In the realm of the ‘Super Tuscans’, Anna Blomefield shares the best places to eat and great accommodation choices for Tuscany’s gorgeous Alta Maremma area…
Photos by Relais di Biserno
Where to eat & drink
Osteria San Guido
The philosophy of the kitchen revolves around a respect for ingredients of the highest quality in a seasonal cycle of menus with homemade pasta, all accompanied, of course, by the best Bolgheri wines.
Località San Guido, 57020 Bolgheri
+39 0565 749693
A typical Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by vineyards just 3km from Bolgheri. As well as the taverna there is a small shop where you can purchase the local specialities to take away and enjoy at home.
Via Bolgherese, 81 – 57020 Bibbona
+39 345 336 1470
This is the place to come for grilled meat. Situated as it is in the midst of vineyards, the matter of selecting wines to go with their meats is taken very seriously indeed.
Strada Provinciale Bolgherese, 16b, loc. Vallone Dei Messi, 199 – 57022 Bolgheri
+39 0565 762173
La Tana del Pirata
The dream come true of two brothers, Alberto and Mauro Olmi, and their wives Sandra and Sandra, who in 1970 decided to invest in the beauty and potential of the Etruscan Coast.
Via Milano, 17
Marina di Castagneto Carducci
+39 0565 744143
Where to stay
Relais Il Biserno
A stay at Relais Il Biserno (left) can be arranged direct with the Relais on a room-by-room or whole-house basis. Rooms cost around €180-250 per night, including breakfast. Meals, tastings and cookery lessons are all available by arrangement.
Località Biserno, 57020 Bibbona
+39 0586 671099
A luxurious hotel situated right on the coast a little further down the road towards Rome. Understated Tuscan charm and refinement in the heart of the National Park of Maremma and just 20km from Grosseto. Rooms start at €440 per night including breakfast, based on two sharing.
58043 Castiglione della Pescaia
+39 0564 944800
Look to our Super Tuscany article for Anna’s full exploration of the Alta Maremma region