include a single tail.
From Massa Marittima you are just a step away from other beauties. The Cistercian Abbey of San Galgano, an example of late Romanesque architecture of unparalleled value.
But it is in small remote countries that you can find many unexplored resources. Countries worth visiting you will find many.
Each of these countries offers a special feature of definite interest.
Certainly it is very important to be addressed well, and that is why we recommend that you be careful where you spend your stay.
The advice is to avoid city hotels. Better to turn to country facilities such as agritourism or resorts.
Be careful because each hotel category has its own philosophy. Our advice is to turn to a luxury farmhouse or a charming resort that can guarantee good service.
Among all of them we recommend the following Le Versegge Resort & Restaurant, a small rural hamlet, former school and farm, now a pleasant residence, ideal for a relaxing vacation. Last but not least: follow the Last minute offers that are always very advantageous and often include a free Welcome Dinner in the traditional Re Sugo restaurant.