Between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the hilly hinterland of the Maremma
At the southernmost tip of Tuscany, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the hilly hinterland, lies Capalbio. The village is dominated by its castle of the same name, which Charlemagne donated to the Abbey of Saints Anastasius and Vincent alle Tre Fontane in 805.
This popular tourist resort in the southern part of the Maremma is protected by two city walls built between the 11th and 15th centuries. The tower of the Aldobrandesca fortress stands out, adjacent to Palazzo Collacchioni, a stately building from the Renaissance period, rich in frescoes. A few steps away is the Church of San Nicola, preserving a series of decorations from the Umbro-Senese school.
Outside the walls stands the Oratorio della Provvidenza, an 18th-century extension of a pre-existing chapel where some frescoes attributed to Pinturicchio can be admired.
Among the many beaches along the coastline, Playa La Torba in Ansedonia, with its characteristic black sand, and Macchiatonda, near the Lago di Burano Nature Reserve, which is largely free and wild, are worth a mention. Towards the Lazio border is the famous Ultima Spiaggia establishment, while going up towards Orbetello is the Argentario headland. The area lends itself very well to outdoor activities, such as windsurfing.
Ufficio IAT - Informazione e accoglienza turistica Capalbio c/o Castello Collacchioni, Via Collacchioni, 4, 58011 Capalbio GR tel 0564 896611