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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental at Orbetello, Tuscany your home away from home

The Tuscan town of Orbetello is located just south of Grosseto on the coastal lagoon which is a natural reserve for wildlife. Orbetello was an ancient Etruscan settlement and port which dates back to 800BC. The lagoon provides endless things to do along the miles of beaches including swimming, diving, boat trips and fishing. Local cuisine is based on the fresh fish from the area, ravioli or wild boar stew, all accompanied by good local wine.

Things to Do at Orbetello, Tuscany Explore the Town's Historic Sights

The remains of the ancient city walls are one of the main sights near your Orbatello villa. The ruins of the Monastery of Sant'Angelo are also a well-known local landmark. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta has some beautiful 15th century frescoes. It was rebuilt in 1375 over an earlier Etruscan-Roman temple. There is also an old windmill on the lagoon and an interesting harbour.

Beaches

The lagoon on which Orbetello is situated has many miles of beautiful beaches for walking, swimming sunbathing and relaxing. The still warm lagoon waters are ideal for children to safely paddle and swim.Fishing and boat tours to nearby islands such as Elba are also available.

Walking and Biking

The area around Orbetello is ideal for exploring on foot. Walks through the nearby pinewoods and natural parks are popular and the World Wildlife Fund Oasis is a great place to stroll and spot local birds and wildlife.

Places to Visit Near Orbetello, Tuscany Saturnia Falls

Saturnia Falls is a beautiful spa resort to head for, just 55km from your Orbetello holiday villa. Take your bathing suit and enjoy thermal bathing in the hot sulphur pools where the water is 37°C (98°F) all year round.

Pisa

The famous city of Pisa is about two hours drive north from your lovely Orbetello holiday villa. The leaning tower has defied gravity and several earth tremors over the last eight centuries and now leans about 3.9m (12 feet) from its original perpendicular position. This bell tower is a beautiful building and there are plenty more attractions in the area including the Duomo and the baptistery.

Florence

The city of Florence (Firenze) is world-famous for its architecture and art, and is approximately 189km (119 miles) from your Orbetello villa. Art lovers will revel in the art museums and the rich heritage in the many churches in Florence. The Duomo has the largest brick-built dome in the world and visitors can climb to the top for excellent views over the city. The nearby bell tower and the shops on the Ponte Vecchio are also worth visiting.

Weather at Orbetello, Tuscany

The climate around your Orbetello holiday villa is generally warm. Summers can be hot and dry, with temperatures reaching 31°C (88°F) in July. In January the temperatures drop to an average 12°C (54°F) with cooler nights.

 

Travel to Orbetello, Tuscany

Your self catering villa in Orbetello is 140km (88 miles) from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International (FCO) Airport. There are daily flights from all over Europe to Rome, making this a cheap and easy place to fly to. A car is advisable for exploring the area and there is a railway station in Orbetello.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great holiday, great villa!!!

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                                                                                                      We are very glad that we spent our holiday in this villa. Everything was nice - the place, great garden, shallow sea (extremely good for small children and handicaped people) and the big pool. People who care for us, were wonderful. I am completely satisfied and I can recomend this house for anybody. M.H. Prague
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 03, 2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2015

                                                                                                      it was great!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thanks a lot, wonderfull house, wonderfull sea!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2014