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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Default Gulf of Baratti

    Hi all,

    just a few of questions....

    is Sept too cold for a day at the beach?
    I have heard wonderful things about the Gulf of Baratti, is it too far from Castellina?
    Do they have public beaches there and parking?

    thanks in advance,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Default At the beach on September

    Dear JMFell,

    September is generally characterized by nice and mild weather. Tuscans still go to the beach in September taking the last sunbaths of the season, especially on weekends, but we don't generally go swimming. September isn't too cold for a day on the beach. But both swimming or a day on the beach in September depends on the weather which is not predictable, and then on your personal preferences of what is cold or warm. In fact, if the weather is warm you can see lots of people swimming (generally visitors from colder parts of the world, such as northern Europe who consider the water warm ). But as I said, weather is not predictable and you'll have to watch weather forecasts when you'll be in Tuscany to plan a day at the beach.

    The Gulf of Baratti is really beautiful. I personally love it and used to go there every summer when I was a child. The beach is nice and sandy while water is clear and calm. You will find both parking and free beach space.
    If you are going to Baratti, I recommend you visit the beautiful Archeological Park of Baratti, where you can admire an Etruscan village. If you have time and you are interested in archeology, I suggest you also visit Populonia just few kilometers from Baratti, the remains of a stunning Etruscan city.

    The trip from Castellina in Chianti to Baratti is about 2 hours and 15 minutes and around 130 km. I think it's doable on a day trip. Maybe a bit tiring but surely worth it.

    I hope my answers help you in planning your day trip and don't hesitate to come back for any other questions. Please share your experiences afterward, it would help many others who are planning similar day trips
    Last edited by Valentina; July 14, 2010 at 09:49 AM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Thumbs up

    Thank you so much for the response, I think comments from someone that has experienced what we tourists are asking about is invaluable. I will certainly come back and blowout this board with my comments about my stay in Tuscany.. thanks again

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    Florence, Italy


    We certainly look forward to hearing what you end up doing and how everything goes

    Sharing your own experiences will also surely be useful to everyone else who is planning a trip to Tuscany, deciding what to do in the limited time they have.
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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