The Silver Coast lies on the Italian coast line in the southern part of Tuscany, between the land below the Uccellina mountains, near Talamone, and the mouth of the river Chiarone, along the border with the province of Viterbo and the Lazio region.
It is a unique and extremely beautiful land, including several natural reserves. The territory includes 29,000 inhabitants, though these charming places attract every year over 300,000 tourists who use the accommodation facilities of the towns of Monte Argentario, Orbetello, Magliano in Toscana, Isola del Giglio and Capalbio, located in the Maremma near Grosseto.
Orbetello is a small town with a characteristic historical centre enclosed by Etruscan walls dating back to the V century BC. It is located in the middle of the lagoon carrying the same name, an important natural reserve. In this area, which lies along the migratory routes, there are great amounts of birds, among which beautiful pink flamingoes.
The damp lagoon area is outlined, towards the sea, by two sand bars: the Tombolo della Feniglia and the Tombolo della Giannella, characterized by long sandy beaches, pinewoods and Mediterranean scrub, which are ideal for families with children. From here you can enter the WWF Oasis and the wonderful natural reserve of the Duna Feniglia, characterized by an uncontaminated habitat with lots of animal and plant species. Along the route, which is accessible only on foot or by bicycle, it will not be difficult to see one of the many deer living in the area.
The lagoon is connected to Mount Argentario with a road built on an artificial embankment which has divided the damp area into two stretches of water: the East Lagoon and the West Lagoon. The promontory includes places of unusual beauty. Here, among the several rocky coves, we can find the two famous towns of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole. The Strada Panoramica (Panoramic street) connecting these two places offers wonderful views of the Tuscan Archipelago. From the promontory you can reach the surrounding islands: Isolotto, Isola Rossa, Isola Argentarola, Formica di Burano, Giannutri, Formiche di Grosseto and Isola del Giglio.
Isola del Giglio, the second biggest Island in the Tuscan Archipelago, is famous for its natural beauties and for its wild territory. The crystal-clear sea, the beautiful beaches, the isolated coves and an extremely varied coast make it one of the tourists’ favourite sites in Tuscany. Its seabed is spectacular for those who are fond of scuba diving, while the uncontaminated land welcomes tourists who are looking for breathtaking views. You must visit the two towns of Giglio Castello, a characteristic medieval village situated on the hills of the Island, and Giglio Porto, the only port in the island, which is small and picturesque with its colourful houses and the emerald-coloured sea framing them.
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