Once you have purchased your ticket at the Alberese visitors’ centre, the itinerary starts from the village church and is well-signposted.
Having reached the gate, the trek starts in a grassy stretch coasted by green hills to then climb gently into the woods and scrubland.
After a little less than five kilometres – and a 300 metres climb – we catch a glimpse of the ruins of the abbey that almost completely cover the clearing that opens out in the middle of the wood.
From San Rabano we follow the path that leads to two observation points in which the vegetation gives way to spectacular views over the coast, around 600 and 800 metres from the abbey. The intense blue sea lapping against the high rocky coast stretches out as far as the eye can see, broken only by the enchanting Forno Bay: a protected beach of fine sand and crystalline sea which was used to film “Non ci resta che piangere” with Benigni and Troisi.
Return Itinerary to San Rabano:
Distance: 9.4 km
Altitude: 290 mt
Means: by foot
Equipment recommended: trekking or sports footwear, water bottle of 1.5lt capacity or more, rucksack.
Maremma Regional Park
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