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Walking in Tuscany
             
 
Talamone

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Talamone, a picturesque and solitary fishing village, stands on a little promontory, dominated by an ancient Sienese fortress, to the extreme south of the Monti dell'Uccellina.

 

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Talamone


   
   

The Maremma's most famous bathing sites combine natural beauty and trendy centres. They stretch from Principina a Mare and Marina di Grosseto through Castiglione della Pescaia to Punta Ala and the blue sweep of the Gulf of Follonica, and afterwards along the spectacular etruscan coast, the Costa degli Etruschi up to Piombino.
In the south they spread from the Ombrone delta into the wildest tiny gulfs within the Regional Park of Maremma.

Talamone lies on a rocky promontory, which lies on the southern border of the Maremma nature reserve, in a dominant position along the whole stretch of coast arriving at Mount Argentario.
The surrounding area is characterized by the presence of vegetation typical of Mediterranean scrub and long sandy beaches, lined by pine trees.
The Natural Park of Maremma and Orbetello are just a few of the attractions to be found in the region. Other attractions in the region include Giannella Beach and Bagno delle Donne.

History

   
   
Talamone was first an Etruscan settlement, which were followed by Romans. Traces of the Etruscan city of Tlamu were discovered in 1888 on a hill called Talamonaccio at a short distance from the village.

Talamone was razed to the ground by Sulla for the support that its citizens gave to Marius in his attempt to march against Rome after the return from his African exile.

Even Talamone as Orbetello, passed through the late Middle Ages without leaving any trace and similarly passed from (among the others) the Aldobrandeschi and the Republic of Siena, until in 1559 the territory was ceded to Spain and became part of the State of Presidi.

The port town was also a stage during Admiral Horatio Nelson’s expedition to Egypt in 1798, cited by Napoleon himself as "Tagliamon on the coast of Tuscany". The city's name is also linked to Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Expedition of the Thousand in 1860. In his route towards Sicily, he made a stop there to stock up on water and weapons.

The Talamone cemetery is elegant and old and hosts the Mausoleo Vivarelli. According to local records, the mausoleum is the last resting place of Jader Vivarelli – a leading figure in Talamone in the early 20th century. The mausoleum itself was designed by architect Lorenzo Grosseto Porciatti and built in 1905, and is a symbol of Porciatti’s famous artistic eclecticism.

  Talamone
Talamone

Mausoleo Vivarelli
Il Mausoleo Vivarelli


Talamone, located on a small promontory and has some bays and beaches that are very characteristic. There is a small beach under the Fortress, called Bagno delle Donne. You can park your car and walks down along a tiny lane arriving to the famous equipped beach.
A completely different place is the beach along the access road to Talamone (in front of Talamone bay), that is loved by sailors, surfers and kite-surfers.
  Talamone, Bagno delle donne
Bagno delle Donne

Natural Park of Maremma

   

The Natural Park of Maremma is located in southern Tuscany, in the heart of Maremma. The stunning Maremma National Park in the south of the Tuscan Maremma is one of the best destinations for hiking in Tuscany.
Its territory falls under the jurisdiction of the municipalities of Orbetello and Magliano in Toscana. The park protects a vast area of coast line, roughly 25 kilometres, that extends south from the Principina a Mare to the town of Talamone which represents its southern boundary.

The Visitor Centres of the Park (Centro Visite del Parco) are situated in Alberese and in Talamone.

Walking in Tuscany | Parco Regionale della Maremma from Talamone

T1 - Punta del Corvo | about 3 kms, about 2 hours

Departure: Talamone Visitor Centre.
Length: about 4 Km.
Time: about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Difficulty: medium.

Garigue and bush characterize this itinerary which allows the Punta del Corvo ridge to be reached in the shortest time possible. Many panoramic views along the itinerary overlook the beautiful coastline.



T2 - Cannelle | about 7,5 kms, about 3 hours

Departure: Talamone Visitor Centre.
Length: about 9 Km.
Time: about 5 hours.
Difficulty: challenging.

Departing from Punta del Corvo, the itinerary reaches an ancient customs road. Cists and rosemary are found along the path which later gets lost into the thick bush. The small Cannelle bay, under the hill where there is the ancient tower "Le Cannelle" greets the visitor with its crystal clear waters and its breathtaking view over the Park’s coastline.

T3 - Poggio Raso | about 10 km, about 5 hours

Departure: Talamone Visitor Centre.
Length: about 16 Km.
Time: about 8 hours.
Difficulty: challenging.

Between the magnificent views of the coastline and the Maremma hinterland, the path reaches an area where the thick vegetation and presence of caves have allowed dangerous and legendary bandits to hide in the past.



Alberese Visitor Center
Via del Bersagliere, 7/9 - Alberese (Gr)
Tel. +39 0564 407098 - Fax. +39 0564 407278
Open every day including holidays with the following timetable: from October 1 to March 22, 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.; from March 23 to September 30, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Visitor Center and Talamone Aquarium
Via Nizza, 12 - Talamone (Gr)
Tel. +39 0564 887173 - Fax. +39 0564 887173
Open every day including holidays with the following timetable: from September 1 to June 30, 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.; from July 1 to August 31, 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

More info

 

 


Parco Naturale della Maremma

Punta del Corvo mappa

 

Talamone, La rocca senese

Rocca aldobrandesca di Talamone

 

For a long period of time from the ancient times up to the Middle Ages Talamone spent a period of almost total neglect. It was the unused property of the monks of Abbadia San Salvatore on Monte Amiata. It experienced a new life when it became a feud of the Aldobrandeschi family and then in 1303 as a possession of the Sienese Republic. They built here a mighty fortress that still dominates the town and much of the surrounding area.

 

Temple of Talamonaccio


The temple of Talamonaccio was founded at the end of the fourth century BCE, together with recent struggles against the Etruscan city of Rome, and remained in use even after the Roman conquest.
The temple, of Etruscan-Italic, was placed on a high stone base, called the podium, and was closed in the back, and the cell, which housed the statue of the deity, was preceded by a colonnaded portico (pronaos). The roof, a double sloping, consisted of wooden beams covered with tiles and tiles, the wooden parts exposed to weather conditions were protected from terracotta decorations are fixed on the support with nails.
On the side was placed the famous pediment (dated shortly after 150 BCE), with the representation of the fratricidal struggle between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of King Oedipus of Thebes, to the command of the city. Decoration that was on the front does not remain that few fragments, which do not allow a reliable reconstruction.[2]

Coordinate 42°33′06″N 11°10′11″E

 

 

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Talamone Pediment [Photo by Nicolò Musmeci]

Terracotta pediment from the temple of Talamone (Grosseto), the first closed pediment in Etruria, showing the fate of the Seven against Thebes, 2nd century BCE, high relief / terracotta, National Archaeological Museum (Florence)

 

Talamonaccio

Ruins of the Temple of Talamonaccio[3]

 

 

 
   


Art in Tuscany | Funerary Symbols on the Temple Decorations from the Talamonaccio | www.pia-journal.co.uk

Since the 15th century AD Talamone, a village on a bay alongthe Tyrrhenian coast midway between Florence and Rome, has been associated with the Etruscan Telamon. On the Talamonaccio, the famous 2nd century BC terracotta decorations depicting the battle of the Seven against Thebes were found in the late 19th century. Two ancient theories regarding the depiction of the myth are decribed. Before discussing both hypotheses, the ancient literary sources will be studied in order to discover what they reveal about Telamon, the two families of the consuls and temple dedications.

Two sites provide interesting information and itineraries.

Parco Naturale della Maremma | www.parks.it | Map | Itineraries | (Eng) (Deutsch) (It)

Parco Regionale della Maremma | http://www.parco-maremma.it | Itineraries | (Eng) (It)



note

[1] Tratto da "Parco Regionale della Maremma, itinerari tra storia e natura" edito da Improgress s.r.l.
[2] Source: www.geocaching.com
[3] This illustration was made by louis-garden, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Walking in Tuscany

ature reserves and beaches | The Tuscan and Etruscan coast

The Parco Regionale della Maremma), also known as Uccellina Park (Parco dell’Uccellina) extends over a rectangular area of 100 square kilometers, and borders in the south and southwest with the sea. The Maremma Park, with its range of hills descending towards the sea provides enormous scope for some of the most spectacular and interesting walking in Italy. The protected flora is Mediterranean at heart (pine woods, marshlands, aromatic herbs, ancient olive groves) and just breathtakingly beautiful. walking paths are properly signed out and kept in good shape.

Walking in Tuscany | Walking in southern Tuscany and the Maremma Regional Park (Parco Regionale della Maremma)

         
         



Hidden secrets in Tuscany | Holiday home Podere Santa Pia

 

Tuscan Maremma
Podere Santa Pia overlooks a valley characterised by all the elements of the Tuscan landscape: vineyards, pastures, small forests, wheat fields, olive groves and downey oaks. On a clear day you can see as far as the Monti dell'Uccellini, Montecristo a and even Corsica.