1 Dante Alighieri’s Purgatory
We all know the epic poem of The Divine Comedy written by the great Dante of Tuscany depicting hell, heaven and purgatory but did you know that the tragic figure Pia dei Tolomei was from the area of Gavoranno? Her place in one of Dante’s Purgatory where she speaks of her death in Maremma, secured her both a place in literature and now even tourism. Here are a few of her words: “Ah, when you have returned to the world, and rested from the long journey,” followed the third spirit after the second, “remember me, the one who is Pia; Siena made me, Maremma undid me: he knows it, the one who first encircled my finger with his jewel, when he married me.”
2 The Gavorrano Mining and Nature Park
The beauty of this area lies in its diversity and that is just what you will find in the Gavorrano Mining and Nature Park. This is the perfect place to visit to get a sense of everything this area has to offer from hills to sea. It is also a great way to get to know the history of the area which is rich in mines and natural resources. Nature and cultural tourism is high here and well worth a visit.
There certainly is plenty to be said about drinking a fresh white wine under the hot Tuscan sun. Tuscany may be known for its red wines like Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino but let’s not forget its perfectly balanced white wines with the perfect amount of acidity to pair well with young cheeses and fresh catch of the day. A wine worth trying is the Valcomba Vermentino della Maremma Toscana DOC.
4 White Sand Beaches
Though Gavoranno itself is not home to beaches, just a 20-minute drive will lead you to some of the most beautiful beaches of Maremma that you will ever experience. Visit nearby Follonica, Carbonifera or Torre Mozza and learn just how wonderful Tuscany is due to its diversity of mountains, sea, sun and greenery.