Posted by Mikolaj (21/08/15)
A rarely talked about but breathtakingly beautiful area, the Monte Argentario peninsula is the perfect place for a daytrip or two. Offering fresh sea air and stunning views, visitors can expect to find an atmosphere that is far more relaxed that the busy cities of Northern Tuscany.
Monte Argentario is approximately an hour away from Grosetto and the area makes the perfect day trip if you’re staying in a Tuscany villa in the area. If you like the idea of visiting some Tuscan beaches and visiting the coast while away, then here’s where to go.
Porto Santo Stefano
The largest town on the Monte Argentario peninsula is Porto Santo Stefano. The picturesque seaport was once prone to attacks from pirates. A Spanish Forte was built in the 16th century to protect the town and is now home to a permanent exhibition called Submerged Memories.The town is also perfect for nature lovers, especially those who are interested in marine biology, as there are many diving excursions and opportunities to explore the coast. It is best to book these trips in advance and get there early for morning departures.
Porte ErcolePorte Ercole is smaller than Porto Santo Stefano yet still has lots to offer. With stretches of beach that are great for sunbathing and swimming, you can split your visit to Porte Ercole between activities and relaxing. A visit to Forte Stella provides some spectacular views and another glimpse of 16th century history.
OrbetelloAs you drive to visit either Porte Ercole or Porte Santo Stefano, it’s worth stopping off in Obetello. The town is situated in the middle of two lagoons, which offers a beautiful landscape. Visit Laguna di Orbetello for a mesmerising panorama and to see the round windmill that sits in the water, making for a wonderful view.
Whether you’re planning on spending your entire holiday lounging around by the pool or beach, or whether you want to explore everything the region has to offer, To Tuscany has a great selection of villas to choose from. Take a look at our website, or browse our blog for inspiration for your trip.