Follonica is a town in the province of Grosseto
in the Italian region of Tuscany
, on the Gulf of Follonica approximately 40 km northwest of the city of Grosseto. It was founded in 1843 by Grand Duke Leopold the second for the workers of the new ironworks plant. However the area was already settled in Etruscan and Roman times and the ruins of a medieval castle “Castello di Valli” overlooks the modern town from a nearby hill. Owner Direct is pleased to offer vacation rental accommodations, villa rentals, apartment rentals and condo rentals in this popular seaside town.
Follonica is a popular tourist site during the summer and is referred to as the “Miami” of Tuscany
. Or at least that is how the locals see themselves. The second biggest city in the region, Follonica does mirror Miami with its tall, white buildings, which stretch from the busy city center right up to the sandy beaches and wild Tyherrinian Sea. These buildings house a variety of accommodations; therefore a vacation rentals can meet any budget, whether you are looking for an apartment rental, condo rental or villa rental. The attitude of Follonica is anything but like Miami, the locals here adopted a tropical island attitude to their daily lives, which mostly involves a lot of relaxed walks through the city after lunch and lazing on the beach before returning to work.
The summer came be extremely busy in Follonica attracting many Italians from Florence
and even Rome
looking for lodgings such as villa and apartment rental accommodation. Visiting Follonica in the spring and fall is very pleasant and offers the privacy of the spectacular sandy beaches all to yourself. During the 3 weekends in late February and early March Follonica celebrates its annual “Carnevale Follonica
,” this wonderful event is a great time for adults and children which includes a with a parade with spectacular floats and a competition for the prettiest girl from the area.
Accommodation vacation rentals including apartment rentals and villa rentals will have you close to some of the sights in and around Follonica. These include the Castle of Valli, “Pievaccia” which is the remains of a large fortified medieval monastery and the “Chiesa di San Leopold” or the Church of San Leopold
. What makes this church so special is that it is made mostly from iron, the only one of its type in Italy
. The sheer artistry that went into carving all the iron work has to be seen to be believed.
After a day sightseeing or lazing at the beach and before you return to your vacation rentals of either a villa rental or apartment rental be sure to check out one of the many local Gelato outlets. Some are “artigianale” (handmade on the premises) some are not, but they are all guaranteed to be delicious.