Overview of the Podere Tesorino
Podere Tesorino is a 300-year-old, typical Tuscan farm in southern Tuscany, the Maremma.
Sparsely populated and firmly attached to its peasant roots, the Maremma has remained a treasure chest of pristine beaches, bright green hillsides, olive groves and vineyards, strange fairytale animals, old medieval towns, and good, real good homemade food and wine.
Podere Tesorino is located in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by the ancient olive groves, meadows, forests and maquis.
HOUSES ON THIS ESTATE AVAILABLE FOR WEEKLY RENTAL
Number of beds : 9
Podere Tesorino lies on the southern Tuscan coast, also known as Maremma, not far from the provincial capital of Grosseto. Podere Tesorino belongs to the municipality of Cinigiano. The small village of Cinigiano lies at a distance of 8km.
- Cinigiano small village with grocery shop, bakery, butcher, bar, restaurants and a post office. 8 km
- Grosseto next town 21 km – 30 minutes
- Marina di Grosseto Beaches 41 km – 50 minutes
- Beach of Alberese wild beach 44 km – 50 minutes
- Montalcino 36km – 45 minutes
- Porto Ercole 73 km – 1 hour
- Siena 74 km
- Florence 140 km
- Pisa 184 km
- Roma 212 km
Activities & Places of interest
Beaches: Generally the water is warm enough to swim from mid May to mid October.
Marina di Grosseto beach is a stretch of fine golden sand, lots of facilities and beach clubs.Le Marze beach: beautiful beach located between the town of Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto with the wonderful Pineta del Tombolo behind. Beautiful wild beach of Marina di Alberese: part of the Maremma park
The islands and hiring a boat: In Porto Santo Stefano, you can hire boat which will take you to te islands of Giglio and Giannutri off the Tuscan coast. Giglio has a charming main village and castle, and many creeks hidden between the cliffs. Giannutri, its bare coastline dominated by the ruins of a Roman villa overlooking the sea, recalls some of the Greek islands, which deep-sea divers can look for sunken Roman galeons on the sea bed.
Talamone: Boat trip with Paolo Fanciulli, a Maremma fishermen: http://www.paoloilpescatore.it/
We recommend a visit to the fish-market of Castiglione della Pescaia. The fresh fish is delivered directly from the fisherman’s boats (50 minutes from Tesorino).
Grosseto : the main city of Maremma. It consists of an old area enclosed by a beautiful hexagonal wall with six ramparts at the vertices. The historical centre is small, but well preserved. Market on Thursday – foodstuffs, household goods, clothes, plants and flowers. Find out more on “Katharina’s Italy” blog :http://www.trustandtravel.com/blog/fine-lunch-grosseto/
The Parco Regionale de la Maremma which extends over 10.000 hectares along the coast has many signposted tracks affording views of herds of the lyre-horned cattle of the Maremma still rounded up by the local cowboys known as “butteri” and the indigenous horses of Maremma in the wild. Furthermore the park boast 7 towers, the ruins of an abbey and twenty-six grottoes. During the summer months the park can only be visited with a guide. Visits by night from 8 to 11 pm are a special thrill. At 50 minutes from Tesorino.
The Etruscans: a trip through what was known as Etruria is one of the most interesting archaeological excursions in Italy. The Etruscan necropolis of Sovana at 70kms includes the vie cave, ancient roads dug into the rock. The necropolises of Vetulonia at 59km , that constitute the greatest evidence of Etruscan funerary architecture. The Ruins of Roselle at 28km, ancient Etruscan and – later Roman – settlement.
Massa Marittima, known as the medieval jewel of the Maremma is embedded in a landscape of rare beauty. The most important landmarks are : the Cattedrale (Cathedral), Fortezza dei Senesi (Sienese Fortress), Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Pretorio. Massa Marittimia is also known for his festival Balestro del Girofalco, an archery competition between the three neighbourhoods of the city. For more information, check out the official festival website http://www.societaterzierimassetani.it/?lang=en
The village of Scansano at 30km – homeland of the Morellino di Scansano wine ; a fruity and fresh red wine. The wine is produced in the rolling hills around the medieval village of Scansano. Poggio Argentieri, Fattoria le Pupille, Massi di Mandorlaia, Tenuta dell’Ammiraglia, Fattoria Mantellassi, and Santa Lucia offer personalized tastings.
Scarlino is situated in a picturesque position at 229m above sea level, the village consisting of a maze of alleys has conserved numerous interesting examples of old architecture.
The Tarot-Garden of Niki de Saint-Phalle: on one of the hills not far from Podere Tesorino the famous french artist hs built her „Jardin des Tarots“, twenty two giant sculptures inspired by the figures of the magic tarot cards. Children love it!
The “Città del Tufo” are well-worth a visit: three beautiful villages that lie on rocky outcrops: Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana
Hot springs: Tuscany is famous for its hot springs. Terme di Saturnia, at 1h30 min from Podere Tesorino, is the most spectacular, with hot waterfalls in the middle of nature. In summer one might prefer coming here in the evening or even better, at night. The lesser known Terme di Petrioli (1h distance). Natural hot spring pools formed beside the river Farma, situated in the Ombrone valley, near the town of Monticiano (between Siena and Grosseto). Petriolo is still very popular with locals who soak in the hot mineral water where it cascades down the bank via a number of artificial pools into the Farma river. The enviroment is natural and enchanting.
Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.
Sant’Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Originally founded by Charlemagne in 800, the abbey was once home to a prominent Benedictine community. Creamy stone bricks, luminous Volterran alabaster, playful carvings and frescoes of animals give it a peculiarly sunny air. A group of French Cistercian monks now runs the abbey, celebrating Mass with Gregorian chants several times a day.
Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called “Il Campo.” Twice a year the famous horse race known as the “Palio” takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.
Bikes Maremma in bici www.maremmainbici 52km they can deliver bikes to your house
Golf there are two golf courses in the region.
Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort http://www.termedisaturnia.it/en/golf 53 km from Podere Tesorino, has 18 holes, Par 72.
The famous Punta Ala Golf course lies 85 km away. It has 18 holes, Par 72. Website : http://www.golfpuntaala.it/
Surfing & kitesurfing : Main feature of the Maremma is… the thermal wind, from April to September the wind blows 4 to 5 days a week with an intensity ranging from 12 to 25 knots, The beaches of Castiglione, Talamone and Fiumara Kite beach provide suitable spots for any kind of wind condition, where you can practice FreeStyle, Wateriding and long downwind.
Cavallonatura in Marina di Grosseto. The website isn’t in English, but this company offers affordable horse riding lessons and tours throughout the Maremma. http://www.cavallonatura.it/index.html
Centro Equestre Ambasciador, near Arcidosso. http://www.cavalloamiata.it/html/en_chi_siamo.html