Surroundings

In the Area

 At a distance of 4 km  Massa Marittima, a characteristic medieval town of great artistic interest, once an important mining-town, an important religious center since the IX century.
Its Cathedral, San Cerbone, is a jewel of Romanesque-Gothic architecture (XIII-XIV century), recently restored, declared patrimony of humanity by UNESCO.
At a distance of 4 km, iin the direction of Grosseto, is the legendary and mysterious Lake “Termale dell’Accesa”, also an Etruscan archaeological site.
At a distance of 15 kmis the seaside of Follonica, with its long beautiful beaches protected by the characteristic Mediterranean pine forests. To the north the shore continues with the Park of “Sterpaia”. From Piombino ferries leave every day for the splendid islands of Elba and Capraia.
Proceeding toward the south along the coastal road, through Mediterranean vegetation, pine woods and rock outcroppings, you come to “Punta Ala”, a residential area endowed with a tourist port and sporting facilities, the peninsula which closes the Gulf of Follonica.

At a brief distance is “Castiglione della Pescaia, a famous summer tourist town with an important fishing port. The town is dominated by an Aragonese fortress of the XIV century.
Quite near is the Park of the “Uccellina”, extending from “Marina di Alberese” to “Talamone” which has conserved its natural state thanks to the creation of the Natural Park of the Maremma in 1975. Another place of major attraction is the promontory of “Monte Argentario”, with its high, steep coasts and crystal-clear water, which was an island in the past, but is today connected to the mainland by three strips of earth called “tomboli.”
From the port of Santo Stefano on the promontory of “Monte Argentario”, ferries leave for the picturesque islands of “Giglio” and “Giannutri”

Lago Termale dell'Accesa

Lago Termale dell'Accesa

Lago Termale dell'Accesa

Duomo di Massa Marittima

Duomo di Massa Marittima

Duomo di Massa Marittima

Panoramica di Massa Marittima

Panoramica di Massa Marittima

Panoramica di Massa Marittima

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From the Podere Brenna it is also possible to reach...

Orbetello, an active fishing village where a strip of land divides the lagoon in two, with the important nature reserve of the WWF, rich in flora and fauna.
Not far from Grosseto (50 km) you can visit different Etruscan and medieval archaeological sites, easily reached by roads through the picturesque landscape of the Tuscan hinterland, such as Sovana, a very charming town immersed in the silence of its medieval streets. In the nearby woods is an important Etruscan necropolis with multi-room tombs dating from the IV and III centuries B.C. Sorano is a picturesque medieval town built on a cliff of volcanic tufa rock. Pitigliano is a town built on a massive block of tufa, perforated by ancient Etruscan tombs, constructed from the same material it is built on, with the spectacular appearance of an imposing sculpture of houses seemingly carved from the high stone cliffs on which they rest.
At a distance of some 80 km one can visit Siena, world-renowned for its “Palio” horserace which takes place twice a year - on July 2 and on August 16 - in the stupendous Piazza del Campo, a traditional folk event still very dear to the citizens of each “contrada” (quarter) of the city.

At a distance of some 150 km is Florence, city of art and cradle of the Renaissance, which needs no comment or description.