Piazza Bovio has been the heart of the city for centuries and it has recently become a top spot for tourists visiting the area. Italy boasts very few natural squares that can be compared to Bovio and its boundlessness made of sky and sea, suspended in the wind and saturated by the sun, revealing the free spirit of thos piece of Tuscany. The sea has always been a protagonist in the city’s history. In fact, its economic development occurred with the rise of the peninsula’s Marine Republics when the Republic of Pisa transformed this small settlement into one of its most important maritime bases along the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Locals and guests can enjoy many itineraries starting from the piazza; yet, the city’s nicest stroll is along the seaside—for a few kilometers, you’ll get a direct view of the Chanel. If you go right, you’ll reach Viale del Popolo. Those who turn left, will reach Piazzetta dei Grani, which is currently being restored to its former grandeur.