Immersed in the Val di Cecina’s inviting countryside, the area has many places worth visiting. One such place is Canneto, a historic defensive structure still surrounded by its original wall. This small village has a special oval layout, with numerous tower-houses and the stunning Parish Church of San Lorenzo.
The wild and untouched nature is on the rugged south-western slope of the Metalliferous Hills, making the area a particularly suitable destination for lovers of trekking and bicycle tours. The forests and Mediterranean scrub, which have several streams running through them, are the perfect habitat for the typical flora and fauna of the coastal area.
In Monteverdi Marittimo, there is the Monterufoli-Caselli Nature Reserve, managed by the Alta Val di Cecina Mountain Community, known in Italian as the Comunità Montana Alta Val di Cecina. Wild boar, roe deer, foxes, badgers and squirrels live there, along with some more recently-established animals, like wild sheep and fallow deer.
The small village of Monteverdi Marittimo is also incredibly close to the sea, so it’s a real shame to not take a visit to Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri.