A unique beauty praised by Carducci

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This unique and beautiful ancient village was immortalised by the poet Giosuè Carducci in his work Davanti a San Guido: "I cipressi che a Bolgheri alti e schietti van da San Guido in duplice filar" ("The cypress trees stand straight and true from Bolgheri to San Giudo in double rows").

The village is just a short distance from the coast and yet is set in the countryside amidst olive groves and vineyards. It’s pretty architecture is well-represented by the red-brick castle which also acts as the entrance to the village. The winding streets are cobbled and the houses adorned with geraniums. Swallows can be seen sweeping through the sky at sunset.    

Bolgheri is home to many artisan workshops, wine shops, inns and well-known restaurants which offer visitors a fine selection of traditional local produce and delicious DOC Bolgheri wines.   

Places of interest in the village include the churches, the childhood home of the poet Giosuè Carducci and the San Guido oratory.

The surrounding countryside, which is full of winding country roads like the viale di Bolgheri and the via Bolgherese, is home to many agriturismos and important stables. It is the perfect place for hiking, cycing or horse-riding.

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