What to see on the Etruscan Coast
Leaving Livorno behind, the path winds its way that, between sea and nature, leads to the archaeological treasures of art and culture of the Etruscan Coast.
From Livorno to Piombino 90 km of coastline are bathed by a limpid emerald green sea and perfumed by a thick Mediterranean pine forest. It is a patch of land where nature is the true essence, full of parks, naturalistic oases, wildlife refuges and protected areas.
There are splendid places on the sea where you can find white sand beaches as well as darker shores and cliffs carved by the wind where the seabed is deep and full of fish.
Today the Etruscan Coast presents itself as an uncontaminated territory suitable for tourists who love a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, away from mass tourism.
We follow the example of the Etruscans who chose the wild cliffs and the suggestions of the Tuscan countryside as places to find the utmost satisfaction.
Of this ancient civilization important and numerous testimonies remain and, in the Gulf of Baratti, the only necropolis located on the sea. But in the area you can also meet small medieval villages rich in a thousand-year history, with cobbled streets, small churches, parish churches and castles.
Holidays in Castiglioncello
On the promontory of Punta Righini is Castiglioncello, a renowned seaside resort that found its splendor with the construction of the Pasquini Castle, the first large villa that allowed the town to attract famous vacationers and which consequently led to the construction of other villas, hotels, hotels. , residence and bed and breakfast.
Castiglioncello is characterized by the high and jagged coast, red cliffs overlooking the sea covered by a thick pine forest, sheltered bays, beaches and coves bathed in clear water, where there are characteristic bathing establishments. Castiglioncello, for its beauty, has inspired artists, writers and poets.
Frequented by visitors who love ecological niches and the atmosphere of seaside villages where you can enjoy a tasty fish spaghetti in one of the many restaurants along the seafront in complete relaxation.
Holidays in Bibbona
Medieval village founded in the Etruscan era. At the center of the village is the 12th century church of Sant'Ilario and around it, a network of alleys follows the folds of the walled hill. On the road that climbs towards the center you will find the Old Town on whose facade there are a series of tombstones that recall the life of the town.
Its marina is a destination for international tourism who love nature and outdoor sports. The long beaches are ideal for walking, cycling and horseback riding. Even the Macchia della Magona wood is a splendid protected natural environment where you can go through marked paths and trails, in the midst of the scents of the Mediterranean vegetation species of the biogenetic oasis it hosts.
Holidays in Bolgheri
The town dates back to 1100. Bolgheri is a small village, a group of houses gathered around the two squares and owes its fame to the majestic avenue of cypresses planted in 1831 that connects it to San Guido, known for being a source of inspiration for the poet Giosuè Carducci. The poet lived in Bolgheri from 1838 to 1848 and in many of his works he told of the life, characters and environment of the small village.
Holidays in Castagneto Carducci
The name of the town is a tribute to the poet Giosuè Carducci who lived here his early youth.
The town is surrounded by rolling hills, fresh pine forests and the charm of the medieval atmosphere. In the plain at the foot of Castagneto there is the WWF Bolgheri wildlife refuge, an evocative environment of exceptional naturalistic importance; it is home to several species of water and non-aquatic birds and extends over approximately 500 hectares.
The Castagneto countryside is crossed by the Wine Route where some of the most appreciated wines in the world are produced thanks to the mild and temperate climate and the talent of the producers.
Holidays in San Vincenzo
Equipped with a well-equipped marina, it is one of the most important seaside resorts on the coast.
Its deep beaches of light and fine sand and the pine forest, stretching out to the sea, make San Vincenzo an oasis of natural beauty combined with the comforts of a welcoming and hospitable location, full of accommodation facilities, which make it a destination for tourism who want to enjoy the tranquility but also the fun of outdoor activities such as walking, trekking
and go horseback riding.
San Vincenzo is also an excellent destination for those who love to immerse themselves in food and wine tours in search of the most characteristic flavors of Tuscany, including the tasting of the excellent wines of the area.
Holidays in Populonia
Populonia was born around the sixth century BC with the Etruscan settlement and became the richest mining town in the Mediterranean and the most important in the ancient world for the processing and trade of iron. A panoramic road connects Populonia to the Gulf of Baratti where there are very important remains from the Etruscan era.
In the archaeological park, which extends for about 80 hectares, through organized paths, the Etruscan tombs can be visited; the most impressive are the tumulus tomb of the Chariots from the 7th century. BC and the shrine tomb of the Bronzetto of Bidder of the V century. BC The monumental necropolis of San Cerbone is of considerable interest, the only one to be built on the sea.
Via delle Cave allows you to reach the places where the stone used to build the city was extracted. The acropolis is on the highest point of the Populonia promontory, where remains of walls and temples emerge from the countryside to the foot of the fortified village. The town center contains paved alleys, small shops and a museum of Etruscan and Roman finds found in the area and in the sea.