Italy
Capalbio

Perched high on a hill in southern Tuscany, Capalbio is a medieval gem, often referred to as the 'Little Athens' of the Maremma region. With its well-preserved walls and panoramic views, it's a journey back in time to Italy's romantic past. Read more

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Capalbio, located in the province of Grosseto, is the southernmost town in Tuscany. Its roots trace back to the Etruscan era, but it rose to prominence during the Middle Ages. The town's historic center is surrounded by impressive defensive walls and towers, which have stood the test of time. As you walk through its cobbled streets, you'll be greeted by medieval structures, charming squares, and an atmosphere steeped in history. The town's elevated position offers breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the surrounding Maremma countryside, making it a picturesque spot for photographers and nature lovers.
Capalbio is a captivating blend of history, art, and nature. Whether you're exploring its medieval heart, wandering in the Tarot Garden, or enjoying the Tuscan sun on its beaches, this town promises an authentic Italian experience.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Capalbio

Medieval Walls and Towers

Explore the ancient defensive structures that encircle the town, offering a glimpse into Capalbio's past and panoramic views of the region.

Church of San Nicola

This 13th-century church boasts remarkable frescoes, wooden sculptures, and a serene ambiance for reflection.

Tarot Garden (Il Giardino dei Tarocchi)

Just outside Capalbio, this whimsical sculpture garden, designed by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle, showcases colorful and massive statues inspired by tarot cards.

Piazza Magenta

The town's main square, surrounded by historic buildings, is a perfect spot to savor local cuisine and wines in one of its quaint eateries.

Rocca Aldobrandesca

This medieval fortress, set atop Capalbio's hill, tells tales of battles, dominions, and the rich history of the region.

Wildlife Oasis of Burano

A short drive from Capalbio, this WWF-protected area is a haven for birdwatchers and those looking to immerse themselves in natural beauty.

Capalbio Beach

Unwind on this pristine stretch of coast, with its golden sands and clear waters, offering a tranquil escape from the town's historic core.

Archaeological Sites

Dive into the region's ancient history by exploring nearby Etruscan and Roman archaeological sites.

Cultural Events

Throughout the year, Capalbio hosts various events, from medieval reenactments to film festivals, showcasing the town's vibrant local culture.

Local Gastronomy

Indulge in Maremma's delicious cuisine, with specialties like wild boar, pecorino cheese, and locally-produced wines.

What else to visit
In and around Capalbio

Civitavecchia (50.46 km)

Perched on the Tyrrhenian Sea, Civitavecchia, often dubbed "The Port of Rome," serves as a gateway to Italy's eternal capital. This ancient port town marries maritime history with a hint of modern allure.

Civita di Bagnoregio (59.78 km)

Discover the surreal beauty of Civita di Bagnoregio, often dubbed the "Dying Town." Teetering atop a plateau overlooking the stunning Valle dei Calanchi, this ancient gem is a testament to Italy's rich history and the unyielding power of nature.

Abbey of Sant' Antimo (61.33 km)

Amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany, the Abbey of Sant' Antimo stands as a serene testament to medieval monastic life. With its golden-hued stones and Romanesque arches, this sacred haven is a tranquil escape into Italy's spiritual heritage.

Sacro Bosco (67.71 km)

Venture into the enigmatic heart of Italy's Sacred Grove, Sacro Bosco. Known as "Parco dei Mostri" (Park of the Monsters), this bewitching garden mingles Renaissance artistry with cryptic symbolism, beckoning explorers to unravel its mysteries.

Montepulciano (77.54 km)

Nestled atop a limestone ridge, Montepulciano is Tuscany's crowning jewel. Renowned for its Vino Nobile wines, this medieval hilltop town offers a harmonious blend of artistic heritage, stunning panoramas, and tantalizing flavors.

Siena (96.47 km)

Nestled amidst Tuscany's rolling hills, Siena stands as a medieval masterpiece with its maze-like streets, rich art collections, and the world-famous Palio horse race. Its unique charm captivates every visitor's heart.

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