From the Colline Metallifere to the Argentario, the wonderful islands and amazing coastlines dotted with beaches and small bays, to the gentle inland hillsides with their medieval towns and archaeological sites, the Maremma has the power to make all who visit feel immediately at ease.
Here visitors can indulge in pristine, unspoilt countryside while enjoying all possible modern comforts.
Punta Ala and the surrounding areas have reaped the rewards of a strong business drive, which successfully valorised the territory as far back as the 1950s, once its enormous potential as a tourist attraction was recognised.
Here everyone can choose how to spend their holiday, safe in the knowledge that it will be unforgettable regardless.
Those who prefer privacy and relaxation can count on the many beaches and inlets accessible only by sea, which guarantee the utmost privacy, or choose to regenerate at the historic thermal baths in Saturnia.
Maremma is essentially a nature reserve, suitable for any outdoor sport, from easy strolls to energetic hikes, or snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear coastal and island seabeds.
The Roccastrada Trekking trail for example, is 120 kilometres long and winds through the provinces of Grosseto and Siena. It can be followed on foot, on a mountain bike or on horseback, and passes through some of the most beautiful natural areas of the Maremma. The excellent road-signs and well-equipped refreshment areas make each point of this itinerary a must fans of the great outdoors.
For those who prefer diving, the best seabeds are to found on the Island of Giglio at Cala Cupa, Cala dell’Allume and Capel Rosso or on the island of Giannutri at Archetti, Punta Scalette and in Nasim II.
Other favourite diving spots are Cala dei Santi, the Scoglio dell'Argentarola and the Isolotto di Portoercole near the Argentario as well as the Secca di Zi' Paolo and Formica Grande at Castiglione della Pescaia.
In addition to the prestigious Punta Ala Golf Club, golfing enthusiasts can tee off on the greens of the Argentario, Terme di Saturnia and Toscana Golf Club in Gavorrano.
Punta Ala is also world famous for its historic Yacht Club and its highly-acclaimed Sailing School.
Those who prefer a livelier setting can choose from a wide range of nightclubs and rendez-vous, many of which still retain the exclusive yet carefree ambience so typical of the 1960s Dolce Vita.
The area around Castiglione della Pescaia is a favourite with young fashionistas, while Argentario bars and clubs are more exclusive and are generally frequented by a more adult clientele.
The number of discos and clubs has dropped in the last few years, but the overall quality is better than ever.
There are also a myriad of bars, such as the ones in Castello on the Island of Gigli, that serve aperitifs and are excellent rendez-vous points.