Orbetello is situated in the middle of a beautiful coastal lagoon.

OrbetelloOrbetello is situated in the middle of a beautiful coastal lagoon. The small island where it stands is surrounded by the Levante and Ponente Lagoon, known respectively as the Tombolo della Feniglia and the Tombolo della Giannella, and offer visitors many kilometers of wonderful beaches.
Orbetello is a lively and busy town whose principal resource has always been fishing, in fact, local seafood recipes are widely considered to be the best in the Maremma. Today Orbetello has also become a popular tourist destination, thanks to the beauty of the surrounding sea and beaches, the splendid natural reserve, “Laguna di Orbetello” and the various comfortable and modern accomodations, including camp sites.
Visit OrbetelloRuins found in the area indicate that Orbetello was first settled by the Etruscans. It was then dominated by the Roman Empire, who renamed the city: Orvelus, Urva Tellus and later Urbis Tellus. Because of its particular geographical position, Orbetello has always been a desirable conquest, not only by noble Italian families, but by foreign states as well. After it passed from the Orsini family to Republic of Siena in 1555, it was occupied by the Spanish who declared it the capital of the ‘Stato dei Presidi’ and proceeded to build massive fortifications. After a long history of domination by various foriegn countries, including Austria, it finally joined to the Grand duchy of Tuscany, in 1815.
The town of Orbetello today demonstrates this amazing history with the varied but stunning monuments, which remain as testaments of the various occupations. The antique centre has obvious Roman, Italian, Spanish and Austrian influences, making it a place of significant historical and cultural beauty.
There are also many places of interest in the area surrounding Orbetello. The port of Talamone, a picturesque and unique fishing village situated on a rocky promontory, was built around a 15th century citadel, from which there are spectacular views of the coast and islands today. The modern and popular holiday resort, Ansedonia. Which is well known for its beauty and stunning archeological site of the ruins of the city of Cosa, an important Roman colony. And the “Tagliata Etrusca,” a canal cut in the rock near the Spacco della Regina. This canal, constucted in Etruscan times, holds a deep and mysterious cavern which seems almost mythological and is amazing to behold.

Discover Orbetello :
the Cathedral ,built upon the ruins of an Etruscan temple and renovated in 1375
Lungomare delle Crociere is a romantic promenade reminding the flights across the Atlantic in the thirties; La Rocca , built in the XII century.
The core of Orbetello historic centre is Corso Italia, the main road and meeting point of its inhabitants.

Natural Reserve of the Orbetello Lagoon
Natural Reserve of the Orbetello LagoonThe Natural Reserve of the Orbetello Lagoon is situated about twenty kilometres north of the Lake of Burano and it surrounds completely the town of Orbetello.

This Lagoon is again marshy but fresh water flows in it and all around you will see small islands made of lime.

Orbetello Lagoon us the second one in Italy, a WWF Oasis, is situated along one of the most important migratory routes.
An untouched environment made up by the lagoon, a sandy tombolo, with the maquis, a pine grove, cultivated fields, which hosts a rich fauna consisting of about 200 species of water fowls, with pink flamingos, ducks, herons, grebes and seagulls.

Orbetello : Natural Reserve of the Orbetello LagoonIn order to admire this splendid Oasis, the WWF organizes guided tours along the “nature paths” fitted out with observation spots and huts equipped with illustrative signs.

Oasi della Laguna: tel./fax 0564/870198
Casale Della Giannella: tel./fax 0564/820297

Orbetello: discover the surroundings

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Accommodations in the area

    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 50 km from Orbetello

    Villa Roccamare Castiglione della Pescaia 12 beds

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 56 km from Orbetello

    Villa Punta Ala 9 beds pool

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 90 km from Orbetello

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 99 km from Orbetello

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 108 km from Orbetello

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 114 km from Orbetello

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 117 km from Orbetello

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • Cortona (Arezzo)
    • 117 km from Orbetello

    Rocca di Pierle

    Set within the green hills of Tuscany, a few kilometers away from the old Etruscan town of Cortona farmhouse Rocca di Pierle is the perfect place to find peace and tranquility in contact with the pace of nature.
    Completely renovated Tuscan farmhouse with 3 rustic-style apartments. For groups possibilities to rent the whole villa.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 120 km from Orbetello

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • Greve in Chianti (Florence)
    • 127 km from Orbetello

    Villa Chianti 7 beds

    Villa Chianti is a private villa for rent in Chianti area with pool and garden that can accommodate up to 7 people.
    An oasis of peace and tranquility with views of the Chianti valleys not far from the main tourist attractions of Tuscany.

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    • Bagno a Ripoli (Florence)
    • 140 km from Orbetello

    Villa Valdarno 12 beds

    Villa Valdarno is a typical Tuscan farmhouse located in a secluded and peaceful area in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, among vineyards and olive groves, and enjoys a privileged panoramic view of the Florentine Valdarno.
    The ideal solution for groups of friends or acquaintances who wish to spend their holidays in Tuscany with the comforts of a detached villa with swimming pool and large garden.

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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 145 km from Orbetello

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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