Orbetello, Italy

Orbetello, Italy is in the province of Tuscany on a small island on a lagoon which is a preserved Natural Reserve. Orbetello was an ancient settlement that in 280 BC became controlled by the Romans, in the mid-16th century by Spain, then by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and eventually became part of the new Kingdom of Italy since the late 19th century.

This lively town is located in a beautiful spot and has become a popular tourist attraction with many accommodations as well as camping sites. The beaches are bordered by calm waters, and the area’s many villages and towns have their own specific history, culture, and heritage that the citizens are anxious to share with visitors.

La Rocca Aldbrandesca of Telamon, Orbetello, Tuscany, ItalyOrbetello has always been a seaside town with its main resource being fishing. Many of the local recipes using mainly sea bass raised in man-made pools or from the lagoon have become famous.

The Tarot Garden is near Orbetello and is unique and magical with large sculptures, colorful buildings covered in mirrors, unusual rooms, and spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside from this amazing hill. This fascinating artistic park was created by the artist Niki de Saint Phalie and has a sacred and religious atmosphere. Check on when you can visit there as it may be possible only from April to October.

Ansedonia is in the southern area of the lagoon and is an important archeological site with the remains of the Roman colony of the third century BC city of Cosa.

The Tagliata Etrusca is a mysterious and deep mythological cavern cut in the rock on the seashore.

The beaches of Talamone are part of the Natural Park of Maremma and offer scuba diving, snorkeling, kite-surfing, windsurfing, and more in the crystal-clear water. The small harbor is in a natural scenic gulf and has a marina. This fishing village is surrounded by walls from medieval times with a picturesque 15th century citadel in its midst. Talamone keeps the look of ancient days as well as bringing you back to the current day and giving you a chance to taste the fresh local fish dishes.


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