|On the Way to the Beach Acrylic and Oil on Canvas cm 30x40|
Today's painting shows a summer view of one of my favourite parts of Tuscany, the Maremma area.
Once in a while I really feel like spending a some time there. It is a very large portion of Tuscany, including most of the territory of the provinces of Grosseto and Livorno.
It is still wild and unspoilt and probably not so well known abroad like other areas such as the Chianti region or Montalcino, even though it has so much to offer.
Its territory is incredibly diverse, with beautiful beaches, pine woods, green hills and flat areas. Until less than a century ago these were unhealthy marshes, so for a long time the Maremma region was considered the "poor" part of Tuscany.
It is a land with very ancient roots, where the Etruscans and then the Romans flourished and there are some of the quaintest towns and villages that you can see in Tuscany, and many medieval castles. And, last but not least, wonderful red and white wines are produced!
If you wish to know more about the Maremma region you can have a look here.
And on your next trip to Tuscany remember to schedule a couple of extra days to explore the beautiful South!