WHAT TO DO

Casa Contini is situated in a strategic, almost unique, position offering the tourist a huge choice of visiting options embracing heritage, nature, health and relaxation. Southern Tuscany and the bordering Upper Lazio boast so many heritage sites that the tourist has only the embarrassment of the choice: the tuff towns Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano are just a few kilometres away.

It is also possible to book horse riding excursions in the splendid Maremma countryside surrounding Casa Contini.

ROUTES
ETRUSCAN NECROPOLIS
ETRUSCAN NECROPOLIS
Just outside Sovana is the Etruscan Necropolis where the famous Hildebrand Tomb is located. The Sovana necropolis is not as large as other nearby necropolis, but is a unique example due to the wide variety of different tombs expressing all the beauty of Etruscan art and architecture.
Useful links: Parco degli Etruschi
PIENZA AND MONTEPULCIANO
PIENZA AND MONTEPULCIANO
The magnificent papal city of Viterbo is less than an hour's drive away, whilst you can still breathe the medieval atmosphere in Pienza and Montepulciano that are just over an hour by car. You can also admire the medieval town of Montalcino and its castle that are located in the same area, whilst taking a break to savour a glass of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino wine.
SIENA
SIENA
Siena is just an hour and a half by car from Casa Contini and a visit to the city with its museums, churches and world-famous Piazza del Campo square is sure to fill the tourist with unforgettable feelings and memories.
ORVIETO AREZZO CHIUSI
ORVIETO AREZZO CHIUSI
With a journey time of just 1 hour you can also visit Orvieto, Arezzo, Chiusi and many other smaller towns whose works of art and history make them no less interesting.
ROME, FLORENCE, PERUGIA
ROME, FLORENCE, PERUGIA
For those willing to travel a little further, with a 2-hour car journey you can spend a day in Rome, Florence or Perugia, three cities needing no introduction.
SATURNIA SPA
SATURNIA SPA
With just a 20/25-minute car journey, you can spend a relaxing day at the Saturnia Spa. Famous as far back as Roman times for its sulphurous waters at a temperature of 37° C, it currently offers various swimming pools, waterfalls and a first class health and fitness centre.
SAN CASCIANO
SAN CASCIANO
In 40/45 minutes you can reach the charming San Casciano dei Bagni Spa, take a dip in the striking, large-size swimming pool with ferrous water at 37° C and enjoy the facilities of a sophisticated health and fitness centre.
ARGENTARIO
ARGENTARIO
If you fancy a day by the seaside, that can easily be arranged as well: the Argentario promontory with the two splendid seaside towns, Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano, and the wonderful beach at Giannella are less than an hour's drive away from Casa Contini.
UCCELLINA NATURE PARK
UCCELLINA NATURE PARK
The Uccellina Nature Park is situated along the Grosseto coastline and offers guided tours, excursions on horseback, night-time tours, mountain bike excursions and birdwatching.
EATING OUT
EATING OUT
Maremma is not just about art, nature and relaxation, but is also an area with a fine culinary tradition that has been passed down through the ages, allowing the tourist to delight his taste buds with ancient fragrances and forgotten flavours.
Sovana and Pitigliano offer several restaurants and eating houses serving traditional cuisine from the Maremma region, whilst the area is also dotted with a number of farm restaurants serving local produce and some of these are close to the hamlet.
For those who prefer self-catering, Pitigliano has two supermarkets and various small shops selling local products.