Sit back and take in the views on this panoramic drive along the coast – you’ll be able to see the islands of the Tuscan archipelago if you look out to sea. This beautiful area is watched over by the Argentario Mountain, which stands an impressive 2083 feet above sea level. Three sandy stretches of land come together to encircle Orbetello’s blue-tinted lagoon, connecting the town of Orbetello to the Argentario headland. The geography of this place makes it ideal for plants and animals to set up home, and for that reason it has become something of a coastal oasis. You can often spot pink flamingos there. Your first stop will be the picturesque town of Porto Ercole. You’ll be given a guided walking tour through this colourful village, which is where the Baroque painter Caravaggio is said to have been buried. After some free time for lunch, you’ll drive to the town of Orbetello, a fishing port that sits next to a lagoon – it’s been protected by the World Environment Fund since 1971, as it provides a thriving ecosystem for wildlife. While you’re in Orbetello, you’ll visit the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and take a scenic walk along the lagoon, before heading back to Piombino.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.