If you ever want to visit Le Rocchette, the first stop is in Punta Ala. This is a village on the top of a small hill looking down, overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea.
MARCO VIANI | MARCH 10, 2020 | MAGAZINE
Le Rocchette is famous for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Maremma.
To reach it, you need to follow the provincial coastal road, and you will easily find the signs.
It is the typical beach suitable for children for the finesse of its sand, the water’s transparency, and the seabed that slopes gently. Here families find the ideal environment for a holiday in total serenity.
The area is equipped with bars and restaurants but without being too crowded.
Most of the beach is free.
One end of the beach is closed by the peninsula where the Forte Delle Rocchette, a 12th-century watchtower, is visible. In this area, some rocks allow you to dive from a modest height without danger.
The peculiarity of the Rocchette is also given by the vastness of the centuries-old pine forest that lies behind the coast.
The Fort of the Rocchette is also remembered in a papal bull of 1188 and was called Rocca di Campo Albo. During the 16th century, it was enlarged at the request of Cosimo I de’ Medici. After establishing the Kingdom of Italy, it was transformed into a lighthouse, and it worked until the mid-1800s.
Today it is privately owned.
In this small town, you can spend a pleasant beach holiday in Tuscany, immersed in the uncontaminated nature of the Maremma. The area is full of tourist offers of all kinds: from the luxury resorts of Punta Ala to the many campsites in the area that also offer excellent quality services.