The Argentario, a small mountain and promontory (the name means “Mount of Silver”), attracts tourists with its pleasant maritime environment and very mild climate, so that it is an ideal all-year resort. In the inside area of the promontory, lovers of trekking, and mountain biking will find plenty of pathways climbing up from the seaside among the typical Mediterranean vegetation, the maquis, which is very luxuriant here and opens in spots with scenes of rare beauty. Golfers will also be satisfied: the Argentario Golf Club is a 77 hectare park with a world-class, 18 holes golf course, set within a sort of natural amphitheatre of olive trees and maquis. The seaside area is also extremely varied and attractive to all: both ample and sandy amid pine forests, and rocky shores, deep and shallow water, alternating with high cliffs and small, lonely coves and bays, where the sea is crystal clear. Such a variety in the coastline is ideal for scubadivers, who can choose among many types of immersion points and underwater landscapes: walls, caves, shoals and wrecks, in a sea teeming with fish.
Two very picturesque maritime villages overlook the promontory: Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano. Both were loved as seaside resorts already in the times of the Roman Empire. And time seems to have stopped here. Life flows slowly and quietly, among the many typical clubs and restaurants by the sea. Local cuisine is also great, and freshly caught fish is a must.