"TALAMONE" Talamone by breughel

Talamone Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 29 photos

Talamone connue depuis l'antiquité.

Talamone est une toute petite ville fortifiée sur un promontoire rocheux à l'extrémité nord de la baie et plage qui jouxte la péninsule de l'Argentario. On y a une magnifique vue sur l'Argentario du côté de Porto Santo Stefano ainsi que sur l'île de Giglio.

Talamone est connue depuis l'antiquité par la bataille qui opposa en 225 avant J.C. une alliance de tribus Celtes cisalpines et transalpines aux Romains. Plus tard ayant pris le parti du tribun Marius elle fut détruite par son ennemi Silla. Au XIVe siècle elle fit partie de la république de Sienne qui la fortifièrent par une série de tours pour la protéger des incursion sarrasines ce qui n'empêcha pas le pirate Barberousse de détruire en partie Talamone. Au XVIe elle entre sous la domination de Florence qui la céda à l'Espagne avec d'autres villes de la côte formant le "Stato dei Presidi". La forteresse "La Rocca" date de cette époque.
Talamone fit de nouveau parler d'elle lorsque Garibaldi pendant "l'expédition des mille" y fit halte pour se réapprovisionner.

C'est assez surprenant que ce petit bout de rocher a connu tant d'évènements historiques.
Aujourd'hui elle vit du tourisme et son petit port est transformé en marina. A fin septembre l'endroit était merveilleusement tranquille sans problème de parking (ce qui n'est peut être pas le cas en haute saison).

Talamone is known since antiquity

Talamone is a little town strengthened on a rocky cape at the northern extremity of the bay and beach which adjoins the peninsula of the Argentario. The sight on the Monte Argentario and on the island of Giglio is wonderful.

The place is known since the antiquity by the battle of Talamone (225 A.C.) which opposed a great alliance of Celtic tribes against the Romans.
Talamone got involved in the fight between Marius and Silla and was destroyed.
In the 14th century she became part of the republic of Siena who strengthened Talamone by a series of towers to protect her against the Saracen. These fortifications did not prevent the pirate Barbarossa from destroying part of the little town.
In the 16th c. Talamone was dominated by Florence which gave her to Spain with other cities of the coast forming the "Stato dei Presidi".
The fortress "La Rocca" dates from this Spanish period.
Talamone made again speak about her when Garibaldi during "the expedition of the thousand" halted here to supply his troops.

It's surprising that this small rock has seen so many historical events.
Nowadays Talamone lives of tourism and her small harbour is transformed into a marina. At the end of September the place was nicely quiet without any problem of parking a car (what might be a problem during high season).

  • Last visit to Talamone: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    What a pretty area! Love your take on Restaurant La Scesa!

    • breughel's Profile Photo
      Mar 5, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Thank you for visiting with me. After that stay I could not ignore Garibaldi anymore!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Another place we visited and looked over the rim-steeeep.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2009 at 1:14 AM

    Another lovely little hideaway!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2009 at 5:23 AM

    This looks like a beautiful area, but I don't think I would want to reserve at a hotel that has such a strict cancellation policy.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 4:10 AM

    Looks like a very tranquil & pretty place to visit especially in low season it seems

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Quel plaisir de découvrir sur vos pages un endroit dont je n'avais jamais entendu parler! Vos photos sont superbes!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 4:46 AM

    Bonjour mon ami. Lovely page on Talamone, Italy. The port area looks to be especially pretty. Looks like you enjoyed your time there.

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