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FENIGLIA DUNE NATURE RESERVE

The Duna di Feniglia Nature Reserve is a state protected natural area established in 1971.The Feniglia is a tombolo or a strip of sand between the hill of Ansedonia to the east and Monte Argentario to the west. It is about 6 km long and covers a total area of 474 hectares. From Orbetello, the...

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GIANNELLA LACE PILLOW

The Tombolo della Giannella is a strip of land about 6 km long and an average width of just over 300 meters, which goes from Monte Argentario to the mouth of the river Albegna. It is located in the municipality of Orbetello for all its extension and is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north west...

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RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE OF ORBETELLO

CATHEDRAL OF ORBETELLODedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, the Cathedral is the main church of Orbetello, perhaps built on the ruins of an Etruscan-Roman temple and renovated in 1375 in Gothic-Tuscan style. The church is preceded by a short staircase that overlooks Piazza della Repubblica. The facade...

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EX HYDROFOIL AND ATLANTIC CRUISES

The Orbetello Lagoon, since 1916, was considered a favorable field for aviation. The Idroscalo is located in the same area as the ancient "Glacis" which, at the time of the Spanish fortifications, was an entrenched field. Designed by the architect Pier Luigi Nervi, in a few years it was transformed...

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MILITARY ARCHITECTURE OF ORBETELLO

ORBETELLO WALLSOf Etruscan origin (probably dating back to the 5th century B.C.), they were first enlarged and restored in the Middle Ages and then in the late 16th century. They are still in a good state of preservation along Via Mura di Levante.THE DOORS OF ORBETELLOWhen we talk about the gates...

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CIVIL ARCHITECTURE OF ORBETELLO

Palazzo del Podestà, located in the central Piazza Eroe dei Due Mondi is surmounted by the Clock Tower;Ancient Barracks Umberto I, formerly a Religious Institute, which hosted for a period of time the precious pediment of Talamone. This building is the centre of culture and often hosts...

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