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Etruscan coast

Etruscan coast is the name of the coastal belt which encloses the natural oasis of Bolgheri, the splendid pine-wood of Cecina, the rolling countryside of Bibbona, Bolgheri and Monte Calvi.


Etruscan coast is the name of the coastal belt which encloses the natural oasis of Bolgheri, the splendid pine-wood of Cecina, the rolling countryside of Bibbona, Bolgheri and Monte Calvi, where the typical Mediterranean vegetation alternates with fantastic chestnuts.
The medieval towns of Castagneto Carducci, Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima are a must for art and history lovers, who can admire the authentic walls and the wonderful fortified buildings.
In Etruscan time, one of the most important activities in the area (above all in Monte Calvi), was mining.
In the Etruscan coast there are a lot of interesting places to visit and to discover:  Piombino, the nearby Gulf of Baratti and the zone of Populonia, an ancient Etruscan town where metals mined from the island of Elba were subjected to manufacturing. Moreover, there is the natural park of Rimigliano in San Vincenzo, a must for those who want to admire the landscape and to be close to nature at the same time. Populonia castle - ©  Fototoscana.itIt's a Mediterranean live view.

Populonia
Populonia was an Etruscan city, famous in the ancient world for working and trading in iron. The village, situated on top of a hill and surrounded by the sea, has a fascination all its own.
Inside medieval walls built to defend against pirate attacks, and a fortress which dates to the beginning of the XV century, are paved streets, little shops and a private museum of Etruscan and Roman artefacts found in the surrounding area and the sea.
A panoramic road offering wonderful views connects Populonia with the Gulf of Baratti where there are numerous reminders of Etruscan times. The 80 hectare archaeological park, which can be visited along organised routes, combines history and archaeology in a beautiful, unspoilt natural setting.
The San Cerbone monumental necropolis, the only one built near the sea, the remains of metalworking sites, the Cave necropolis and ancient stone quarries are of great interest.

The beaches of the Etruscan Coast

etruscan coastBaratti
The Gulf of Baratti, Buca delle Fate, Spiaggia Lunga and the Cala Moresca beach, Perelli and Torre Mozza are just some of the places famous for their unspoilt beauty along this stretch of coast.
Sandy beaches and rocky inlets alternate for over 30 kilometres, bordered by dense, scented vegetation, and beautiful underwater flora and fauna attract enthusiasts from all over the world.
All kinds of water sport can be enjoyed here at the numerous sailing, surfing and scuba diving clubs. Boats can be hired, or boat and sea-taxi trips booked even at night.
Piombino is a well-equipped port for yachtsmen and for those heading for the islands.
A newly built marina, which is an ideal shelter for all kinds of boats, gives onto the wonderful Gulf of Salivoli. The Marine Biology Centre organises interesting events and also contains a Mediterranean aquarium.

etruscan coastArchaeological park of Baratti and Populonia
Populonia was an Etruscan city, famous in the ancient world for working and trading in iron. The village, situated on top of a hill and surrounded by the sea, has a fascination all its own. Inside medieval walls built to defend against pirate attacks, and a fortress which dates to the beginning of the XV century, are paved streets, little shops and a private museum of Etruscan and Roman artefacts found in the surrounding area and the sea.
A panoramic road offering wonderful views connects Populonia with the Gulf of Baratti where there are numerous reminders of Etruscan times. The 80 hectare archaeological park, which can be visited along organised routes, combines history and archaeology in a beautiful, unspoilt natural setting.
The San Cerbone monumental necropolis, the only one built near the sea, the remains of metalworking sites, the Cave necropolis and ancient stone quarries are of great interest.

Riva degli Etruschi
Riva of Etrurian, a kilometer and over of thin sand in a beach where you can find all the types of comfort, the warm and transparent waters of the Tyrrhenian and the green charm of the Maremma with the wild Mediterranean stain. The all to the center of an important archaeological zone, where numerous, excavations testify the history of an ancient civilization. Luxuriant and perfumed, the pineta that is developed on 320.000 m2s of park that are extended up to the sea, and it is an authentic reserve of surprises. Flora and vegetation are those typical and unmistakable of this type of stain. Among maritime pines, lecci, will find all the presuppositions for a stay indimenticabil.
San Vincenzo
Is a modern town, with a wide range of accommodations and sports facilities and a pleasure boat harbor. The sand beach possesses beach concessions and stretches for many kilometers dotted with old watchtowers once used to defend against pirate raids. San Vincenzo also has a pleasure boat harbor with space for one hundred boats.

San Vincenzo
The sea at San Vincenzo is crystal-clear and bordered by dense pinewoods and thick Mediterranean scrub. The splendid beach, with its fine, gold sand, stretches for many kilometres, alternating fully-equipped bathing establishments with public beaches. Beach umbrellas and sun-beds can be hired at the nearest "Punto Azzurro".
Dotted along the coast are a number of lookouts and old fortifications, including the 14th century San Vincenzo’s Tower, which gave its name to the town and was once used to defend the coast against attacks by pirates.
The limpid air and light sea breezes make aquatic sports even more enjoyable. Once a busy port of call for trade, the spacious, well-equipped harbour of San Vincenzo now has moorings for hundreds of leisure craft.

Marina di BibbonaBibbona
Situated in the beautiful Cecina River valley, Bibbona retains all the fascination of a medieval village surrounded by green woods and countryside. Its modern, well-equipped marina attracts tourists from all over the world, looking for relaxing holidays with plenty of opportunities for sport and fun.
At Marina di Bibbona, the dense pinewood stretching down to the beach and the clear sea is an inviting spot for walking, cycling or horse riding at any time of the year. All kinds of Mediterranean vegetation, as well as a biogenetic oasis, are to be found in the “Macchia della Magona”, a splendid protected area that can be explored by following a network of marked paths and trails.
Many holiday farms in the countryside full of olive trees, vineyards and fruit trees offer hospitality and comfortable accommodation. The fruits of nature and advanced agricultural practices provide the ingredients for the flavourful cooking of this area. Following the Costa degli Etruschi Wine Route, which passes through Bibbona, is a delightful way to discover the fine DOC wines of the area.

Cecina
Set between the blue sea of the Costa degli Etruschi and the green Tuscan countryside, Cecina and its marina are popular with tourists from all over the world. A dense pinewood borders 15 kilometres of sandy beach. At Marina di Cecina, where the sea is limpid and easily accessible, numerous sports, walks in the pinewood and relaxing, fun-filled days can be enjoyed in all seasons.
But Cecina is more than just the sea, it is also history and culture as witnessed by the Etruscan and Roman artefacts on display in the Guerrazzi Museum and the settlements at Villa di San Vincenzino.
A tradition for hospitality – not by chance the annual BETA - Associated Tour Operators Market - is held in Cecina - ensures quality accommodation and facilities. Good food is important here, and a rich calendar of cultural events runs throughout the year.


Etruscan Coast: discover the area

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Accommodations in the area


    • Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)

    Podere Vignanova

    Podere Vignanova, little charming resort in Tuscany, in one of the more enchanting corners of the Etruscan coast, where vineyards with wines which are conquering the world.
    Surrounded by important vineyards in Castagneto hills the farm holding includes an old country house which hosts 4 comfortable flats and 4 delightful suites.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 40 km from Etruscan Coast

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 41 km from Etruscan Coast

    B&B la Fornace di Racciano

    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
    La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 41 km from Etruscan Coast

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 42 km from Etruscan Coast

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 45 km from Etruscan Coast

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 46 km from Etruscan Coast

    Relais della Rovere

    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
    Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 53 km from Etruscan Coast

    Villa Punta Ala 9 beds pool

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • Fucecchio (Florence)
    • 56 km from Etruscan Coast

    Relais Hotel Vedute

    Relais Hotel Vedute Florence surrounded by green countryside is located in a strategic position near Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa and Siena
    Our Wellness Center & Ayurvedic Thai Aquamor invites you to know Ayurvedic and Thai experience in Fucecchio Florence

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 57 km from Etruscan Coast

    Villa Roccamare Castiglione della Pescaia 12 beds

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 57 km from Etruscan Coast

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 70 km from Etruscan Coast

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 72 km from Etruscan Coast

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 73 km from Etruscan Coast

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 73 km from Etruscan Coast

    Farmhouse Massarosa 14 beds pool

    Beautiful ancient Tuscan farmhouse completely renovated located on Tuscan hills 10 km from the golf course of Versilia. The villa can accommodate up to 14 people.
    An oasis of peace for those looking for a stay in the Tuscan hills while staying close to the sea. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in close contact with nature.

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