This area is characterised by the many picturesque hilltop villages including Pitigliano, Roccastrada, Roccatederighi, Sassofortino, Monte Massi, Massa Marittima, Cinigiano and a lot of unspoilt land and picturesque countryside. The landscape of the interior is not similar as such to the famous Chianti, but beautiful and breathtaking in its own respect. Most towns are small but endearing, and Pittigliano, Sorano and Massa Marittima deserve one or more visits.
It is also down here that the viticulture emerged around the cute little town of Scansano and Morellino di Scansano has long been a delightful and hearty wine. Over recent years, the land have been bought by various winemakers and the quality has become higher and higher every year. The beaches are generally much smaller and less crowded than those found further north in Tuscany, since it is primarily the Italians that come here.