Monte Argentario

Position and distance

@42.5763079 // @11.4677422, 135 Km

What to visit

A former island off the coast of Tuscany, now connected to the mainland via three narrow sandbars, Monte Argentario is quite a special rugged spot for those looking to mingle sea and mountain all in one place. In fact this promontory has attracted people as far back as the 3rd century BC, with the arrival of the Etruscans and later the Roman Emperor Traiano, followed by the King of Naples and the Spaniards, who ruled for 150 years before it became under the control of the Duchy of Tuscany. It is said that Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole in the early 1600’s. It is located about 150 kilometers from Pisa and Rome respectively, in the Maremma region of Southern Tuscany. Nearby are the islands of Giannutri and Giglio.

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