A deserted landscape. Wild animals. Horse-drawn carriage. Cowboys.
Maremma National Park is Tuscany’s Old Wild West, with its real ‘buttero’ cowboys, unspoiled ‘maquis’ shrubland, and deserted beaches.
Richi and Kevin had worked with Bonartulia before to organize an off-the-beaten-path tour of Cinque Terre a few years earlier. More than satisfied, they now wanted us to create a fun and creative adventure for 14 of their closest friends. Being from Frisco, Texas we naturally considered Tuscany’s Old Wild West.
Beyond the familiar world of Chiantishire lies Maremma, a rugged coastal region; a safe haven for those in search of stylish hotels, abandoned nature, and desolate beaches. The region that gave birth to the Renaissance, and whose vineyards today produce the fabulous SuperTuscan, has over 400 miles of coastline to explore.
Richi and Kevin’s day started with a van pick-up at the elegant villa where the group was boarding. First stop: a tour of Antinori’s Le Mortelle winery, guided by an expert wine educator who explained how Etruscans in Maremma were amongst the world’s first wine makers. Naturally, the tour was followed by wine tasting and a decadent meal.
Up next, a visit to Maremma National Park, featuring a private horse-drawn carriage ride to a deserted beach for a swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Their picnic-style dinner was accompanied by the setting sun, surrounding sand dunes, and a the best selection of local delicacies.
Needless to say the group was delighted and tired when dropped back at the Villa around 22:20.
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