In the Tuscany episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy travels to Maremma to meet the last remaining cowboys.
The wetlands of the Maremma, in the southwest corner of Tuscany, are home to a vast preserve of stately umbrella pines and remote, untouched beaches. Here you will find the butteri, the last remaining Tuscan cowboys, whose work goes back to the time when the area was malarial swamp with more cattle than people. Azienda Agricole Alberese offers special programs in the summer months to meet the butteri and ride with them; prices start at 25€ for adults and 10€ for kids, in Italian only. For more information, visit: www.alberese.com
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