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Travelling around the taste: typical Tuscan dishes, local products, recipes, all colors and flavors of the Maremma and Mediterranean traditions.

Baracchino di Rodano: eat local, feel at home

The perfect place on the road between Punta Ala and Scarlino where you can sample the flavours of the Maremma. The Baracchino di Rodano serves delicious genuine dishes of “slow”…

The perfect place on the road between Punta Ala and Scarlino where you can sample the flavours of the Maremma. The Baracchino di Rodano serves delicious genuine dishes of “slow” or even “fast” food, but the quality is always top-notch.

  • Cuisine: Tuscan countryside tradition
  • Products: cold cuts, cheeses, local vegetable in oil
  • Price range: €15 – €25
  • Opening times: open every day from 8:30am to 8pm
  • Atmosphere: wholesome

Hard to miss. On the road from Punta Ala to Scarlino, between signposts and gaudy flowers, sits the Baracchino di Rodano, a culinary pitstop for many new and old visitors to the Maremma, some of whom have been faithful customers for at least thirty years.

I taglieri

I taglieri

Light-years from the promises of designer furnishings and inviting menus, here everything is authentic and genuine. The shelves are lined with typical products from the area, largely from the family’s farm or coming from local manufacturers.

They have a vast range of cold cuts and cheeses. The selection of fennel, cabbage, courgettes and beans in oil or vinegar are another product added to enrich the mixed platters. All you need is a glass (or two) of wine and it’s done. The more demanding stomachs can be satisfied with a grand finale of ricotta cheese tart – their speciality

La torta di ricotta

La torta di ricotta

The Baracchino di Rodano emanates a family atmosphere: that of the family who created it, that of the people who work here and the customers themselves.

The story starts with Signor Vilio, a farmer with 460 peach trees and a few cows. He sold peaches and milk, travelling round the local towns on his motorbike. But then he made a decision: “I will open a Baracchino, that way the customers will come to me”. From that moment on the farm expanded and increased the variety of the products cultivated in the fields surrounding the Baracchino.

Formaggi locali

Formaggi locali

The family’s tradition was carried on by Vilio’s son and daughter-in-law, Marzia. If you decide to try out the Baracchino, you will probably find her welcoming you, joking and sharing stories with her very loyal clients, some of whom return years later to catch up, to eat, to see their photo in the photo album that is the pride and joy of Marzia and her colleagues.

That’s right, because often there is a photo opportunity with customers that ends up printed in the “family album” of the Baracchino di Rodano.

Agriristoro il Baracchino di Rodano .

Opening times: every day from 8:30am – 8pm

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Relais Torre Mozza, where tradition goes gourmet

A period residence where you can find a top-quality restaurant and immerge your senses in the flavours and colours of the Tuscan coast. Cuisine: traditional, gourmet Products: fish, meat Price…

A period residence where you can find a top-quality restaurant and immerge your senses in the flavours and colours of the Tuscan coast.

Cuisine: traditional, gourmet

Products: fish, meat

Price range: €35 – €50

Opening times: open every day for dinner, closed on Tuesdays

Atmosphere: elegant, romantic, chic

Torre Mozza is an icon of the Maremma coastline, where visitors are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a swim in the water in the shadow of a fort built to overlook the coast against Saracen invasion.

Torre Mozza

Torre Mozza

This ancient piece of seafront architecture is today home to the enchanting Torre Mozza Relais Follonica, a restaurant characterised by excellent cuisine where the culinary tradition of the Maremma coast is exalted by touches of gourmet creativity.

Classified in some guides of the sector as one of Italy’s best restaurants, the cuisine of Torre Mozza includes traditional Maremma dishes that have been revisited and enriched by the flair of refined gourmet cuisine, made up of delicacy, colour and edible flowers. It is the tale of a deep-rooted territorial identity that is open to innovation and translates into an inviting menu offering both fish- and meat- based dishes.

I piatti

I piatti

This sensorial experience is further amplified by the splendid sea view stretching towards the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, and the elegant furnishings that are perfectly integrated in the historical structure, where the stone walls and open beams bear witness to the noble splendour of times gone by.

Torre Mozza in fact has a centuries-old history: it was built on commission by the Appiani family from Piombino in the 1500s who lived here to supervise the arrival of mineral resources from Elba Island.
Today the structure is an attraction for all five senses, where you can immerse yourself in the flavours, aromas and colours of the sea.

I piatti del Torre Mozza

I piatti del Torre Mozza

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tel +0565-252102

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Follonica: dinner on the white sands of Maremma

A meal of seafood on Follonica’s seafront and a walk along the beach – the perfect end to the perfect day in the Tuscan Maremma. Follonica, Italy is one of…

A meal of seafood on Follonica’s seafront and a walk along the beach – the perfect end to the perfect day in the Tuscan Maremma.

Follonica, Italy is one of the seaside jewels of the coastal Maremma, renowned for its white sands, crystalline waters and the true flavours of the sea. Just a few kilometres from Punta Ala and Castiglione della Pescaia, it is the perfect place to enjoy a fish dinner on the seafront.

Lido balneare di Follonica

Lido balneare di Follonica

A number of top-rate restaurants face directly onto the beach, places where the salty air fills the rooms, the perfect accompaniment to the flavours of local cuisine; you can find tradition and the relaxing atmosphere so typical of seaside towns in the Oscar Club, renowned for its fried dishes, and in the La Baracca, whose flavoursome dishes are brought to life with colourful aesthetic touches and where you can eat on the sand itself.

Ristorante Oscar Club.

Ristorante Oscar Club.

If you are looking for gourmet romance the Relais Torre Mozza is the place for you. This striking residence on the seafront offers breath-taking views over the wide, intense blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Tramonto sul mare.

Tramonto sul mare.

  • Oscar Club:

+39 0566-52588

  • La Baracca:

+39 0566-40750, +39 339-4661111

  • Relais Torre Mozza:

+39 0565-252102

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Rocca di Frassinello winery: Renzo Piano’s masterpiece

Top of the range wines, colourful landscapes and throwbacks to the past all in a single experience discovering this winery masterpiece. A visit to the Cantina Rocca di Frassinello means…

Top of the range wines, colourful landscapes and throwbacks to the past all in a single experience discovering this winery masterpiece.

A visit to the Cantina Rocca di Frassinello means abandoning the usual concept of a wine-tasting tour and accessing a more artistic and historical dimension in a full-bodied experience.
The structure, designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano, is immersed in almost 90 hectares of splendid vineyards and is without a doubt one of the most beautiful artistic wineries in Maremma and Tuscany.

Rocca di Frassinello

Rocca di Frassinello

Located on one of the highest hills in Gavorrano, Rocca di Frassinello dominates the surrounding vineyards as fare as the eye can see, all the way to a glimpse of the sea on the horizon. Wine lovers are treated to a preview of genuine Tuscan flavours with the colours of the vines, and nature opens its arms to you as you sit outside and taste her fruits.

Wine lovers will be keen to enter the wide range of varieties produced in the winery: among the famous Italian grapes cultivated here the Sangiovese and Vermentino are worth a mention as well as some very unique and famous French grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Shiraz.

Vista sulla struttura di Renzo Piano e sulle vigne.

Vista sulla struttura di Renzo Piano e sulle vigne.

Lovers of art and architecture, on the other hand, will find themselves admiring this creation by Renzo Piano, Italy’s top architect.

The idea behind the winery is that of a true monumental work of art, but its main attraction is the main hall: the beating heart of the production where they keep the barriques of wine at rest. The Barricaia – as it is known – is an underground room below a large, column-less ceiling; its large steps around the walls give visitors the impression of having walked into a beautiful auditorium or the ancient amphitheatres of classic tradition, and conceal tables that can be pulled out and set for enjoyable and unique samplings.

Another peculiarity is the internal frame of the hall, which allows the most curious visitors to witness all the phases and functions of the winery’s production cycle

Una sala dove degustare un ottimo vino, in un'atmosfera magica.

Una sala dove degustare un ottimo vino, in un’atmosfera magica.

But the Rocca di Frassinello is also home to some wonderful historical pieces: we find ourselves in the middle of an exhibition, a small museum containing valuable archaeological findings discovered over the years in the neighbouring Etruscan site.
Visitors can discover the remains of the ancient Etruscan necropolis in an exhibition set up by architect Italo Rota, designer of the Wine Pavilion at Expo and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

This artistic winery has expertly blended the already wonderful strong points of the territory in a single immersive experience: an occasion that lovers of good wine, art and archaeology simply cannot afford to miss.

Open daily with the following timetable:

  • spring/summer from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm
  • autumn/winter from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm

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Wine tasting in Tuscany: Petra, the masterpiece winery.

The perfect weekend between nature, architecture and wine-making, the Cantina Petra is one of the most famous artistic wineries in the Maremma. Protected by the magnificent Metalliferous hills in Val…

The perfect weekend between nature, architecture and wine-making, the Cantina Petra is one of the most famous artistic wineries in the Maremma.

Protected by the magnificent Metalliferous hills in Val di Cornia and enveloped in the green heart of the Maremma vines, the Tenuta Petra Winery is an unmissable destination for wine lovers.
A visit to the estate does not only mean the fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the typical Maremma countryside, but also the chance to sample the great Cantina Petra wines, enjoying a unique scenery in which architecture and nature meld together in an artistic winery designed by Mario Botta.

Una vista dall'alto della cantina

Una vista dall’alto della cantina

The estate – which includes both the architectural masterpiece as well as the wine-production business – is immersed in 300 extraordinarily beautiful hectares of vines.

Its undoubtable charm lies in how completely it is integrated with the surrounding landscape: constructed with a single main body, the rest of the winery is almost entirely dug into the hill. The vinification process is undertaken in the cylindrical structure while underground you can find the ageing tunnels, a place reserved for the barriques and, at the end of a long corridor that reaches to a massive wall of rock, the Rivadossi Altar: this is the part of the winery dedicated to meetings and reflection.

Particolare dell'interno della cantina

Particolare dell’interno della cantina

Easily recognisable from the exterior thanks to the majestic stairway that leads from the vineyards to the very top, the architectural structure guarantees a breath-taking view that visitors can enjoy in complete relaxation from the external terrace, with a view over the vineyards that stretches over the Tyrrhenian Sea all the way to the islands nearby.

Another hidden jewel of the winery is the two “enchanted” spots which have greatly influenced the wine-producing history of the area of Suvereto: the Princess’ Vine and Princess Elisa’s Garden. Created by commission of Elisa Bonaparte for this area of the Maremma, the ancient designs for the vineyard and the herb garden were followed to the letter: in the garden, visitors are overcome by the perfume of the herbs which seems to fill the air with a veil of magic.

La vigna di Elisa Bonaparte

La vigna di Elisa Bonaparte

The winery’s restaurant, open upon reservation, gives you the chance to sample and rediscover the flavours and aromas of Tuscan tradition, tasting local typical products together with the perfect choice of Petra wine.
Tenuta Petra and its Winery are synonymous with hospitality and discovery, and represent an unmissable experience for experts and the merely curious alike amongst the aromas, flavours and the greenery of the Maremma.

Information:

The winery is open every day from 9am to 7pm.

Telephone number:  +39 0565 845308

Email: visit@petrawine.it

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Le Mortelle winery: the elegance and tradition of wine-making in Tuscany

A first-class winery that produces wine through gravity-flow, dug into the Maremma hills just a stone’s throw from the sea of Castiglione della Pescaia. The Cantina Le Mortelle is a…

A first-class winery that produces wine through gravity-flow, dug into the Maremma hills just a stone’s throw from the sea of Castiglione della Pescaia.

The Cantina Le Mortelle is a sought-after destination for those looking to discover the elegant charm of the Tuscan vineyards of the Maremma. Between flourishing lands and a breath-taking view over the coast on the horizon, the estate is home to ancient know-how and the story of a real “wine family” that has passed down from generation to generation, located a short distance from Castiglione della Pescaia.

La cantina

La cantina

From the top of its hill, the winery dominates the entire estate and looks out towards the splendid 170 hectares of flourishing vineyard; there are plenty of things to do, including a taste of Tuscany food and wine tour where you can visit the winery and also enjoy lunch here.

The true beauty of the winery is its close relationship with the land: thanks to its partially underground cylindrical shape and its division over three levels, the structure allows for an exclusively gravity-flow productive cycle, in full respect of environmental sustainability.

Le botti all'interno della cantina

From the top of its hill, the winery dominates the entire estate and looks out towards the splendid 170 hectares of flourishing vineyard; there are plenty of things to do, including a taste of Tuscany food and wine tour where you can visit the winery and also enjoy lunch here.

The true beauty of the winery is its close relationship with the land: thanks to its partially underground cylindrical shape and its division over three levels, the structure allows for an exclusively gravity-flow productive cycle, in full respect of environmental sustainability.

Il panorama dalla cantina

Il panorama dalla cantina

Visitors are free to access each level where they can witness all the phases of wine production: from the moment the grapes arrive on the top level, to the vinification in the middle floor to the lower basement floor where the wine is aged in barrique or bottles, away from the light and safe in the very heart of the hill.

A visit to Le Mortelle is a visit of discovery of one of the most ancient wine-producing traditions on Tuscany’s wine map: a true temple to wine, from its majestic architecture to its efficient production.

Open daily with the following timetable: 

  • spring/autumn from 10am to 5pm 
  • summer from 10am to 8pm  

For more information and to book a guided visit of the Antinori winery:  

visite@lemortelle.it, +39 0564 944003  |  +39 347 4610704 

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Wine tasting Tuscany: Rocca di Montemassi

From the wine-producing company to the museum of Rural Civilisation, the Tenuta di Montemassi bears testimony to the history and ancient country traditions of the Tuscan Maremma. Hidden away in an enchanting corner…

From the wine-producing company to the museum of Rural Civilisation, the Tenuta di Montemassi bears testimony to the history and ancient country traditions of the Tuscan Maremma.

Hidden away in an enchanting corner of the Tuscan Maremma near Roccastrada in Italy and just a short distance from the famous Castello di Montemassi rises the Tenuta di Montemassi: an historical manor estate which today produces wine, overlooking the surrounding vineyards.  
Immersed in the heart of the wine-producing landscape of Italy’s Maremma between the Colline Metallifere and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the estate stretches out for 430 hectares – of these, 180 are set aside for the vines: a sight to satisfy the senses and pique the palate of wine-lovers.
 

The Cantina Rocca di Montemassi is the heart of this place. Restored to its former splendour, its vines today host native varieties of the Maremma – such as Sangiovese and Vermentino – as well as other important international grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  

All'interno è possibile effettuare una degustazione di vini

All’interno è possibile effettuare una degustazione di vini

Wandering around the estate means immersing yourself completely in the enchantment of the surrounding landscape, marked by the intense green of the olive groves and maritime pines around the lake.

A real natural oasis and pure enjoyment for the palate: at the Enoteca della Rocca di Montemassi, in fact, you can sample all the products in the wine cellar, listening to the sommelier talk and discovering all the secrets that lie behind the production of each of the wines on offer.    

Particolare della tenuta

Particolare della tenuta

Another jewel of the estate is the Museum of Rural Civilisation: a permanent exhibition of more than three thousand ancient objects (from the historical objects of wine cellars of the past, to the tools of the woodcutter, carpenter and builder) passing through the oldest and most genuine traditions of the culture and civilisation of Tuscan agriculture.  

Visitors to Maremma simply cannot miss the chance to visit this legendary Tuscan wine cellar with its glorious past.  

Il Museo della civiltà Rurale

Rocca di Montemassi: 

For information and to book a guided visit and wine tasting in the wine cellar:  

  • Telephone:  +39 0444 640160 

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Restaurant Gli Attortellati: typical, 0 km cuisine

One of the most renowned agricultural companies in Tuscany. In the Grosseto Maremma area, traditional flavours reflecting local agricultural know-how in organic and gluten-free versions.  Cuisine: Tuscan  Typical dish: Home-made tortelli Products: organic, 0 km, meat…

One of the most renowned agricultural companies in Tuscany. In the Grosseto Maremma area, traditional flavours reflecting local agricultural know-how in organic and gluten-free versions. 

  • Cuisine: Tuscan 
  • Typical dish: Home-made tortelli
  • Products: organic, 0 km, meat and cold cuts, vegetarian and gluten free options
  • Prince range: €24 – €30 per person
  • Opening times: Tuesday-Friday: dinner from 7:30pm – Saturday: lunch from 1:00pm, dinner from 8:00 – Sunday: lunch from 1:00pm
  • Mood: Rural, friendly, family atmosphere

Not far from Castiglione della Pescaia is a place that is famous even beyond local borders, whose wholesomeness has contributed to exporting the excellence and abundance of the typical Maremma cuisine with its flavours and famous Tortelli. 

Immersed in nature a mere 2km from the last inhabited settlement, Gli Attortellati is a veritable jewel of rural catering. 

Leaving the Aurelia Antica Shopping Mall follow the Strada della Trappola, enjoying the view until you reach a signpost half-covered by eucalyptus that points the way to your destination. 

Eccoci arrivati all'ingresso

Eccoci arrivati all’ingresso

The restaurant seems to originate from a completely different century, but in fact was only established in 1999. And guess what? It is family-run!

It was started by Grazia and Carlo, whose traditional know-how is perfectly reflected in their strict organic regime: everything is cooked on wood fires; jams, bread, pasta and desserts are all home-made; the cold cuts are produced from home-grown pigs cross-bred with Cinta Senese. Today the farm and restaurant are run by the couple’s five children (Massimiliano, Cristina, Simone, Aurora and Nicola) who boast a professional kitchen, wine cellar cared for by the house sommelier Ais and an infinity of new ideas that are constantly being developed. 

Al lavoro con la pasta fatta in casa

Al lavoro con la pasta fatta in casa

Gli Attortellati is a “zero metres” restaurant. As soon as you step out into the carpark you can see the enormous vegetable garden that is the prime source of a daily supply of ingredients, from vegetables to aromatic herbs. Just beyond are the animal breeding areas and the orchard. All products that can then be found on the country home-laid tables. 

Another particularity is the layout of the menu: a sort of Maremma-style all you can eat made up of nine dishes: four starters, two pasta dishes, one main course with side and dessert. 

Price: € 30.00 per person, drinks excluded. 

I famosi Tortelli maremmani

I famosi Tortelli Maremmani

Gli Attortellati also has a number of much-appreciated services on offer: 

  • reduced menus; 
  • gluten free; 
  • vegetarian cuisine; 
  • children’s menu. 

Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead! If you tell us you wish to bring your dog while booking we will find you a table where your four-legged friend will have more space to roam around undisturbed. 

Contacts

Telefono: 0564-400059, 328-4572663

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Restaurant La terra di Nello

Target: meat Type: groups, family, couple, kids, outside dining, real Tuscan Maremma feeling Products: pasta, special selected highest quality cuts of meat. Fiorentina Steak cooked on the fire Special Menu: Florentine steaks, high-quality wines Typical…

  • Target: meat
  • Type: groups, family, couple, kids, outside dining, real Tuscan Maremma feeling
  • Products: pasta, special selected highest quality cuts of meat. Fiorentina Steak cooked on the fire
  • Special Menu: Florentine steaks, high-quality wines
  • Typical dish: Florentine steak and tartare
  • Price Range: €45 – €60 per head
  • Opening Times: every day in summer – 19:00 – 00:00. Sunday Lunches
La Terra di Nello, the garden

La Terra di Nello, the garden

La Terra di Nello, tagliere Toscano

La Terra di Nello, main dishes

La Terra di Nello, main dishes

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Bakery “La compagnia del Dolce Siciliano”

Target: Sicilian Ice Cream Parlour Type: Groups, family, couple, kids. Products: Sweets and some savory products from Sicily, everything is made in house and is of the highest quality. Special…

  • Target: Sicilian Ice Cream Parlour
  • Type: Groups, family, couple, kids.
  • Products: Sweets and some savory products from Sicily, everything is made in house and is of the highest quality.
  • Special Menu: Milk Free – granite
  • Typical dish: Ice Cream, Cassata Siciliana.
  • Price Range: €2- €5 per head.
  • Opening Times: All day – until Late.

Sacher

Ice cream

Ice cream

Small "Cassata"

Small “Cassata”

The shop

The shop

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