San Vincenzo

Etruscan Coast

Breathtaking scenery and unique trails

The stretch of coastline from Livorno to Piombino is known as the Etruscan Coast, the area chosen by the ancient Etruscan people to exploit the huge mining and agricultural resources. Known for its noteworthy agricultural and mineral resources, this area hosts incredible natural settings and hidden medieval villages, where time seems to have reached a standstill. History, art, nature, ancient traditions, good food and some of the best wines in the world are just a few of the things that make it worth a visit.

Medieval jewels like the towns of Casale Marittimo and Bolgheri, famous for its Viale dei Cipressi (Cypresses), which gained everlasting fame thanks to the poem "Davanti a San Guido" by Giosuè Carducci, as well as Castagneto Carducci, dominated by the castle of the Gherardesca counts, and Suvereto, a medieval town with charming architectural harmony.

The region is full of agricultural companies, oil mills, wineries, and farm-holiday resorts, where you can try local products and traditional dishes. The Etruscan Coast wine trail brings together most local wine producers and offers visitors the chance to see their cellars and vineyards.

The Val di Cornia parks tell a thousand-year-old story, beginning with the Etruscan people and bears witness to centuries of mining. Visitors are sure to enjoy its splendid coastal and hilly environments. Its park network includes two archaeological parks, nature parks, three museums and a Center for Documentation. It lies within five municipalities at the extreme southern end of the province of Livorno, opposite the Island of Elba.