Photographer's Note

The promontory of Argentario is a promontory in the province of Grosseto, lapped by the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lagoon of Orbetello. Administered by the town of Monte Argentario, Tuscany is located along the coast east of 'Island of Giglio and north Giannutri. The highest point reaches 635 meters s.l.m. on the summit of Mount Telegraph. Like the promontory of Piombino and other minor headlands, also Argentario was originally an island, which over the centuries has come to be connected to the nearby mainland, for the lifting of the first bolster Feniglia (action of marine currents ) and then also bolster Giannella (storage material from the nearby river Albegna). Once joined to the mainland by two strips of sand, the inner part of the promontory between them has come to see wet from the Lagoon of Orbetello, whose origin was coeval with the processes that led to the transformation of the Argentario from island to promontory. The territory of the promontory is almost completely inaccessible hilly and at times, softened only by man who created the time of the terraces where it is grown mainly screw (Ansonica Coast Argentario) and also the olive tree locally. The only flat area, which is of very limited area, is located in the eastern part of the promontory, in the locality Terrarossa near the end point of nineteenth-century artificial dam, on which was built during the last century to the road for Orbetello instead of the disused railway Orbetello-Porto Santo Stefano. The two towns are located on the promontory Porto Santo Stefano (northwest), which houses the city of Monte Argentario, Porto Ercole and south-east from the more ancient origins.

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