Summer is coming and we have so many places to show you: so let’s start from Alberese!
Visit the Natural Park of Maremma
The Natural Park of Maremma is a protected wildlife area included in the councils of Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana and Orbetello. It’s developed along 25 km of coast, characterized by sandy beaches and cliffs. The territory is overlooked by Uccellina Mountains, from where the Mediterranean vegetation develops until the sea, surrounded by marshlands, pinewood and fields. Furthermore, in the park it is possible to see grazing cows and cowboys. In fact, Tuscany really does have its own form of horseback heroes called “butteri”. You can also find other different animal species: foxes, wild cats, deer and porcupines.
With the scent of aromatic plants, colourful berries and the cry of its wildlife, the Park greets visitors in showing its gentle side and, at the same time, is primitive nature.
The main Visitor Centre of the Maremma Park is in Alberese. The park is opened all week and the year and it offers different way to visit it: by walk itineraries, by mountain bike, by horseback, with donkeys, by chariot and by canoe excursions along the Ombrone river with the possibility of birdwatching. It’s possible to make tours by itself or with a group, accompanied by a guide or not, in English, German or French language.
If you prefer to lie in front of the sea, a wild beach is waiting for you. A curiosity: a separated part of the beach is reserved to nudists.
If you reach the Park by car, there’s a limited amount of cars allowed to enter, so our advice is, during summer, to arrive very soon. The entrance is limited by camera number plate recognition (you will pay once you leave the Park, on the cash machines, typing your number plate). As alternative, you can go to the Service Centre, in Marina di Alberese, where there’s the possibility to rent a bike, to reach the sea, or to take a bus paying a day ticket.
More info on http://www.parco-maremma.it/en/discover
Indulge your senses in the Frank & Serafico’s farm
In the heart of the Maremma’s Natural Park, you will find a special farm where to combine the pleasure of wines and beers tasting, together with the experience of typical and genuine foods of this area. Name of this special place is Frank & Serafico.
They produce their own wines and beers, using all the natural ingredients from the area. The vegetables are cultivated in their English gardens and all what it isn’t produced directly in the farmhouse, is coming from top and selected local farms.
We could explain you about the white grapes (Vermentino, Sauvignon Blanc, Fiano and Petit Manseng) farmed in the area of the park and near Capalbio, or we could describe to you the red grapes (Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Alicante and Camenere) farmed there and on the hills around Magliano. Or maybe your prefer to get all details about the Enki Ale beers, but we let with Paolo and Fabrizio the task and the pleasure to explain you everything in detail, once you’ll be there.
We just want to tell you that It’s a great and cozy place, where to take a sit in the wonderful garden, on the comfortable sofas, enjoying the breath taking view of the hills around.
In the meantime you’re waiting for your wine or your beer, taste the handmade focaccia (“schiaccia” as it is called here) and the breadsticks. Enjoy all the meals they propose to you and you will remember the taste of this genuine food, but please, don’t forget to ask the vegetables tempura, it’s unforgettable!
More info on https://www.frankeserafico.com/en/