What to do on a rainy day in Maremma Tuscany? Here are some tips for making the most out of your visit to the coastal area of Monte Argentario and the hamlets of Porto Ercole and Orbetello, as well as the inner countryside between hot springs and vineyards.
Visit the beautiful villages
In low season you can drive through the historic villages that dot Maremma Tuscany, and take your time to admire the views from the car. You will not be disappointed with the panorama in Porto Ercole, Orbetello, Capalbio, Castiglione della Pescaia, Montemerano – just to mention a few. And along the way, you can stop for photos and/or visits to the local monuments and castles. For example, don’t miss the Spanish Forts in Monte Argentario and in Fortezza Orsini in Sorano.
Visit an Aquarium
In the Aquarium of Porto Santo Stefano you can discover the Mediterranean’s biodiversity; in Talamone you can explore the ecosystem of Orbetello Lagoon; in Valpiana (Massa Marittima) you can have close encounters with sharks.
Visit a Museum
Maremma Tuscany offers a vast array of museums for all tastes. From pre-history to the Etruscans, from the Middle Ages to industrial archaeology, from art to nature: you can find the complete list of museums and exhibitions on www.museidimaremma.it.
Relax in a Spa
Massages, hot tubs, heated indoor pools, beauty treatments, Turkish baths and fitness courses: spas such as Espace Wellness Center in Porto Ercole offer you various options to dedicate one day to yourself and your physical and mental wellbeing.
Relax in the hot springs
Suppose the rain is light and there are no thunderstorms. In that case, you can go for a swim and relax in the natural hot springs of Cascate del Mulino in Saturnia, at Terme di Calidario in Campiglia Marittima and the Terme di Petriolo in Monticiano.
Spiritual Relaxation in sacred places
There are many beautiful churches and monasteries around Maremma Tuscany, where you can often admire artistic works such as paintings and sculptures. Don’t miss the Cathedral of Massa Marittima, the Convento dei Passionisti in Monte Argentario, the Monastero di Siloe on Mount Amiata.
Join a Cooking Lesson
Learn about the specialties of Maremma, Tuscan and Italian cuisine with an expert chef, cook some delicious dishes and enjoy them for lunch or dinner paired with excellent wines.
Wine tasting and winery visit
Go to the theater
Check the calendar of shows in the main theaters of Maremma Tuscany, including Teatro degli Industri and Teatro Moderno in Grosseto, Teatro Comunale dei Concordi in Roccastrada, Teatro Comunale Castagnoli in Scansano, Teatro Salvini in Pitigliano.