Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo




Archipelago Toscano




Badia di Coltibuono

Bagni San Filippo

Bagno Vignoni

Barberino Val d'Elsa


Bolsena Lake


Brunello di Montalcino




Castel del Piano



Castellina in Chianti


Castelnuovo Bererdenga

Castiglioncello Bandini

Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione d'Orcia

Castiglion Fiorentino



Chinaciano Terme




Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio

Colle Val d'Elsa


Crete Senesi

Diaccia Botrona

Isola d'Elba



Gaiole in Chianti



Greve in Chianti


Lago Trasimeno

La Foce



Massa Marittima

Montagnola Senese


Monte Amiata

Monte Argentario





Monte Oliveto Maggiore








Parco Naturale della Maremma







Radda in Chianti



San Bruzio

San Casciano dei Bagni

San Galgano

San Gimignano

San Giovanni d'Asso

San Quirico d'Orcia


Santa Fiora














Tavernelle Val di Pesa

Torrita di Siena




Val d'Elsa

Val di Merse

Val d'Orcia

Valle d'Ombrone




Walking in Tuscany
Cicloturismo in Maremma - Cuore di Maremma (GR 5)


Cicling tours in the Tuscan Maremma | The Heart of Maremma (GR5)


album Surroundings

Cicling tours in the Tuscan Maremma | The Heart of Maremma (GR5)


Grosseto (Ponte Mussolini) - Magliano in Toscana - Bivio Marsiliana - Scansano - Bivio Montiano - o Grosseto (Ponte Mussolini)

14 - The Heart of Maremma (GR5) - 96 km


Starting point and arrival: Grosseto
Distance in kilometres: 96 km
Difference in altitude: 750 m
Type of road: tarred road
Bicycle: roadster and all-terrain
Difficulty: average
NOTES: This itinerary corresponds to the GR5 (provincial routes). It requires a certain basical training and a resistance of at least 6 hours in the saddle. The distance in kilometres is calculated starting from the bridge over the river Ombrone (Mussolini Bridge) at 2.5 kilometres from the middle of the town. One does not have to cope with particularly difficult stretches but on the whole it is a decidedly wavy itinerary. It is advisable to cycle attentively and carefully on the roads surrounding the urban area of Grosseto: entering the town and on the way out as far
as the bridge over the Ombrone.

Ghiaccio Forte (Scansano) is an Etruscan archaeological site located near Scansano, in the Albegna river valley.


One starts from Grosseto, leaving the town on the old Aurelia road now called provincial road S.P. 154, southward. Past the bridge over the river Ombrone, called Mussolini Bridge, one continues in the direction of Istia on the S.P. 30 of the “Sante Marie”. At this point one resets the cyclometer. Past 2 kilometres one turns right onto the S.P. 79 “Poggio la Mozza”. One is welcome by the Morellino of Scansano area with its first ups and downs and one cycles on until meeting the S.P. 9 “Aione” in the locality of Il Poderone (18). Here one turns left and cycles uphill for about 800 metres to then turn right onto the Council road of Poggio Bestiale. One climbs as far as a plateau offering a panoramic view of Maremma and Argentario. At the end of a fast descent among vineyards one reaches the S.P. 160 to Magliano in Toscana. One enters the town through the old Senese Gate and after a short halt one leaves the town through the South Gate. Reaching the sports ground one takes the S.P.94 “Sant’Andrea” (kilometre 29 and drinking fountain). Passing by the ruins of the San Bruzio Abbey it leads to Marsiliana and onto the S.R. 74 in the direction of Manciano without any difficulty. Shortly before the bridge over the river Albegna one turns left onto the S.P. 146 in the direction of Aquilaia and Pomonte. A light climb for about 6 kilometres until the road starts following the level profile of the typical Maremma countryside. After a short while (48) the road starts getting steeper and passes by the archaeological area of Ghiaccio Forte, a significant Etruscan settlement. The S.P. 146 ends when joining the S.P. 159 (51) when one turns left in the direction of Scansano. The road, offering a very panoramic view, climbs gradually and continuously uphill as far as a crossing where one turns left to Scansano, to be reached after 1 kilometre. From the middle of the town one continues uphill (direction Grosseto) clearing the hill after 1.5 kilometres near the aerials and the sports ground to continue in the direction of Grosseto. A short while afterwards (66) one leaves the smooth but busy S.P. 159 to turn left in the direction of Montiano and Talamone onto the S.P. 9 “Aione”. One cycles downhill enjoying the view of the coast and the Uccellina Hills (Maremma Regional Park) as far as the crossroads of the S.P. 79 (75.2). One remains on the S.P. 9 until it joins the S.P. 16 near Montiano (80.2). After a short stop in the town, that can be reached with a detour to the left of about 1 kilometre, one continues in the direction of Grosseto without any trouble. After a first stretch of gentle climbing, the road starts winding downhill through olive groves and vineyards towards the Ombrone plain and the Grosseto city belt. 9.3 kilometres past the Montiano crossroads and 1 kilometre before reaching the S.S. 1 “Variante Aurelia” one turns right onto the Council road of the Grancia. After the first 200 metres uphill as far as the first crossroads one keeps to the left continuing on the Grancia road (ignoring every detour) for 3 kilometres up to the underpass of the Variante Aurelia. Past the underpass one meets a large crossing (here the 96 kilometres ring ends) and one continues straight on to Grosseto Sud taking the S.P. 54 “Spadino”, leading into the urban area of Grosseto after having crossed the Ombrone.

At this point one should take great care: the traffic could be heavy and the road is narrow (especially on the bridge). After 2.5 kilometres one enters the town reaching the historic centre.[1]



Monastero di San Bruzio, Magliano in Toscana


Area Archeologica di Ghiaccioforte – Le Vie degli Etruschi


Ghiaccio Forte (Scansano) is an Etruscan archaeological site located near Scansano, in the Albegna river valley. Discovered in 1970 by an amateur archaeologist, the late Etruscan city (IV-III century BC) without a name is placed not far from the current town of Magliano in Tuscany.
Situated on a hilltop in the southernmost section of Morellino di Scansano, the estate of Ghiaccio Forte bears a heritage formidable both in viniculture and in the historical patrimony of the region.

Botri di GhiaccioForte, was the first organic Morellino di Scansano made in Maremma with grapes from Organic Agricolture and Native Grape Variety.[2]


Coordinate:   42°36'22"N   11°23'31"E



Magliano in Toscana


Mura di Magliano in Toscana   Mura di Magliano in Toscana   Mura di Magliano in Toscana

Particolare del giro delle mura


  Mura di Magliano in Toscana   Mura di Magliano in Toscana


  Magliano in Toscano   Valle d'Ombrone

Holiday accomodation


Turismo in Toscana | Case vacanza in Toscana | Podere Santa Pia


Podere Santa Pia
Podere Santa Pia
Magliano in Toscano

Montorgiali   Montorgiali, Santuario di San Giorgio  
Montorgiali, il castello e la chiesa di San Biagio[3]   Montorgiali, Santuario di San Giorgio

Porta Grossetana a Scansano



Cycling in Tuscany | Cycling tours in Southern Tuscany

Wines in Southern Tuscany | Organic winegrowing in the Montecucco and Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino ii Scansano regions

Tuscany Wine Architecture cellars tour | An itinerary along famous wineries, designed by leading masters of architecture such as Renzo Piano, Tobia Scarpa, Edoardo Milesi and Mario Botta.

Comune di Scansano

Consorzio di Tutela del Morellino di Scansano | Via Marconi, 23 - 58054 Scansano (GR)


La Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia dei Marchesi


Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia di Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

La Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia dei Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, Magliano (Grosseto) [3] 

Erected in 1100 to defend the street that stretched from the harbor of Talamone to Siena, the castle has been the property of the Frescobaldi family since 1989. Already one of the first manufacturing companies of the Brunello di Montalcino since the end of the 19th century, Castelgiocondo is a land of wines boasting a great structure, complexity and balance.

The estate is located on the south-west of Montalcino at an altitude between 180 and 400 meters above sea, and covers 815 hectares. The grounds of the estate vary greatly depending on the altitude, and the hot, dry and windy climate form the ideal conditions for the production of rich, powerful and structured – yet finely balanced and elegant – wines: Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Lamaione IGT. [7]
The cellar of Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia dei Marchesi was designed by the architect Piero Sartogo.
The Artisti per Frescobaldi award was founded in 2012 by Tiziana Frescobaldi as its Artistic Director and is curated by the art critic Ludovico Pratesi.

Address: Strada Provinciale Montiano, 222, 58051 Località La Capitana GR


Marsiliana d'Albegna


Marsiliana, known also as Marsiliana d'Albegna, is a frazione of the comune of Manciano. Marsiliana is situated in southern Maremma, along the Maremmana Regional Road halfway between Manciano and the Tyrrhenian Sea at Albinia. The old centre of Marsiliana is situated on the top of a hill overlooking the river Albegna. The village developed at the foot of the hill after the Riforma fondiaria (land reform) in the 1950s.

The territory of Marsiliana is known for the presence of Etruscan archaeological sites: the most important one is the Necropolis of Banditella (8th-6th century BC).


Manciano, Marsiliana d'Albegna

Marsiliana is about 40 km from Grosseto and 18 km from Manciano[4]


Necropoli della Banditella

In 1908, during construction work on a building to store agricultural machinery, not far from the present centre of Marsiliana, in the area called Banditella, an extensive necropolis was discovered. This necropolis, containing more than a hundred tombs of various types was excavated over the succeeding years by Prince Don Tommaso Corsini, the owner of the estate. The large number of finds brought to light in the course of the excavations, published in the formal report on the area by Antonio Minto, illustrate the history of an important aristocratic community which controlled the territory from the end of the eighth and through the seventh century BC. During the 1980’s there was a trial excavation, and occasional superficial investigations undertaken by the Archaeological Superintendent of Tuscany. In 2002 The University of Siena, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage in Tuscany undertook the first systematic programme of research and excavation.[8]


Mezza testa virile velata da stipe votiva di san sisto a marsiliana d'albegna, III-II sec. ac   Busto e sfera in bronzo da circolo della fibula, necr. della banditella a marsiliana d'albegna, 675-650 ac ca.   Maschera funeraria in argento (framm), da marsiliana d'albegna, necropoli della banditella, circolo degli avori, 675-625 ac. ca.
Mezza testa virile velata da stipe votiva di san sisto a marsiliana d'albegna, III-II sec. ac., Museo archeologico e d'arte della Maremma‎, Grosseto   Busto e sfera in bronzo da circolo della fibula, necr. della Banditella a Marsiliana d'Albegna, 675-650 ac ca., Museo Archeologico, Firenze   Maschera funeraria in argento (framm), da marsiliana d'albegna, necropoli della banditella, circolo degli avori, 675-625 ac. ca., Museo archeologico e d'arte della Maremma‎, Grosseto

[1] Source: Cicloturismo Toscana | www.
[2] Source: Parco degli Etruschi |
Castello Romitorio is owned by Sandro Chia, an Italian painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. Chia was a central figure in the Italian Transvanguardia movement. Castello di Romitorio, founded by Sandro Chia in 1984, is made up of three separate properties. The most important is Romitorio Castle, an imposing 12-century fortress in Montalcino where Brunello di Montalcino is made from the 10 hectares of vineyards of the estates large holding of a total of 187 hectares. The two other properties are Poggio di Sopra, also in Montalcino and Ghiaccio Forte, in Scansano with 11 hectares of vineyards.
Ghiaccio Forte is named after the ancient Etruscan settlement whose center lay only a few kilometeres from what is now the estate’s cellars. The property is a total of 70 hectares of which 14 hectares are planted with vineyards, which are cared for using sustainable agricultural practices. The winery produces two Morellino di Scansano’s; Vigna del Passero which is a youthful and approachable wine, and the venerable Ghiaccio Forte.
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