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Orbetello lies in the Maremma, one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of Tuscany. It's a region of valleys covered with olive and Mediterranean maquis (evergreens), where horses and wild boar roam. On the hill summits, tiny villages bear witness to the legacy of ancient Etruscan centers. The most striking feature of the region is the sea - particularly Costa d'Argento - 50 kilometers of coast between Talamone and Capalbio.

Orbetello Language CoursesAn island-like promontory called l'Argentario is linked to the mainland by two strips of sand tomboli. Inside the triangle is a lagoon, and in the center of the lake is Orbetello. Orbetello is a departure point for all excursions to the inland parks and beaches, offering all the amenities of a popular tourist destination. The city walls even include portions of the original Etruscan wall.

Main sights

  • The city walls (5th century BC).
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, built over an Etruscan-Roman temple and restructured in 1375 along Tuscan-Gothic lines. Preceded by a step, it houses some notable 15th century frescoes.
  • The Spanish Forte delle Saline, in the frazione of Albinia.
  • Remains of the Roman city of Cosa in the frazione of Ansedonia.
  • Ruins of the Monastery of Sant'Angelo.

Things to do

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  • Bathing all along the coasts of Orbetello and Monte Argentario (and Giglio and Giannutri islands). From May to October you can find warm seawater.
  • Walks into Pinewoods, Natural Parks, WWF Oasis.
  • Visiting archaeological ruins and museums (mainly with Etruscan and Roman remains)
  • Thermal Bathing into the Saturnia falls (55 Km away from Orbetello). 37C / 98.6F warm water all year long.
  • Fishing in the lagoon and in the sea.
  • Boat tours on the lagoon.
  • Disco-dancing, cinemas and, during the summer, live concerts and open-air theater.
  • Shopping.
  • Sports (Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Cycling, Fishing, Sailing, Canoeing...)

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