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May 25, 2017
FOOD + WINEThe Tuscan Times

Val delle Rose: summer events in Maremma

Famiglia Cecchi’s Val delle Rose is a summer outing, a break from the beach or an escape from the city. Into the wilds and into the wine.
June 2, 2016
FOOD + WINE

Val delle Rose: Cecchi’s Maremma winery

Picture seven journalists and two winemakers bouncing around in a Land Rover Defender in the wilds of Maremma. The scent of broom drifts in through the windows, the sun beats down and around each off-the-road bend span vineyards of varying shades of green. Val delle Rose is a valley of vinous delights two hours’ drive […]
May 15, 2016
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

A spring walk in the Maremma

Walking in the Maremma is as natural as cantucci and vin santo.     One of Tuscany’s most beautiful holiday destinations outside Florence is mainly countryside: the fields and hazy forests outnumber medieval towns and its beloved sheep outnumber the residents. You can follow in the footsteps of Benedictine monks or reclusive eighteenth-century Tuscans and […]
July 16, 2015
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Insider tips from the Maremma

Editor's note: In the premier issue of The Tuscan Times, an exciting new supplement to The Florentine (read more about it here), our contributors shared their insider knowledge of their home bases with us. Writers Emiko Davies and Elisa Scarton Detti are two of our top sources in
April 30, 2015
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Foraging for asparagus in the Maremma

It’s a beautiful spring afternoon in southern Tuscany, and we are once more on a mad rush into the woods. While locals and tourists alike are preparing to stroll the streets of Florence or Rome, we’re donning our thickest boots and giving our neighbours dirty looks
July 3, 2014
TRAVEL

Ferragosto in Maremma

You can always tell how long an expat has been in Italy by their response to Ferragosto. At first, you’re convinced it’s a fantastic idea. A holiday in the middle of August speaks of siestas and the Italian way of working to live, not living to
June 30, 2011
NEWS

The superstar of Maremma

  This year, the Blue Guide of the Legambiente and the Italian Touring Club, which annually ranks the sea and lake resorts for their natural beauty, celebrates the Maremma coast. Seven of the eight coastal towns in the province of Grosseto took the highest spots: four and five sails. The exception was Capraia Island, located […]
June 18, 2009
NEWS

New view of the Maremma

For millennia, all over the world, farmers have moved their livestock from protected valleys to higher pastures for grazing. The Tuscan Maremma is rife with hidden paths and roads created as herders in Tuscany and neighboring Emilia Romagna moved their animals over the centuries. Called Le Antiche Dogane della transumanza,
June 26, 2008
NEWS

Bonzio sails to gold in Maremma

With only three points separating the top three winners, the 2008 International Contender European Championship regatta, held this year in Tuscany, was a thriller.  Navigating home country waters, Giovanni Bonzio clinched the European Champion title with 21 points, just one point ahead of current World Champion, Australian Marcus Hamilton.
November 2, 2006
ART + CULTURE

Ristorante La Maremma

Owner Enzo Ragazzini and his son, Luca, have been advising us on their food and wine for many years (with impromptu Italian lessons thrown in). Years ago we had a large family gathering at La Maremma. My partner, Bob, however, was not with us because he was ill. As we