For centuries, Tuscany has been the classic holiday destination, with its enchanting beauty and a plethora of connections to the past. Scattered country estates, romantic villages, Tuscan cuisine and the exquisite wines leave a unique impression. The CORDIAL Hotel & Golf Resort Pelagone is the perfect base for discovering Tuscany, and the Maremma in particular. Visit Siena, Pisa, Florence or the “eternal city” of Rome. Get to know the Tuscan way of life in idyllic vineyards and hilltop villages such as Massa Marittima, Montalcino or Scansano. The nearby island of Elba is also definitely worth a visit.
In the national park, you can watch the native Maremmana cows with their impressive horns as they are cared for in their natural habitat by Tuscan cowboys: the Butteri. Go for long, relaxing walks along untouched beaches. Old Etruscan towns, wonderful bathing inlets and structures from the middle ages are just as much a part of the Maremma as its unique fauna and flora.
- Tarot garden by Niki de Saint Phalle: This sculpture garden by the French artist is a fascinating artwork to explore and be amazed by.
- Aquapark in Follonica: water fun for families with children!
- Etruscan museum: The museum in Volterra houses a rich collection of antique sculptures, ceramics, weapons, vessels and mosaics.
- Aquarium Mondo Marino: Take a look into the depths of the seas in Valpiana.
Vineyards in Tuscany
Tuscany is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in Italy. The region’s main grape variety is the Sangiovese grape. World-famous Tuscan wines such as Chianti are mostly produced from this variety. Also highly recommended are the Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Visit the vineyard in the Montereggio di Massa Marittima DOC area. Here you’ll find first class wines as well as one of the best olive oils in the Maremma. The wines are served with typical Maremma wine-tasting specialities. An unforgettable experience for every visitor to Tuscany.
Olive oil – Tuscan gold
Visiting a “frantoio” (oil press), you’ll discover how valuable olive oil is harvested and processed. This delicate oil is not only an irreplaceable ingredient in cooking and beauty products, but was also considered to be an important medicine even in ancient times. Soil quality, olive type, climate, growing and harvesting methods make this Tuscan olive oil a top-class product.
The natural features of the Grosseto province offer many possibilities for hiking, riding and trekking. The beauty of this wilderness is most impressive. You can still run into foxes and wild boar here. Discover hidden bays, wade across endlessly long sandy beaches and enjoy the primordial landscape. Visit one of the many inviting farmhouses for a comfortable break and delicious Maremma specialities in a warm and welcoming environment.