The Etruscan Coast in Tuscany
The Etruscan Coast is a long narrow stretch of coastline along Tuscany's coast that goes from Livorno to Piombino and includes parts of four internal city areas: Collesalvetti, Sassetta, Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima.
The name of this beautiful coastal area is tied to the presence of the Etruscan civilization that inhabited this area from the start of the 9th century BC (way before the Romans), as so many archeological sites deminstrate today.
At the Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, in the Gulf of Baratti between San Vincenzo and Piombino, you can nowadays visit one of the most important sites, including a large necropolis, in this area left by the ancient Etruscans. Don't miss to visit Populonia Alta, a wonderful tiny hamlet, built up on a hill faced of the Gulf of Baratti, which is the first and unique coastal village built by Etruscans.
The Etruscan Coast also includes the archeological and natural areas of the Parks of the Val di Cornia, to which the Archeological Park of Baratti and Populonia as well as the Coastal Parks of Rimigliano amd of the Sterpaia are part of.
In June the main cities of the Etruscan Coast celebrate the arrival of Summer in a special Blue Night which provides with parties, concerts, shows and several cultural and food and wine events.
Read full article "Bolgheri"A long avenue of cypresses leads to Bolgheri, a small pearl of the Etruscan Coast. You can't miss a visit to this precious hamlet, with its castle made of red bricks, the shops full of food and wine specialties and lots of good restaurants where you can enjoy a relaxing meal and great wine!
Read full article "Gulf of Baratti"
Beautiful jewel of Tuscany, Baratti is a little gulf of the Tuscan coastline which holds natural and historical treasures and offers both tourists and abitués clear, Caribbean-looking waters and a pine forest that almost reaches the mostly still wild beach today.
Read full article "Piombino"
A nice walk through the historical center of Piombino to discover a city often known only for its marina, an important stopover of the ferries to the Tuscan Archipelago. Piombino offers much more as a terrace with an amazing view of the Elba Island, a castle of the thirteenth century and an unbreakable bond with the sea...
Read full article "Castagneto Carducci"
Located few km from the seaside, Castagneto Carducci is one of the most popular villages of the Etruscan Coast. Is ideal as a base for a relaxing holiday or pleasant night out, caressed by a slight sea breeze. Read our suggestions on what to see and how to better enjoy your visit...
Read full article "Effetto Venezia"
"Effetto Venezia" is the most beautiful summer festival in Livorno, taking place every year at the end of July and the first days of August. On this occasion, the characteristic neighborhood called "La Venezia", or Venice, comes alive until late into the night as it hosts music, theater and entertainment for all ages. An event not to be missed!
Read full article "La Grotta del Picchio Verde"
Located in the small hamlet of La della Sassa, this restaurant is named after the small natural grotto in which it is located and where a few tables are in. Welcoming setting, the kitchen offers authentic. traditional Tuscan dishes.