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The Etruscan Coast in Tuscany

the etruscan coast

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.

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The best beaches in the Val di Cornia

Are you planning a holiday on the Etruscan Coast, along the Val di Cornia? If you like sandy beaches, you will have lots of choices! Follow our suggestions to find which beaches you should go to!

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Bolgheri, A Walk Between Taste and History

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!

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The Gulf of Baratti, the Caribbean in Tuscany

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-like waters and a pine forest that reaches the beach, an untouched and still wild paradise.

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Piombino - A city that you didn’t expect

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...

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Castagneto Carducci, a Hamlet with a View

Located a few kms from the seaside, Castagneto Carducci is one of the most popular villages of the Etruscan Coast. It 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...

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Campiglia Marittima, Scents of the Past

Campiglia Marittima, with its lively historical center and beautiful medieval fortress, is one of the most enchanting towns to be found along the Etruscan Coast. It is a small hamlet perfect for exploring on foot and worth discovering on a day or even for your stay in the area.

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Effetto Venezia, Livorno's Summer Festival

"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!

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La Grotta del Picchio Verde in La Sassa

Located in the small hamlet of La Sassa, this restaurant is named after the small natural grotto in which it is located and where a few tables are in. A welcoming setting, the kitchen offers authentic traditional Tuscan dishes.

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