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and cellar with wine tasting and light-lunch

Coastline from Livorno to Piombino

For over 90 uninterrupted kilometres, clear water shading from emerald green to deepest blue washes the coast, the water quality and services provided by the coastal resorts have been awarded the European Union's Blue Flag.


 Etruscan Coast : ROMITO

For over 90 uninterrupted kilometres, clear water shading from emerald green to deepest blue washes the coast, the water quality and services provided by the coastal resorts have been awarded the European Union's Blue Flag.
A line of splendid resorts stretches from Livorno to Piombino - Castiglioncello, Quercianella, Rosignano, Vada, Cecina, Bibbona, Marina di Castagneto and San Vincenzo.
Beaches of pale sand, like those at San Vincenzo and Baratti, alternate with the darker sands of Marina di Castagneto, Bibbona and Cecina, and wind-sculpted rocky shores where the water is deep and teeming with fish. Well-equipped marinas provide plenty of opportunities for yachting.

Quercianella
Quercianella is an enchanting resort with quiet charm set amid pinewoods and Mediterranean scrub overlooking the sea on the rocky coast south of Livorno.
The bathing establishments are equipped with modern facilities for holidays and water sports.
Here, the sea breaks over the rocks and shingle beaches of coves surrounded by greenery and scuba divers and snorkellers explore the seabed. Surfing is popular all year round, and the little harbour offers safe mooring for boats.

CastiglioncelloCastiglioncello

Originally an Etruscan village, Castiglioncello stands on a small headland at the foot of the Livorno hills. "The pearl of the Tyrrhenian", this well-known holiday resort has a charm all its own. Sheer red cliffs, sheltered bays, bathing beaches and coves washed by crystal clear water and a shady pinewood – Castiglioncello’s beauty has inspired artists, painters, writers and poets.
Celebrated by painters of the Macchiaioli school, favoured by many literary and artistic personalities, it is an important centre for artistic and scientific events. Every year cultural events, dance seasons, literary and philosophical awards and international conferences are held at Castello Pasquini. Important cultural initiatives take place at Diego Martelli Art Centre and at the Communication Centre.Castiglioncello has been awarded a blue flag by the Europe an Union and is also a centre for sports - water-sports, tennis and golf can be enjoyed there, while Chioma attracts divers from all over the world. The shady pinewood, its air laden with woodland scents, is an inviting place for relaxing walks. A wide choice of accommodation offers old-fashioned hospitality and high-quality cuisine can be found in numerous restaurants where fresh-caught fish is served.

Rosignano MarittimoRosignano Marittimo

Prized resort for summer holidays since the second half of the 1800s, Castiglioncello was until that time a poor fishing village.
However, going further back in time, it is found that Castiglioncello goes right back to the Etruscan period, when the settlement depended on the powerful Volterra. Testimony to this period is the Necropolis composed of more that 200 tombs going back to the III to I century B.C. which was found intact, almost in the centre of the modern town; the finds which came to light are exhibited at the Castiglioncello Etruscan Museum founded in 1
913-14.Apart from a brief interest for the place by the

Medici family

(Cosimo I had a watch tower built to defend the coast, which is still in good condition) Castilioncello was for centuries an isolated place, far away from the grand roads of communication and almost unknown, and this was its good fortune, in that for its uncontaminated nature and its mild climate, in the second half of the 1800s it became the favourite holiday place of the writer and Fiorentino art critic Diego Martelli, who was followed by certain “ Macchiaioli” artists, who gave life to the famous Castiglioncello School, and by other Tuscan artists.

Since then the popularity of Castiglioncello has ever increased, and, being faced with the many tourist requests, the town has also grown.
At the beginning of the 1900s the first bathing establishments where built, and elegant villas immersed in the green countryside around the Medicea tower. In the middle of the park, still in the XIX century the Castello Pasquini was built, an imposing building, Seat of the Visual

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