Find us at the heart of the Valley of Cornia, one of the most splendid and unspoilt places in Tuscany. Our location is strategic in that it allows us to easily reach nearby major attractions, such as the medieval towns of Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima and the numerous blue-flagged and also animal-friendly beaches all along the beautiful Tyrrhenian coast. A holiday here with us is ideal for those wanting to discover a past rich in history, relaxing beaches or the typical landscape of the surrounding Tuscan countryside.
Via Ribocchi 657021 Campiglia Marittima (Venturina)
The Sea and Beaches
Baratti is a sandy beach in one of the most beautiful gulfs of the Etruscan coast. In the past, the Gulf of Baratti was of great importance for the ancient Etruscan people and is thus home to one of the largest and most picturesque archaeological sites in all of Tuscany. Plenty of beautifully unique sandy and pebbly beaches surround the area. See for yourself in the video that our friends at Baratti Diving have made!
This is a pebble beach that can be reached by a path through the woods.
The Nature Parks and Historic Towns
Set on a hill, overlooking the sea and surrounding countryside, Campiglia Marittima is one of the most beautiful historic towns on the Etruscan Coast. In this land of ancient traditions, at the heart of the Valley of Cornia, you will find many suggestive remains of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval civilizations. Here the Etruscan Coast Wine Road winds through olive groves, vineyards and Mediterranean shrubland, the cradle of the renowned Controlled Designation of Origin Val di Cornia wine. And you will find that history and folklore are very much alive in events taking place each year to celebrate the major festivities and the passing of the seasons. In this ancient medieval castle town, rich in history and so many traditions, the streets, paved alleys and palaces are arranged in series of harmonious concentric semicircles. The historic centre is grouped within the castle walls, with squares featuring a good number of handicraft shops, museums and taverns. The Pretorio Palace, a historic symbol of political and military power, houses an important archive and museum with archaeological finds of well-noted value. Also, of particular interest are the churches, among which the Parish Church of Saint John, a splendid example of Tuscan Romanesque architecture, and the Church of Saint Lawrence, which was built in the 1200s within the castle walls. The small yet fascinating nineteenth-century Concordi Theater regularly puts on important theatrical performances.
Set on a hill, overlooking the sea and surrounding countryside, Campiglia Marittima is one of the most beautiful historic towns on the Etruscan Coast. In this land of ancient traditions, at the heart of the Valley of Cornia, you will find many suggestive remains of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval civilizations. Here the Etruscan Coast Wine Road winds through olive groves, vineyards and Mediterranean shrubland, the cradle of the renowned Controlled Designation of Origin Val di Cornia wine. And you will find that history and folklore are very much alive in events taking place each year to celebrate the major festivities and the passing of the seasons.
Bolgheri is a historic village nestled amongst the gently rolling Tuscan hills, protected by its red-walled castle and indelibly linked to the name of the celebrated poet Giosuè Carducci.
Populonia was an ancient Etruscan town right on the sea. It was also the largest Mediterranean centre of specialization in the smelting of iron from mineral ores extracted on the nearby Elba Island. Situated on the top of a hill surrounded by the sea, Populonia preserves its medieval walls, built for defence against Barbary pirates, and the Rocca fort complex, built in the first half of the 15th century by lacopo Appiani and restored in 1800. Within the walls is a small and quaint hamlet with several elegant shops. From the top of the Rocca fort, there is an exceptional panoramic view of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Surrounded by ancient walls and impressive towers, this charming village conserves fascinating historical testimonies, such as the remains of the ancient castle tower. Interesting folkloric events take place here throughout the year. The village, on the road leading to Sassetta, groups together important wine producers of the Controlled Designation of Origin Val di Cornia wine.
It is a historic town lying among the Metalliferous Hills, surrounded by the Maremma countryside and rich in environmental, artistic and architectural beauty inherited from a prosperous past. From the medieval village to the new town, you can walk through ancient, steep, narrow streets that intertwine through the historic centre and rise up to the top of the village. Here it is easy to find suggestive and characteristic corners that offer panoramic views down the valley to the sea. The most noteworthy monuments are to be found around the town square, including the wonderful Saint Cerbonius Cathedral, the Town Hall, the majestic fountains that cradle the famous ‘Abundance’ fresco and the Podestà Palace, home of the archaeological museum.
An industrial town of Etruscan origins, Piombino is situated on a promontory that looks directly out to the island of Elba. The town centre is full of modern shops and facilities, but also historic buildings, churches and monuments that recall a past of great wealth. Piombino is also the most important port in the area, with ferries leaving for all the main Tuscan islands, but also for Sardinia and Corsica.
Sterpaia Coastal Park
A Blue Flag beach in 2010 and precious and rare wet forest, typical of the ancient coastal landscape of Maremma. An enchanting environment where you can get lost among secular oaks, in the company of small animal inhabitants, to then discover, beyond the sandy dunes, the sea.
Montioni Nature Park
This nature park stretches for about 7000 hectares between the Valley del Cornia and the Valley del Pecora, or ‘the Sheep’, in the hills between Massa Marittima and Suvereto. These low to medium high hills are covered by forests of mainly holly oak, constituting a vegetative landscape closely related to the action of man, in particular coal production and forestry.
The Poggio Neri Park consists of an extensive hilly forest of seven hundred hectares, dominated by holly oaks and chestnut trees, offering many leisure opportunities for lovers of outdoor activities such as trekking, equestrianism, mushroom and chestnut gathering, hunting and cycling.
Water Park - Follonica
The Acqua Village boasts new attractions aimed at making the water park a real village of fun. It is a great place to meet people and have fun, not only during the day, but also at night, thanks to its very own ‘Disco Village’ nightclub entertainment.
Horse Riding - Campiglia Marittima
A rewarding outdoor activity is to be found in relaxing horseback rides for both adults and children.