The Maremma area of Tuscany is one of the least densely populated
areas in Italy. It is also one of the richest agricultural areas in
The Maremma has a lot to offer its guests, and is sure to please both
lovers of art and history as well as nature and sport.
These are just a few suggestions for some of the many itineraries in
the Maremma using Il Passo degli Ulivi as a starting point.
Discover the Etruscans
It is well worth spending a day exploring the many ruins of the
Etruscan civilization (predecessor to the Roman Empire) that survive
in the Maremma, particularly those around Roselle, Pitigliano, Sorano
Discover the parks
The Maremma boasts one of the most important nature parks in Italy:
the Parco Naturale della Maremma, also known as the Parco
dell'Uccellina. The park features a beautiful sandy beach and many
hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulties.
Discover the beaches
The Maremma has a beautiful coastline with some of the cleanest waters
in the country. Besides the beach in the Maremma Nature Park, the
towns of Marina di Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia are all
under an hour's drive from Il Passo degli Ulivi. Just a few minutes
more will take you to other noted beach areas like Punt'Ala, Talamone
and Monte Argentario.
Discover the hot springs
Il Passo degli Ulivi is just 15 minutes away from the Petriolo
Il Passo degli Ulivi is about 35km from Siena and only 5km from the
highway that connects it with the Tyrrhenian coast.
Guests can easily visit Siena, Florence and the Chianti Region as well
as the Val d'Elsa.
Besides these nearby cities of art, from the agriturismo it is also
possible to visit the Crete Senesi, the many thermal hot springs in
the Siena area, and well-known towns such as San Gimignano and Volterra.
In just over a half hour is the valley of the river Merse and the
beautiful abbey of San Galgano.
Il Passo degli Ulivi is in the D.O.C. Montecucco wine region, a
primarily agricultural area that produces prestigious wines and olive
The agriturismo is also on the border of the renowned Brunello di
Montalcino wine region. The town of Montalcino is less than a half
hour's drive away. Il Passo degli Ulivi can be used as a base for
visiting the whole of the Val d'Orcia area including the picturesque
town of Pienza and the beautiful abbey of Sant'Antimo.
Just south of the agriturismo you can visit the vineyards of the
Morellino di Scansano and travelling west takes you to the region that
produces the Monteregio di Massa Marittima wine. Both are local wines
of excellent quality.
In addition to the excellent wines to be found in the area surrounding
Il Passo degli Ulivi, many different local food products are produced.
Pienza is famous for its cheese, and Monte Amiata and the many olive
groves of the Upper Maremma produce olive oil of exceptional quality.
The agriturismo itself is surrounded by olive trees and vineyards.