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A brand new website has just been launched to highlight the beauties of the Argentario Promontory in all its glory, through amazing images taken by photographer Andrea de Maria.

The photographic website is divided into thematic areas, including:
Not only summer, i.e. all that you can enjoy during fall and winter, when this beach & coastal region has typically few tourists and yet so much to offer

The Argentario Coast, TuscanyThe Coast and its beautiful beaches

Argentario, seaside craftsArts & Crafts, especially tied to the nautical world and fishing

Argentario underwater world, TuscanyNature, both on land and in the underwater world

Monte Argentario, history & folklore, TuscanyHistory & Folklore, such as the Palio Marinaro and the origins of the majestic Spanish Forts

Monte Argentario vineyards, TuscanyCooking & Wines, with photos of local fish dishes such as the Mediterranean horse mackerel with honey and Spiny dye-murex tagliatelle

Argentario Golf Club, Maremma TuscanySports, such as scuba diving, sailing, fold, cycling, hiking, polo

Porto Santo Stefano fireworks, Maremma TuscanyEvents and even a list of accommodations & restaurants.

Have a look at this beautiful website and the inviting images! Check it out monteargentario.info

All images: courtesy of Andrea de Maria and monteargentario.info

Tourism in Italy

Though Tuscany has so much to offer, a favorable exchange rate and cheap flights may be driving more tourists its way.

 

Information at the Italian Tourist Board indicates that Italy is the fifth most popular destination in the world in 2012, with tourists spending a little under €30.8 Billion using today’s exchange rate. The most popular activities included visiting historical and artistic sites, marine locations, lake resorts, mountain resorts, and resorts, and hill towns.

With places like Florence, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo, Battistero di San Giovanni, Duomo di Siena, and Parco Naturale della Maremma, it is probably no surprise that Tuscany was the fourth most popular destination in the country with approximately 6.5 million arrivals.

Shifting Tourism Interests

An article written by Esther Addley, a senior writer for The Guardian, indicates that there may be a shift in interest. The number of visitors coming from the United Kingdom alone increased to 11.2 million in 2014. One possible cause for this increase is that the exchange rate of Italy is currently more favorable to tourists than other places like France or Germany.

Another possible reason driving interest for Italy is the cheaper airline ticket. A document prepared by Boeing indicated that the European Low Fares Airline Association reported a 7.2 percent increase in passengers over levels recorded in 2011. And while this has been a boon to places like Tuscany, travel advice found at parking4less.com cautions people about the cheap flights due to hidden or extra costs such as taxes not included in prices, infant charges, and online check-in fees.

With so many sights to see in Tuscany, it is no wonder that it ranks as the fourth most popular destination in Italy. Two possible reasons driving even more tourists its way are a favorable exchange rate and cheaper flights.

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