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Etruscan Coast

Province of Livorno, Province of Pisa

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Costa degli Etruschi
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Costa degli Etruschi
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Geography and Nature

The Etruscan Coast represents one of the jewels of Tuscany, a fascinating stretch of coastline that stretches from the city of Livorno to Piombino. We are faced with a varied landscape where golden beaches alternate with green and fertile hills, creating natural scenery of great beauty.

This coast, washed by a crystal clear sea, is home to a rich and varied biodiversity: in the splendid seabed are hidden treasures of marine flora and fauna, ready to be explored by those who love diving.

Sea turtles choose these beaches to lay their eggs, while surfers and sailing enthusiasts can enjoy the waves and sea breezes, often in the company of cetaceans and dolphins. The coastal profile is a mosaic of dunes and tombolos, interrupted by cliffs and headlands that draw sheltered bays and secret coves.

The enchanted villages of the Etruscan Coast

Moving away from the coast and heading inland, one is greeted by medieval villages that guard a unique historical legacy. To stroll through the ancient cobblestone alleys, walled squares and lively craft stores is to immerse oneself in an atmosphere of yesteryear, where time seems to have decided to slow down. The bells, sounds and voices echoing through the alleys tell stories of communities that have kept their traditions alive through the centuries.

Casale Marittimo, nestled in the hills overlooking the shining sea, is a village with roots in an Etruscan and Roman past. Paved streets spiral to the heart of the village, where walking is equivalent to a journey back in time. Montescudaio, with its collected atmosphere and breathtaking views contemplating the valley to the deep blue Mediterranean, carries the legacy of a unique rural nobility.

Piombino, a historic town with an important medieval and Renaissance past, dominates the promontory of the same name that juts out into the Tuscan archipelago. Its historic center is a maze of streets from which glimpses of the sea and fiery sunsets can be seen, while the harbor holds stories of travel and conquest through the centuries.

The villages of Guardistallo and Castellina Marittima, set in the green hills, offer stunning panoramic positions: visions that embrace the entire coastline to the islands that dot the horizon. One savors the ancient breath of the times when the places were dotted with olive trees and the chestnut groves and where farmers traded the prized chestnut wood and the golden fruit oil.

Suvereto, with its beautiful medieval village, holds treasures of art and architecture, including the Church of San Giusto and the striking convent of San Francesco. Rosignano Marittimo, on the other hand, is the canvas on which the impervious colors of Tuscany are painted, with the blue of the sea facing the white of the now well-known "White Beaches," a unique natural phenomenon.

In Riparbella, green woods envelop the village, offering opportunities for excursions and discoveries in the lush nature; Sassetta shows a wild soul and is famous for its thermal baths, where the water warms the body and restores the spirit.

Campiglia Marittima, rich in monuments and evidence of mining culture, is a crossroads of cultures where every stone tells a story. San Vincenzo, with its harbor and beaches, is the ideal place for those seeking a perfect fusion of culture, relaxation and fun.

The village of Castagneto Carducci, named after the great poet Giosuè Carducci, offers memorable views and a history rooted in the beating heart of the Tuscan land. Bibbona, with its preserved medieval structure, offers a rare authenticity, where the silence of the ancient streets invites unexpected meditations.

Santa Luce preserves silence and tranquility, with its namesake lake that is an oasis of biodiversity, where the pace slows and the soul opens to the contemplation of a nature that seduces and teaches.

Each of these villages is a keynote in the hymn to beauty that is the Etruscan Coast. For those with a desire to dive into the art, history, culture and traditions of this magnificent portion of Tuscany, the sumptuous and vibrant villages are a call to discovery and admiration, to travel and dream, to rediscover the most authentic essence of travel.

Etruscan history

This region owes its name to the historical presence of the Etruscans, an ancient people who inhabited this territory as early as the 9th century BC. The legacy they left behind is tangible through the many archaeological sites that can be visited, such as the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia. These sites offer an unforgettable journey through history, allowing visitors to discover the greatness of a civilization that profoundly influenced the culture and land-use of Tuscany.

Unique experiences

In addition to its cultural richness and natural beauty, the Etruscan Coast offers a plurality of experiences for anyone who chooses to visit. From gastronomic itineraries, which wind through wine cellars and oil mills, to thermal spas, where healing waters known since Etruscan times rise, every corner of this land can turn into a fascinating discovery. Sports and adventure lovers can linger among scenic cycle and hiking trails that penetrate into the Mediterranean maquis or along the coastline.

An invitation to discovery

The Etruscan Coast is therefore an ideal destination for travelers seeking an authentic experience that combines a love of history, art, nature and the pleasures of the table. With an invitation to slow tourism that respects the environment, this land is ready to welcome explorers eager to dive into a paradise where every moment can become a precious memory.

Villages in the Etruscan Coast

Bolgheri is a hamlet of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci, in the provi...
Campiglia Marittima
A journey through the cobblestone alleys, historic buildings and natural wond...
Casale Marittimo
History, what to see, typical cuisine and the events of Casale Marittimo. Lyi...
Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci stands in the center of the Etruscan Coast and its name i...
Montescudaio is located in the Val di Cecina and is part of the Pisan Maremma...
Piombino, located in the final stretch of the Etruscan Coast, is known for it...
Rosignano Marittimo
Rosignano Marittimo, in the province of Livorno, is a unique village thanks t...
Discover Sassetta, a charming Tuscan village. From its unique red marble to i...
Suvereto, nestled in the hills of the Val di Cornia, is a real gem. Its walls...

Sleep, eat, buy in the Etruscan Coast

Trattoria In Piazzetta
In the center of Sassetta, the trattoria "In Piazzetta" offers a variety of traditional dishes , ...
Piazza del Plebiscito, 2, Sassetta, Livorno
Il Carcavello
Visit Il Carcavello in Sassetta to discover the true essence of local flavors and to take home a ...
Via di Castagneto, 5 , Sassetta, Livorno

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