Holidays in Capalbio: Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, a guest house that will make your holiday truly unforgettable!
The Maremma Grossetana extends between the mouth of the river Chiarone and the Gulf of Follonica, including the Ombrone Valley. The landscapes are those typical of Maremma Tuscany, among hills swept by the wind, vast lands crossed by herds of horses ruled by skilled cowboys, wild beaches and medieval villages such as Sorano, Manciano, Pitigliano and Capalbio. The latter has been defined as the "Little Athens" by virtue of its impressive historical and artistic heritage, linked to its ancient and intense history: Capalbio was an Etruscan settlement, Roman conquest, ruled by families such as the Aldobrandeschi and finally dominated by Siena.
Discovering the pearl of Maremma: Capalbio
The territory of Capalbio extends from the Tyrrhenian coast to the hills of the hinterland, in the heart of a lush territory that surrounds this medieval village. The old town is the most enchanting part of Capalbio, but before entering it you can not fail to appreciate, in Piazza Carlo Giordano, the sculpture "Nanà Fontaine" made by Niki de Saint Phalle (the one who designed the nearby Tarot Garden).
The first thing that catches the eye of the historic center of Capalbio is its spectacular walls crenellated on two levels: the first was built between the eleventh and twelfth centuries by the Aldobrandeschi, while the second dates back to the fifteenth century and is the work of the Sienese. It is possible to imitate the ancient armigeri and climb on the patrol walkways, admiring the roofs of Capalbio, the Maremma, the Tyrrhenian coast and the Argentario.
The main access to the historic center of Capalbio is Porta Senese, with the characteristic double arch on top of the Medici coat of arms and a plaque bearing the date 1418 (year of the restoration of the walls by Siena). Passing the door, still in wood and iron, you can immediately see the size of the Rocca Aldobrandesca: the medieval fortress, originally belonging to the Abbey of the Three Fountains, shows a beautiful crenellated tower, next to which stands Palazzo Collacchioni.
Although it is quite bare inside, except for some classrooms elegantly decorated in the classic Renaissance style, it is worth visiting the Sala del Camino to admire the piano played by the famous composer Giacomo Puccini. From the Rocca Aldobrandesca, along Via Collacchioni, you arrive at the Pieve di San Nicola, a Romanesque structure built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries: between capitals decorated with zoomorphic and vegetal motifs, the beautiful frescoes of the Umbrian school stand outSienese, among which stands out a beautiful Virgin enthroned with the Child.
Not far from the Pieve di San Nicola it is worth admiring the Arco Santo, above which stands for centuries the portrait of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, dating back to II AD.. Perhaps the most picturesque heart of Capalbio is Piazza Magenta, beautiful with stone houses, small staircases and flowered balconies: it is no coincidence that here some of the events in Capalbio of greater resonance, namely "Capalbio is Wine", the "Night of Poetry" and the "International Prize Capalbio Piazza Magenta". This last event attracts many VIPs to Capalbio, including historians, writers, essayists, artists and politicians.
What to see around Capalbio
After visiting, outside the walls of the historic center, the Oratory of Providence that preserves frescoes of the sixteenth century (attributed to Perugino or the school of Pinturicchio), you can linger in the local trattorias to taste the excellent traditional Tuscan cuisine, from pappa al pomodoro to acquacotta to pici, tortelli maremmani and wild boar, which is also dedicated a festival in September. The Beach of Capalbio is 12 km long and is located between the border with Lazio and Orbetello: there is nothing better than enjoying the holidays in Capalbio on this sandy beach bathed by clear waters, where you can take refreshing baths or have fun windsurfing, surfing or kitesurfing.
Those who do not want to give up the comforts offered by the bathing establishments can reach the locality of Chiarone or Macchiatonda: to reach the latter you cross a landscape often crossed by herds of horses and cows in the wild. Two steps from the promontory of Ansedonia there is the beach of Torba, from which you can also organize excursions to the Tagliata Etrusca and Spacco della Regina.
Capalbio Scalo is located in front of the not-to-be-missed Burano Lake State Nature Reserve: visiting this WWF oasis is one of the activities to do in Capalbio, among sandy dunes, holm oaks, cork trees and Mediterranean scrub. You can do birdwatching and see buzzards, cormorants, coots and flamingos; there are also many educational paths to explore the reserve on foot, not to mention the presence of the Butterfly Garden where lives the largest butterfly in Italy, the Strawberry Tree Nymph.
Those looking for a place to stay in Capalbio, can opt for the Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, a perfect solution for those who want a holiday of comfort, pampering and familiarity. The property is located just outside the historic center of Capalbio, surrounded by Maremma nature, in an atmosphere where tranquility and silence dominate. The apartments, suites and rooms are equipped with every comfort and there is also a fitness area, a lush garden and a swimming pool.
The property is run by a family that boasts a long experience in the hotel industry: it was inaugurated back in 1986 and since then has always been distinguished by the extreme courtesy and kindness of the managers. The welcome set that everyone finds on arrival is a demonstration of what awaits them, namely the incredible friendliness of all the staff and the smiles lavished on guests. At the Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero you feel at home and maximum attention is paid to the needs of each guest.
All are treated as friends not to disappoint and to whom give a warm goodbye to the next holiday in Capalbio.