Maremma


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Maremma

(märām`mä), coastal area in Tuscany, central Italy, along the Tyrrhenian Sea and extending E to the Apennines. A flourishing region in Etruscan and early Roman times, it became marshy and was largely abandoned in the Middle Ages because of malaria. Reclamation was begun (19th cent.) by the grand dukes of Tuscany and was continued in the 20th cent. by the Italian government. There are now wide fertile areas, rich borax mines, and good hunting grounds; cattle and a noted breed of horses are raised. Cities include Piombino (a port) and Grosetto (an inland agricultural center).

Maremma

 

a zone of low-lying, formerly marsh-ridden areas on the western coast of the Italian peninsula, extending intermittently from the mouth of the Arno River to the Bay of Naples. The total area of the Maremma is approximately 5,000 sq km. Fodder grass and rice are grown in the drained areas, and live-stock is raised on pasture land.

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A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet from the family estate vineyards in Maremma, Southern Tuscany, this garnet red is a concentrated, lip-puckering wine with bags of rich brambly fruit and firm enough tannins to cope with savoury meats.
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Instead of terracotta, wrought iron and a sandstone buildings, we must think moder cutting-edge design, a taste of 21st century I felt uneasy because I love the rustic and heritage of typical picture-postcard Tuscan we approached Argentario Golf Resort and the Maremma region, I could imagine mod comforts and luxury and sensed I was losin interest in the old traditions.
At times music transformed workers into one body that performed rhythmical manual labors, such as the scariolanti who cleaned up the Maremma marshes in 1800, or the battipali who hammered wood trunks in the Venetian lagoon to build the city's foundations.