Set in superb grounds
Golf Hotel Punta Ala is set in beautiful grounds and is almost hidden by the lush vegetation of the Maremma region of Italy. A pleasant walk through the pine grove is all that separates the hotel from a golden sandy beach and the crystalline waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The beaches in the Maremma region are wild and enchanting. Hidden by pinewoods and accessed using pathways wrapped in lush, fragrant vegetation, these beaches are not to be missed. Among the most beautiful are: Cala Violina, Cala Martina, Cala Civetta, La Polveriera, Casetta Civinini.
Art and Culture
Punta Ala is a perfect base to discover the most evocative mediaeval villages in Maremma and also the towns and cities of Tuscany famous for their art. Jewels such as Castiglione della Pescaia on the coast, as well as Scarlino, Gavorrano and Massa Marittima set inland, are only 10 to 20 minutes driving time from the hotel. The more adventurous can travel further afield to visit the following towns and cities: Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio with Grosseto being the nearest.
Maremma is famous for its nature reserves. The following can all be visited from Punta Ala: Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano, the largest marine nature reserve in Europe. Parco della Maremma with its chain of untamed hills stretching down to the coast to meet long, golden sandy beaches and cliffs. You will also find marshland, pine groves, grazing land and farmland. The rich ecosystem of the charming Diaccia Biotrona makes it one of the most important wetlands in Italy.
Maremma is also rich in archaeological sites with the following amongst the most interesting: Roselle with its perfectly preserved Roman amphitheatre, Vetulonia with its necropolis containing over 1,000 tombs and Populonia, an ancient Etruscan settlement overlooking the sea
Food & Wine
This is one of the most diverse and interesting parts of Italy. You will never be bored of the multitude of enchanting countryside sites.
Suggested routes include:
- the tuff itinerary (Manciano, Pitigliano and Sorano);
- the flavour, fragrance and charm itinerary (Capalbio, Roccalbegna, Semproniano, Scansano, Magliano in Toscana and Campagnatico);
- the water, colour and splendour itinerary (Island of Giglio, Monte Argentario, Orbetello and Grosseto).