Our favorable position places us in the center of the Etruscan Coast, which includes the entire continental territory of the province of Livorno, involving from South to North Piombino, San Vincenzo, Castagneto Carducci, Bibbona, Cecina, Rosignano Marittimo and Livorno, as well as the inland: Collesalvetti, Sassetta, Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima.
The territory is so named for the numerous Etruscan necropolises present mainly between the Gulf of Baratti and Populonia, which was originally the only Etruscan city built along the coastal strip; the denomination subsequently extended to the entire coast of the province of Livorno.
The whole area that surrounds us is characterized by small towns scattered between Volterra hills and Val di Cecina.
Just 6 km from our agriturismo, proceeding on via Terra dei Ceci, you get to Casale Marittimo, a very picturesque medieval village, together with the nearby Guardistallo and Montescudaio.
After another 13 km we arrive in Querceto, another small village in the middle of an uncontaminated territory.
17 km further North, perched towards the hills of Volterra, we find Montecatini Val di Cecina which saw a strong expansion during the nineteenth century becoming the largest copper mine in Europe, now recovered and partially open to visitors.
Continuing for another 15 km you reach Volterra, a city that always deserves a visit. Known particularly for its Etruscan origins, today Volterra stands out both for its typical products such as alabaster, and for its urban layout. In addition to having numerous Etruscan finds, there are also many traces of Roman rule such as the fascinating Roman Theater, although it was in the medieval period that Volterra reached its maximum splendor.
Bibbona is 7 km South of our agriturismo and its historic center winds its way around the perimeter of the ancient castle and houses some buildings of considerable artistic and historical value. Marina di Bibbona, on the other hand, is located right in the center of two splendid pine forests that extend North to Marina di Cecina, an important tourist and commercial center and South to Marina di Castagneto Carducci. The pine forest is the ideal place to spend cool days, organize fun picnics or stroll by bike, on foot or on horseback. The long beaches are partly equipped with bathing establishments and partly free.
In the hinterland, less than 10 km from the sea, the small precious village of Bolgheri awaits you. Get there along the famous Viale dei Cipressi, a straight avenue lined with tall secular cypresses, about 5 km long and made famous by the poet Giosuè Carducci. Some of the best Tuscan wines renowned throughout the world are born in the Bolgheri area, among which the famous Sassicaia stands out.
Traveling along the coast, towards the hinterland, we find Suvereto, a charming medieval village surrounded by hills covered with woods, including several cork oaks, which are at the origin of its name.
Returning to the coast, Campiglia Marittima with its ancient historic center certainly deserves a visit.