Torre Alta and Cala di forno

The Maremma National Park faces the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Park of the Tuscan Archipelago and stretches over 15 miles with a range of hills descending to the sea, sandy beaches and high cliffs, surrounded by marshes, pine forests, cultivated fields and pastures.

One of the parks’ most beautiful outlets is definitely the beach of Cala di Forno, in the municipality of Magliano in Toscana, nestled between two capes of the Uccellina mountains with a golden sand that seems almost white under the glistening sun!

Cala di Forno

Cala di Forno

The park organises many excursion, both on foot and by horse, for beginners and experienced hikers and horse riders alike. Today we would like to suggest a horse riding itinerary that starts from Collecchio, in the municipality of Magliano.

Cala di Forno

Cala di Forno

The itinerary, which is roughly 6 miles long, is suitable for experienced horse riders and lasts approximately 4 hours.

The departure point is the Collecchio olive grove, it takes riders through some Mediterranean scrubland, offering them some breathtaking views, to the beautiful beach of Cala di Forno. It goes past Torre Alta, which belonged to the Aldobrandeschi family from the 13th Century. This is where the legend tells that Margherita Marsili, called the “beautiful Marsilia”, was kidnapped by Ottoman pirates in the 16th Century.

The Sasso della Signora (Lady’s stone) resort is a reference to the “beautiful Marsilia” who used to go to this beautiful panoramic spot in order to rest and admire the landscape, with views of both the sea and the inland.

Il Sasso della signora

Il Sasso della signora

For further info and reservations, contact Alberese visit centre – tel. +39 0564 407098 – e-mail: centrovisite@parco-maremma.it