A paradise for windsurf and kite-surf lovers, but also for those looking to spend long, relaxing days in the crystalline sea off the coast of the Tuscan Maremma.
As small as it is gracious, the fishing town of Talamone, Italy rises on the rocky promontory dominating the gulf: on one side the splendour of Argentario and on the other the natural treasures of the Maremma Park.
The historical town centre whose origins are rooted in Etruscan times and which has kept its medieval aspect is overseen by the Rocca Aldobrandesca: a 13th century fort which, in modern times, was used to gather volunteers to set off on Garibaldi’s Expedition of the Thousand.
The village is deliciously populated by little restaurants offering dishes of local maritime tradition and is surrounded by little bays embracing a crystal-clear sea; the perfect combination for relaxing weekends of good food, regenerating dips in the sea and aperitifs at sunset on the beach. Talamone is also home to the Laguna di Orbetello Aquarium, a museum of flora and fauna of the Lagoon and the Tartanet sea turtles centre.
The last piece of land to the south of the Maremma Regional Park , Talamone is right next door to kilometres and kilometres of flourishing nature, ideal for exciting treks on foot, by bike or on horseback. The natural park visitors’ centre is found in the aquarium.
But the outdoor activities for which Talamone is known are water-based and powered by sails. In fact, Talamone is one of the most famous hotspots in central Italy for sailing sports, from kitesurfing, to windsurfing, to sailing. In the bay to the south blow the sirocco, austro, libeccio, gregale and mistral winds, making activities possible almost all year round – an absolute paradise for windsurfers and kiters, while also being suitable for beginners and the merely curious.
Along the beach that coasts the provincial road leading to Talamone, novices can find schools offering courses and equipment hire; as well as sailing sports you can also try surfing and paddleboarding.
For days spent at the sea, with unforgettable sunsets and water sports, Talamone is the perfect destination.
What to see and do in Talamone, province of Grosseto, Italy:
- The medieval village;
- The Torre Aldobrandesca;
- The Laguna di Orbetello Aquarium;
- Aperitif at sunset in the Bagno delle Donne bay;
- The pebble beach and crystalline waters next to Via dei Mille
- Talamonaccio Etruscan temple;
- The Maremma Regional Park
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