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Discovering Tuscany Maremma (part 1)

The most charming medieval villages in Colline Metallifere area

Are you ready to discover the most beautiful countryside locations to retreat in Tuscany far from mass tourism?

We want to introduce you to the most exclusive countryside villages in Tuscany Maremma where there are excellent investment opportunities, such as dreamy farmhouses where enjoyng privacy and nature: from “Colline Metallifere” - Metalliferous Hills (Massa Marittima, Monterotondo Marittimo, Montieri and Gavorrano) to Grosseto hinterland (Campagnatico, Cinigiano, Civitella and Roccastrada), from Monte Amiata-Grosseto (Arcidosso, Castel del Piano, Santa Fiora, Roccalbegna, Semproniano) to Fiora and Albegna gentle hills (Scansano, Magliano, Manciano, Pitigliano, Sorano).

Metalliferous Hills area, Tuscany Maremma

In the northern area of ​​the province of Grosseto, there is a very suggestive area: Metalliferous Hills. The mineral wealth of the subsoil was known by Etruscans: iron minerals, pyrite, chalcopyrite, alum, antimony, among others, were extracted until the post-war period. Today, the Metalliferous Hills National Park enhances the former mining territories of the province for cultural and tourist purposes, respecting the environmental sustainability that characterizes the Maremma region.


Massa Marittima is Metalliferous Hills main town, only 20 km away from the sea. It is also one of the most important medieval Tuscan villages. Indeed, it was an episcopal headquarter. Today, you can admire beautiful ancient buildings and churches, in addition to a wonderful panorama. Massa Marittima has been chosen as set of international films and fiction. Even important European artists and entrepreneurs chose to move here. "Balestro del Girifalco” is the commemorative event you can’t miss experiencing the historical atmosphere.

Interesting property:


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Montieri is a characteristic village surrounded by chestnut, oak and beech woods, as well as by the two natural parks, “Campo al Pera” and “Piano”. The Cassero, towers part of the medieval walls, as well as 13th century houses are evidence of its importance in medieval times.

We offer a great investment opportunity:

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Monterotondo Marittimo is a picturesque village protected by a chestnut forest. Walking through its narrow streets, admiring the remains of the XII century fortress, as well as the ruins of the Bagni del Re Porsenna or the delightful Santa Croce Church, will take you back in time. The Biancane Park is worth a visit. Here you can witness phenomena such as sulphates, fumaroles, geysers, mofete and boraciferous shower heads.

If you love nature and this environment, you may be interested in:

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Gavorrano is a quiet village built on Monte Calvo and surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, chestnut and olive groves. Having been an important mining center, today its mines are part of the museum itinerary created by Mining and Naturalistic Park of Gavorrano.

Have a look at these opportunities:

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What do you think about these magic villages?

Are you sick and tired of the traffic jam, the daily routine, and city life?

Think about buying a holiday home or moving to the wonderful Metalliferous Hills area in Tuscany Maremma!

Rely on Engel & Völkers Castiglione della Pescaia - Argentario, international real estate agency, to find your slice of Heaven among the unspoiled nature and the privacy offered by the province of Grosseto. 

Contact us for further information!

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