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AREA SURROUNDING Casa Aurora  
 

Giuncarico swimming pool

Giuncarico

Surrounding Countryside

THE VILLAGE OF GIUNCARICO
A Medieval hamlet of some 500 souls with many original “Palazzi”, and conveniently located between Siena and the coast, Giuncarico sits on a hilltop overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The old cobbled streets add to the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity and are totally safe and secure. The village is situated in wonderful walking and trekking country, and there are numerous spectacular walks on the doorstep.
Facilities
The village has a handful of local shops – a convenience store 5 minutes from the house, at the top of the hill – one restaurant, and a bar/social club. It also boasts an impressive, panoramic swimming pool, open during the summer months.
 

Lake of Accesa

Castiglione della Pescaia Castle

THE AREA
The Maremma Toscana appeals to everyone, from beach and trekking enthusiasts to art lovers. It is one of the best preserved and least spoilt areas of central Italy, thanks to the many restrictions imposed by the local Government to protect the amazing wildlife and preserve some important archaeological and geological sites. The provincial capital is Grosseto. The nearest shopping centre to Giuncarico is Ribolla, where a colourful market is held weekly on a Tuesday.
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Follonica
THE COAST
Castiglione della Pescaia
Giuncarico is within 20 minutes’ drive of the coast, where you will find miles of golden sand, with a backdrop of pine woods. The most renowned resort is Castiglione delle Pescaia, a charming fishing port guarded by a well-preserved Medieval Castle (hence the name “Castiglione”). It is a lively place at night , with many good quality restaurants and cafeterias. Castiglione has been awarded the title of “ best Italian beach resort” by Legambiente, an association which rates holiday resorts on the basis of freedom from pollution, quality of tourist infrastructure, and landscape.
The Tuscan Archipelago
Just a ferry away are the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, including Elba – all green forests, pink granite and white sands – Montecristo (now a nature reserve), untouched Capraia and charming Giglio. Hop on a ferry at Castiglione to the beautiful island of Elba. Stroll around the old walled town of Portoferraio, and visit Napoleon’s villa and palace. Shop for souvenirs in the Friday market. Take a boat to deserted sandy coves, or rent a moped and head off into the hills to explore wonderfully wild countryside.
Tuscany
EXCURSIONS
Giuncarico is strategically located for visiting many historic centres: the beautiful renaissance city of Siena (1 hour drive),Florence (2 hours drive), and a number of charming old towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Massa Marittima.. For wine lovers, Montalcino, home to the renowned Brunello, is a must. This part of Southern Tuscany was home to the Etruscans, who exploited its vast mineral sources. Both Grosseto and Volterra have museums with Etruscan artefacts, and if you want to do the so-called Etruscan Tour, start at Roselle, the most important excavated site. Further east are the rock tombs of Saturnia, Sovana and Pitigliano, picturesquely situated on tufa cliffs. Head back towards the coast via Marsilia and Talamone, Roman villa and baths, and finish in Grosseto, whose 16th century walls and bastions are still standing. From Grosseto railway station there is a convenient train which takes you to the heart of Rome in just 1 hours. Giuncarico is also within easy reach of many natural treasures such as the little-known Lake of Accesa (don’t miss it!), and the breathtaking Maremma National Park (Parco Nazionale della Maremma) is within an hour’s drive. The park organises some interesting activities, such as Natural history treks and nocturnal expeditions in search of wildlife.


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