The Internet's most comprehensive Travel website for Italy

 

Use quote marks to search for exact names eg "Hotel Florence"

 




Click to see more pictures of Talamone, Italy










 

Welcome to Talamone, Tuscany, Italy

Population:
13,765 (2001)

Talamone is by far the most romantic town on Tuscany's Etruscan Riviera.  It is also the most historic places on this stretch of coast and definitely worthwhile of a visit if you are travelling from Rome to Pisa or planning on having a holiday in the area.

Surrounded by Torquoise water on either side of the promontory which the town occupies; with magnificent stretches of coastline, Talamone differs considerably in terms of both position and history from its neighbours who in our experience seem to lack the same magic that inspires both romance and relaxation that Talamone has.

There is no question why directors of "Quantum of Solace" the latest epic in the James Bond saga, used Talmone as the background to one one of the films most beautiful scenes when James Bond goes to his friend Mathis' villa to find him drinking white wine with his beautiful Itailan girlfriend on the terrace looking North to Talamone.  Here, James Bond in this idyllic setting persuades his friend to come with him to Bolivia.

The cast of Quantum of Solace were initially scheduled to spend five weeks in Talamone.  Rumore has it that they ended up spending two extra weeks here.  They are said to have fallen in love with the location.  It's not difficult to see why.

Now, although the town has now been showcased world-wide, the area and the town itself remain relatively unknown by tourists. Only now starting to draw curios travellers.  Some of the magnificent villas in the area, have had more requests than they've known what to do with and we've been told by many that the film is possibly the best thing to happen to the area in terms of boosting the town's reputation.  Sometimes it takes Hollywood to put a place on the map, but we can assure you that unlike many other areas in Italy, Talamone is certainly not pretentious and is still very well priced compared to many of the more well-known areas. 

There are no shortage of things to do and see in Talmone and in the surrounding area, (but again, I reiterate that making Talamone your base on the Etruscan Riviera is a good choice becasue it so beautiful and so central.).

Less than 45 minutes away, the beautiful Terme di Saturnia, the National Maremma park and the Tuscan Archipelago are all available for those that care to know and enjoy some of the most captivating areas in Tuscany.

For more information about Talmone, places to stay here, where to go and what to see, don't hesitate to contact us.  If you could ask an expert, why wouldn't you? Email us!

Region of Tuscany

 

Directions

Talamone is easy to reach following the Rome-Grosseto Coastal highway.  Look for the exit to Talamone and follow the road to the coast. 


The Tuscan Coast, as seen from the Castle and the historical Centre of Talamone


Torre di Talamonaccio, where Quantum of Solace was filmed, Talamone, Italy