Talamone, Italy Kitesurfing Guide
Talamone, Italy is a small town in Tuscany that’s rarely visited by the typical tourist. It was built over 2,000 years ago and is charming with its town of red-clay roofs, medieval fortress walls, and small, winding streets. It sits on the edge of a cape, overlooking a small lagoon ideal for kitesurfing.
Why go kitesurfing in Talamone, Italy?
Talamone, Italy is one of the most popular kitesurfing spots in the Tuscany and its easy to understand why. The wind blows consistently and there’s ample room to launch and land along its sandy beaches. You can kiteboard over clear, flatwater just in front of the quirky town of Talamone itself and we recommend exploring there before and after your session.
This area makes for a great home base to explore the other spots of Tuscany and is an overall great spot for perfecting your skills without worrying about strong currents, large waves, or other major hazards. There are some rocks to look out for and the launch and landing area is quite narrow.
Best time to go kiteboarding in Talamone, Italy: April to October. June to August is most crowded.
Average water temperature: 10˚C – 24˚C
Wind type: S, W, and SW cross-sideshore thermal wind over flatwater. Usually 15+ knots.
Best for: Beginner to advanced kiters
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How to get to Talamone, Italy
You can drive from Pisa International Airport (PSA) or Florence Airport (FLR). From Pisa, Talamone is about a two-hour drive. From Florence, it is about a two to three-hour drive. Rome is at least three hours away by train and by car, depending on traffic. There is parking directly at Talamone – though you’ll need to arrive early to reserve a space.
The best kite schools and rental shops in Talamone, Italy
Talamone Windsurfing Kite Centre: A school and rental shops that offers rental equipment and courses for kitesurfers and windsurfers. If you’ve wanted to learn hydrofoil, now is your chance! Lessons are taught through a transceiver. There are also stand up paddleboards, peddle boats, and canoes available.
Maselli Kite School: This school offers lessons every day from June to the end of September.
Hibiscus: Hibiscus School offers windsurfing and kitesurfing rental gear and lessons.
Things to do in Talamone when the wind is down
Explore Talamone’s ancient ruins: You can step back in time and walk among Roman ruins and a Etruscan temple expertly made of stone that was likely built around 400 BC to honor the Etruscan god, Tinia. Afterward, trace the town of Talamone by walking along its fortress walls.
Learn about the local environment at the Museum of the Lagoon: Ever wonder about the environment you kiteboard in? At the Museum of the Lagoon, you can discover interesting facts about the marine life that exists under the sea. It has exhibits on the traditional fishing tactics and history of the town, local artwork, pictures taken throughout the decades, and more.
Eat and drink in town: What’s something that Tuscany is famous for? Wine, of course. The local village of Talamone might not look like much from a distance, but in nearly every restaurant you’ll find delicious food sourced from the nearby area. Order any seafood or polenta based meal and it’s sure to be paired with a glass of regional wine – the ultimate reward for a long day of kiting!
Venture to Maremma Natural Park: Those who visit Talamone often come here to explore the Regional Park of Maremma, a haven for nature lovers. The park leads along rocky beaches, Tuscan woods, and offers prime views of the sea.