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View of Talamone
|Elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Dialing code||(+39) 0564|
The surrounding area is characterized by the presence of vegetation typical of Mediterranean scrub and long sandy beaches, lined by pine trees.
Like Orbetello, the late Middle Ages left few marks on Talamone and control was transferred from (among the others) the Aldobrandeschi to the Republic of Siena, until in 1559 the territory was ceded to Spain and became part of the State of Presidi.
The port town was also a stage during Admiral Horatio Nelson’s expedition to Egypt in 1798, cited by Napoleon himself as "Tagliamon on the coast of Tuscany". The city's name is also linked to Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Expedition of the Thousand in 1860. In his route towards Sicily, he made a stop there to stock up on water and weapons.
- Church of Santa Maria Assunta
- Church of Madonna delle Grazie
- Vivarelli Mausoleum (Chapel of the cemetery)
- Towns' Walls
- Rocca Aldobrandesca
- Torre di Capo d'Uomo
- Torre delle Cannelle
- Tower of Talamonaccio
On the outskirts of Talamone is the southern entrance to the Maremma Natural Park, from where are found some spectacular nature trails.
The local beach of Talamone has become a very popular area to practice the sport of kitesurfing.
- Guerrini, Giuseppe (a cura di). Torri e castelli della provincia di Grosseto (Amministrazione Provinciale di Grosseto). Siena, Nuova Immagine Editrice, 1999.
- Mazzolai, Aldo. Guida della Maremma. Percorsi tra arte e natura. Florence, Le Lettere, 1997.
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