Orbetello, the town and the surrounding

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Orbetello... town and the surrounding

Orbetello lies on the Tuscany coast, in the heart of the Maremma region, less than two hours from Rome, Florence, Siena and Pisa. Pearl of the Costa d'Argento, in the centre of a sparkling lagoon, Orbetello is joined to the Argentario promontory by the two long, golden sand dunes, known as the "Tomboli della Feniglia e della Giannella" that offer the visitor kilometres of enchanting, unspoilt beaches interrupted here and there by inviting pine woods.

The spectacular views around the Monte Argentario offer a range of breathtaking scenery; high cliffs rising sheer from the sea, alternating inlets and bays where the transparent blue sea invites visitors to enjoy a relaxing swim. Just off the Monte Argentario coast, in less than an hour by ferry, are the islands of Giglio and Giannutri with their crystalline water and limpid seabeds that offer scuba divers an unforgettable experience.

Among the many places close to Orbetello worth visiting, Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole, with their distinctive coloured houses and picturesque fishing ports are certainly not to be missed.

All this plus 50 kilometres of unspoilt beaches and rocky coastlines set between two of the biggest protected natural reserves in Italy, make Orbetello an ideal place for a study holiday in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany.

How to get to Orbetello

By air

  • Rome airport Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino)
  • Rome airport Ciampino
  • Pisa airport Galileo Galilei

By train

  • From Rome: Rome-Pisa line to Orbetello
  • From Pisa: Pisa-Rome line to Orbetello
  • From Florence: Florence-Orbetello line via Siena
  • Train timetable

By bus

By car

  • From Rome: Take the motorway A12 Rome-Civitavecchia and then the Aurelia to Orbetello
  • From Pisa: Drive to Grosseto and then the Aurelia southbound to Orbetello
  • From Florence: Drive to Grosseto via Siena and then the Aurelia southbound to Orbetello

Distances from major cities

Orbetello is an ideal study-holiday location as it is an enchanting place and very close to the most important and interesting cities of Italy.

Distances from Orbetello: Rome: 140 km - Siena: 110 km - Florence: 180 km - Pisa: 180 km - Lucca: 200 km - Orvieto: 100 km - Assisi: 190 km - Perugia: 200 km