Places of interest to visit

Among the Tuscany hills there are numerous little villages which deserve a visit.

Among the Tuscany hills and in the higher part of Maremma there are numerous little villages which deserve a visit, from the artistic point of view and also for the enchanting countryside and wonderful gastronomical dishes.

Discover the territory

Costa degli Etruschi

The Etruscan Coast is a long narrow stretch of coastline along Tuscany’s coast that goes from Livorno to Piombino and includes parts of four internal city areas: Collesalvetti, Sassetta, Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima.

The name of this beautiful coastal area is  linked to the presence of the Etruscan civilization that inhabited this area from the start of the 9th century BC (way before the Romans), as so many archeological sites demonstrate today.

At the Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, in the Gulf of Baratti between San Vincenzo and Piombino,nowadays, you can visit one of the most important sites, including a large necropolis, in this area left by the ancient Etruscans. Don’t miss a visit Populonia Alta, a wonderful tiny hamlet, built up on a hill  in front of the Gulf of Baratti, which is the first and unique coastal village built by Etruscans.

The Etruscan Coast also includes the archeological and natural areas of the Parks of the Val di Cornia, to which the Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia as well as the Coastal Parks of Rimigliano.


Volterra is famous and known worldwide as the City of Alabaster. Volterra is a jewel of Etruscan, Roman and medieval Tuscany which preserves artistic and monuments of great importance  which can be seen walking through the streets of the old town, it is possible to visit the city museums: the Art Gallery with works of considerable current Siena and Florence, the Cathedral Museum, which houses works of jewelry and sculptures of the ‘300 Siena, the Etruscan Museum, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Living Museum of Alabaster.

As evidence of the Etruscan period, remain the Gate Arch, the necropolis of Marmini and the objects exposed  in the Etruscan Museum. The Theatre of Vallebona is from the Roman period.


Pisa is the most famous for its Leaning Tower. Many visitors arrive at this university town and visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, or Square of Miracles, where the tower, the cathedral and baptistry form the city’s main attraction.

Around the square’s perimeter you’ll also find the Camposanto, Opera del Duomo museum and Museum of the Sinopie which we also highly recommend visiting. A few blocks away, the Piazza dei Cavalieri once was the heart of power in the city and later the headquarters of the Knights of St. Stephen. Today, it is a center of culture and learning as the famous Scuola Normale di Pisa has its base in the Palazzo della Carovana that faces the square.


Born in 1606, by the will of the Medici who made  it into a city. Livorno has always been an oasis of hospitality for all persecuted religious, political or racial, enriching enterprise and customs of different nations. A seaside town with a beautiful walk through the gardens, fragrant plants and kiosks that inspired famous painters, elegant seaside resorts and the harbor. Its origin is revealed walking through its streets that hold the testimony of various cults, tasting its typical dishes (the fish soup, mullet Livorno, the famous rum punch) in which one finds the whole life of a crossroads of the Mediterranean, boat along the Medici canals that follow the old perimeter pentagonal, skirting the sixteenth century fortifications from the characteristic pink color, and entering in the charming atmosphere of the historic district of New Venice, built on the water. Provides the artistic heritage of churches, examples of Art Nouveau architecture, elegant villas in which resided habitually international celebrities.


Tourist resort of international prestige, Castiglioncello has a unique charm. Celebrated by painters, sought by many protagonists of the entertainment world, is an important center of cultural and artistic events.

The country offers beautiful views, red cliffs overlooking the sea, sheltered bays, coves and restaurants speciality fish.

Visit the famous walk on the promenade that runs from Alberto Sordi Marradi pinewood Punta Righini.


The Etruscan Coast offers beautiful beaches and crystalline waters, but also a wonderful hinterland you really can’t miss. Between the coastal cities of Cecina and San Vincenzo, less than 10 km from the seaside, you’ll find the precious tiny village of Bolgheri, with its old historical center, the typical houses of stone and bricks, rich food and wine shops, small restaurants and taverns, is really an enchanting village. The village itself is as precious as it is small.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above all the surrounding buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley.

At the height of its glory, San Gimignano’s patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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