The ‘Covo dei Ladri’ (Thieves Hideaway) is not as ominous as it sounds.
While Manciano would like to claim it was the haven of the Maremma’s highway brigands, this nickname stems instead from the towns truly enviable position, located high enough up to have an almost unobstructed view from the closest mountain to the seaside almost 35km away.
Manciano is the hub of the Fiora Valley.
It’s where you go to do your shopping and mix with the locals at the great restaurants and pizzeria.
Museo Preistoria e Protostoria
This fantastic museum is the only one in Italy to have something from every era of prehistory up to the Bronze Age.
It’s also recently undergone a complete renovation that makes it one of Tuscany’s most digitally savvy.
Stop in the lobby for a selfie with a prehistoric man before you pick up an iPad and explore the rest of the museum with interactive videos and kids’ mascot Lucy!
And the best part? It’s all free.