On the western Coast of Tuscany
, Italy is the stretch that is called "The Coast of the Etruscans". It is home to some of the most naturally beautiful beaches and luscious green pine woods.
Named for its inhabitants that date back before the birth of Christ, Etruscan Coast
extends over 80 kilometers of sandy beaches, sand dunes, rocks and cliffs beginning from the capital city of Livorno and finishing at the city of Piombino
, the southernmost city in the Province.
The entire area is particularly rich in flora, fauna and areas of archeological interest.
Many accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals are dotted along this spectacular coast.
This coastal belt has 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. Accommodation and lodging range from charming vacation rental, villa rental options to more luxurious condo rental and apartment rental options.
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 and villas.
Due to its mild climate and its strategically geographical position the Etruscan Coast is the ideal place for any holiday. The sanctuaries of "Oasi di Bolgheri", "Parco della Magona", "Parco di Rimigliano e della Sterpaia" are only some of the many treasures making up the natural heritage of the Coast.
Along with wonderful accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental choices to suit all budgets.
The countryside is crossed by the ‘Wine Road’ where unique world-renowned products are created
, such as the local wine "Sassicaia". Unwinding between the sea and nature there is another fascinating route along the Etruscan Coast that preserves historical, cultural and artistic treasures like the Etruscan Necropolis of Baratti
(the only one to be constructed by the seaside), the Mineral Park of S. Silvestro, the ancient villages of Suvereto, Campiglia, Populonia, Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri; pure precious gems dating from the Middle Ages.
This land boasts kilometers of unspoilt beaches
, the majority with Blue Flag status and the area consists of six neighboring parks, throughout which traces of an animated history of the last 4000 years can clearly be seen. Within these parks there are many interesting walking routes and trails.
One place within the region which is a definite must-see is the archeological-mining park of San Silvestro, situated north of Campiglia Marittima.
It is an open-air museum which allows you to rediscover the mining industry throughout the Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance eras.
Alternatively, for those who are lovers of nature rather than historic buildings, there are the Sterpaia and Rimigliano parks which boast a host of breathtaking scenery, a nature lover’s paradise where the sea and the woods meet.
The villages with their accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals, along the Etruscan Coast, whether located right on the sea or further inland on the hills follow the slow pace of the countryside and all have a story to tell.