Locals and visitors from all over the globe can’t help but appreciate the white-sand beaches and crystalline waters of the Etruscan coast. Known for its Mediterranean feel, this area offers unique Tuscan getaways year round. From Livorno to Piombino, the area is packed with culture, entertainment and stunning natural beauty. From the vineyards of Bolgheri and the Val di Cornia, don’t miss experiencing the flavors of the ‘Wine Road’. In Donoratico, amidst silvery olive groves and noble vines, local experts grow some of the world’s best DOC wines like Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Make sure to try the area’s typical sweets after sampling its famed olive oil and delectable cheeses. Fine restaurants and typical trattorias dot the coastline offering fresh fish specialties. Be sure to stop in Livorno and experience the mystique of the Venetian Quarter, where you can try ‘Cacciucco’, one of Tuscany’s most delicious dishes.
Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri offer a glimpse of the woodsy hillsides where the Italian poet Carducci found inspiration for his poems. Populonia, known as the ‘Etruscan city’, is situated on a hillside surrounded by the sea. There, you can witness a stunning panorama of the Baratti Gulf. Thanks to the area’s famed archeological park, visitors can follow numerous itineraries spotlighting the mysteries of by-gone times. Those who are looking to enjoy a relaxing weekend won’t be disappointed at the thermal baths of Venturina and Calidario. These oasis-like structures provide guests with an unbeatably relaxing stay where ‘well-being’ is truly the main focus.