Monte Argentario is a promontory stretching towards the Tyrrhenian Sea in southern Tuscany. Monte Argentario is connected with the mainland by three spits of land which form two lagoons, the Laguna di Ponente on the west side and the Laguna di Levante on the east side of the middle dam. There are two small towns on the peninsula, Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole. During World War II, the settlements of Argentario were heavily bombed, with numerous losses. The port of Santo Stefano was destroyed, and was rebuilt only in the 1950s.
This Itinerary from Porto Santo Stefano to Torre di Capo d'Uomo and back, is a very scenic itinerary, exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the entire Tyrrhenian coast. The path starts in Porto Santo Stefano, near one of the public parkings, on Piazza del Mercato, reaches along the hillside towards the Torre Capo d'Uomo, overlooking Cala Piccola, and ends on Via del Molo at the northern side of the harbour of Porto Santo Stefano. From there you can walk back to the starting point, along the harbour from where the ferryboats depart for the islands of Giglio and Gianutri.