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Best Places to Eat
» Grantosco ( Click here )
» Il Pellicano ( Click here )
» Il Tufo Allegro ( Click here )
» La Tana del Brillo Parlante ( Click here )
Best Places to Stay
» La Fattoria di Tatti ( Click here )
» Le Camere del Ceccottino ( Click here )
» Montebelli Agriturismo & Country Hotel ( Click here )
» Pieve di Caminino ( Click here )
Day 1: Città del Tufa
Though the Etruscans have left their mark on towns, cities and landscapes throughout this region, the
southeast corner is a particularly rich repository of their heritage. Make your way to picturesque Pit-
igliano, where you should have lunch, and then explore the neighbouring settlements of Sorano and
Sovana to see Etruscan necropolises, visit archaeological museums and explore a network of mysteri-
ous vie cave (sunken roads). If there's any time left in your day, consider a brief stop at the Società
Agricola Terenzi to sample its award-winning Morellino di Scansano.
Day 2: Parco Regionale della Maremma
Head to this regional park to walk, bicycle, canoe or horse-ride through the wild natural scenery.
While here, enjoy a farm experience at Agienza Regionale Agricola di Alberese, where the famous
butteri (Maremmese cowboys) ride the range. At the end of the day, consider visiting the quirky
Giardino dei Tarocchi, a sculpture garden near Capalbio.
Day 3: Massa Marittima
Not many tourists make it to this medieval hill town crowning the Colline Metallifere (metal-produ-
cing hills) at the top end of the region, but that's their loss. Spend the morning wandering the narrow
streets and handsome piazzas of the historic centre (be sure to visit the duomo ) before moving on to
explore the geologically fascinating sites around Monterotondo Marittimo, or the Etruscan-era settle-
ment at Vetulonia.
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