The Sea

Tourism in Argentario

     The Argentario Approdi e Servizi S.p.A. Marina represents the ideal place where to live the naturalistic beauties of the promontory of the Monte Argentario, the Tuscan Archipelago, and the Maremma.
To stay in our Marina means to enjoy one of the Communes of Tuscany which has one of the most charming coasts in Italy.
The Argentario is not only sea. Actually, in few kilometres, the visitor can find several naturalistic protected areas, which offer the possibility to know the reality and the varieties of the fauna and of the botany in this land.
Moreover, thanks to the culture and the knowledges of the populations and of the great civilizations, who inhabitated it, the Maremma offers several  places of archeological, monumental, and artistic interest that make the cultural heritage of Tuscany one of the most important in Italy.


The Sea of Argentario

     The Maremma is a land that has a limpid sea. Its coast is very long and variegated, made of sunny stretches, and rocky gorges that go up high to face the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The clear sea of the Maremma coast is considered one of the cleanest in Italy, and the 160 km. of fascinating coast represent a great variety of possibilities of enjoying the sea. It is a continual alternating of high coast, which, here and there, opens in little isolated inlets, or in very long stretches of sandy coast, which have now become equipped beaches that are protected by luxuriant pine-woods, or by uncontaminated areas.
An environment suitable for people who love to be in contact with the nature and the sea, without renouncing the conveniences as, for example, bars, restaurants, and bathing establishments.
In particular, the promontory of the Argentario, a paradise for recreational sailors and people who are passionately fond of the sea, offers naturalistic beauties easily achievable with any type of boat. The wonderful promontory of the Monte Argentario, with its coves and bays, some of them achievable only by sea, is considered, for the lovers of the subaqueous world, one of the more interesting area in Italy, thanks to the abundance in fish of the deep sea rich in shells and corals.
Actually, thanks to its particular geolocic conformation, the promontory offers several hidden inlets, often accessible only by boat, which show natural spectacles and sunsets of rare beauty. A variety and a beauty that, without doubt, let the visitor having too much to choose from. All this is attested by the well-known Blue Flag, that, also this year, has the honour of flapping over the sea of the Promontory.
Between the many faces of the coast of the Maremma Toscana, there is also the mystical atmosphere of the Lagoon of Orbetello and its golden and well set beaches of Feniglia and Giannella. They are not far from the coast of Capalbio, where a lunar sand, a completely wild dune, which is free from any settlement, make it an unique place.

The Tuscan Archipelago

     Thanks to the peculiar location of the Argentario Approdi & servizi spa Marina, few miles are sufficient to taste the incomparable sea of the islands of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelagoco, the greatest marine park in Europe.
The park has a surface of 56766 hectares of sea, and 17887 hectares of land, which comprises seven main islands (Elba, Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Giannutri and Gorgona) and some smaller islets: Formiche of Zanca, Ogliera, Scoglio of Triglia, Corbella Island, Gemini Islands, Isolotto of Ortano, Island of Topi and Scoglietto of Portoferraio at Elba Island; Islands of the Cappa at Giglio Island; Scarpa and Scola at Pianosa Island; Peraiola at Capraia Island; Scoglio d'Africa at Montecristo Island, and Palmaiola and Cerboli, in the Piombino Channel.
A legend tells that the seven main islands are the seven pearls which had re-emerged, and they belonged to the goddess Venus' string that she lost while she was swimming in the limpid waters of the Tyrrehenian Sea.
The National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago was created in 1996 to protect natural environments which are fragile and of great cultural and scientific value, but, people can not but believe the legend, when they are in the presence of a spectacle that is unique in the world, that is, a whole of biotypes and exclusive environments, where the colour of the sea changes, having a deep sea rich in fauna. 
Within a radius of few kilometres (almost 80 miles separate the Gorgona Island, the most northerly and also the smallest, from Giannutri, the most southerly), it is possible to discover all the islands of the Archipelago; each of them is unique. Actually, it is easy to pass from little beaches to secular woods, from little and calm villages of fishermen to marinas, which are more animate.
Where the sea squeezes itself into the mountain, beaches and coves of unbelievable fascination come into being. This is a safe landing place for people who love the sapphire sea, for skin-divers, and for ordinary holyday-makers. But, the Archipelago's islands are full of special places that must be discovered, maybe being in the saddle of an horse, or by mountain bike. For those who arrive by sea, the Tuscan Archipelago's islands show themselves decked in a green that has no equal in the Mediterranean Sea. Once ashore, there will be time to discover the stillness of the shadowy woods, which encircle the sides of the Capanne Mountain, or the intense scent and the colours of the Mediterranean shrubland. With few attention, visitors can make extraordinary encounters, as the sudden fluttering of a partridge, or the furtive moving of a marten.
The Archipelago can offer holidays for everyone, for those who love sport, gastronomy, relaxation, sea, and culture. It provides several touristic resources for every season, since, in the Archipelago, the holiday, or just a week-end, have a unique taste.