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.


the Maremma is divided into 5 areas, each so distinct and different, they could be regions in their own right

1. Metalliferous Hills

2. Grosseto & the coast

3. Amiata Mountain

4. Argentario Coast

5. Fiora Valley 




this isn’t Wikipedia. All the information, tidbits and advice come from an expat who actually lives in the Maremma.


the best of the best. The sights that you simply can’t miss in the Maremma, Tuscany.

Saturnia hot springs

There is no denying that the Maremma’s most popular tourist attraction is the Saturnia hot springs. To be honest, it’s the entire reason why you’re planning a trip the Maremma. Right? Don’t stress! It was the first thing that caught my eye when I arrived too. And why wouldn’t it? It’s the world’s most beautiful FREE hot spring. Practically paradise on earth and it doesn’t cost a cent. 

Since I get so many emails and questions about the Saturnia hot springs, I thought I would put together a mini guide with everything you need to know before you visit.

Check out our mini guide


hamlets, beaches, mountains and more. The Maremma has it all.


the most delicious dishes and impossible-to-put-down wines for your vacation.


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