Argentario, Italy

Living in Arrgentario, Italy

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Located in the Maremma Grossetana and part of the Costa d'Argento in the southern part of Tuscany, the area of Monte Argentario has a great seafaring tradition.

The town, known for its tourist vocation, is a center of international importance for sailing and pleasure boating. Monte Argentario is a promontory of rare beauty almost completely surrounded by the sea. It is joined to the mainland by the two beaches of Giannella and Feniglia, and by the artificial road that cuts the Orbetello lagoon in two separate parts. There are many places on Monte Argentario to visit, including: Porto Santo Stefano, the main inhabited center that is developed close to the commercial port of the Valley and the tourist port of Pilarella; the seventeenth-century Spanish fortress dominates the upper part of the town, at its feet there are numerous alleys and very suggestive stairways; Porto Ercole: ancient fishing village, today a famous summer holiday resort, is guarded by the mighty fortresses built at the time of the Spanish Presidia.

The oldest part of the village, the one under the Rocca, is accessible only on foot, and has kept intact the architecture and atmosphere of past centuries. Finally, the long sandy beaches but above all the fascinating coves accessible by sea, are absolutely not to be missed. The beaches of Monte Argentario are not always easy to reach, but the effort of the route is always rewarded by the sight of the crystalline sea. Monte Argentario is definitely one of the best area in Italy where invest in a beachfront property with sea view.