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Marina di Cecina
Photo ©Ian McKellar

Marina di Cecina

clear sea, sand dunes and a centuries-old pine forest

Marina di Cecina is a charming seaside town surrounded by extensive centuries-old maritime pine forests overlooking the sandy shore of the Tomboli Biogenetic Nature Reserve which stretches across 15 kilometres of the coastline. The clear, bright blue sea of the Etruscan Coast spills onto a long, wide, soft-sand beach in Marina di Cecina, surrounded by the green of the Mediterranean scrub. Since 2006, this beach has received Blue Flag recognition every year. Along the coastline, wide sections of open beach alternate with beach resorts with ancient customs.

The first mention of settlement in this area dates back to a record about the Grand Duchy of Tuscany’s tower in the 16th century, later absorbed into Villa Ginori. The heart of the town was built at the behest of the marquis Carlo Ginori to the left of the mouth of the Cecina river, on his own plots of land which he acquired from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, where a small colony was initially established for land reclamation and coral fishing. The first beach resorts were built towards the end of the 19th century.

Marina di Cecina is ideal for lovers of water sports, which can easily be played here. There is also a swimming and sailing school, stables and a volleyball court. The touristic port is spacious and well-equipped. The hotels, B&Bs and campsites are mostly surrounded by greenery. With all services readily available, the tranquil and lively Marina di Cecina is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday with your family.

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