Elisa Scarton Detti is an Australian journalist who came to Tuscany for a year, and, yes, fell in love and decided to stick around. Not one to keep amazing holiday destinations to herself, she now writes a blog and travel guide about the infinitely beautiful Maremma, Tuscany (www.maremma-tuscany.com).
In the forests of Monte Amiata, baskets of mushrooms are gathered with Cold War-like secrecy and suspicion now that the first autumn rains have finally arrived: the race is on. Cupboards are raided in search of knee-high boots, baskets are piled high and everyone suddenly becomes a lot
There's a quiet magnificence to the Parco Tecnologico
Archeologico delle Colline Metalliferie Grossetane and it has nothing to do
with its mouthful of a name. The park has no boundaries, no borders, no gates.
It runs completely unchecked across the Metalliferous Hills, in the northern
area of southern Tuscany.
In the Tuscan Maremma, Pitigliano is synonymous with enchantment and
beauty, jealously and Judaism, tourism and tradition. It's a lot for one city,
but the locals are used to it. Their homes are architectural masterpieces,
twisting out from their tufa cliff foundation like branches from a particularly