When you Google “Maremma Italy” you get very little. After all, this small, secluded region in Tuscany's south isn’t on any Contiki tour circuit, but that’s a good thing... trust me.
Far from the bright lights of Florence and Siena the Maremma is not, like much of Italy these days, choked by a ratio of 5 tourists to 1 local. The region is instead one of the very few territories left in Italy that remains true to its ancient peasant roots, uncontaminated by the tourist explosion.
I don't want to sound cliché, but the feeling of 'dolce vita' still resounds in the quaint medieval towns spotted all over the Maremma. Separated by thick forests of chestnuts and sprawling green fields of olive groves and vineyards that stretch to the sea, these towns are like they’re own little world, immersed in a unique and rich history and culture, where everyone knows everyone and peace, quiet and good homemade food and wine are king.
Pieces of history, these beautiful communities transport you back to the grand past of Italy, and whilst they may not have the beautiful boutiques of Milan, they are unbelievable to behold because they are, from the grandest churches to the smallest houses, exactly as they were in the Medieval and Renaissance eras.
Coming to the Maremma, I didn't know what to expect. But I quickly became besotted with its unpretentious charm, sweet-natured people and simple beauty. Nothing compares to its splendour and tranquillity, its breathtaking landscape, delicious food and picturesque towns.
So I moved to Maremma and decided to create this website. To put down in words my love for the region and, as a besotted-foreigner-turned-local, let you in on its secrets...so that you too can experience the ‘meraviglia’ of this incredible region. Enjoy!