Activities, Sport and Culture
Even in the immediate vicinity you will get an overall impression of activities, art and culture of this area:
Small villages such as Montescudaio, Guardistallo, Casale, Castagnetto Carducci, Canneto, Monteverdi or Micciano are idyllic and you can explore them with a walk and finish the day with a dinner in a typical restaurant.
The sea with the beautiful beaches of Bibbona, Donoratico, Cecina or Vada can be reached in just 15 minutes by car. The long beaches are lapped by crystal clear, clean sea and divided into bathhouses and freely accessible sections where lifeguards care at multiple points daily supervision for the safety of bathers. On some freely accessible beaches dogs are allowed. There are excellent places for swimming enthusiasts and water sports can be any exercise: swimming, surfing, sailing or diving.
In the background are the famous pine forests of the Etruscan Coast, which invite you to picnic, to walk, ride or animate for cycling.
The pine forest is an ideal place to find on hot days in the dense vegetation cooling to organize nice picnics or just along the forest paths, surrounded by the pleasant pine scent, to walk, to ride a bike or horseback.
The area produces wines of world class such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Guardo al Tasso and many other top qualities. This Eldorado is the result of natural circumstances, the climate and the talent of its wine makers. Here is also the longest and most famous avenue of cypresses of Italy with nearly 5 km. From the castle della Gheraldesca one enters the medieval hamlet. Several shops offer here both local products and souvenirs, cozy trattorias invite you to try culinary specialties and exquisite wines. In the summer of Bolgheri Melody will be held here; an international festival of music, dance and theater.
Only 31 km away from Montescudaio lies Volterra, the town from the Middle Ages, surrounded by a wall from the Etruscan period. Today Volterra is known particularly by Alabaster, which is processed in many companies and is sold in many forms, from vases to lamps, jewelry etc. Very interesting Etruscan museum.
60 km away is known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages or the city's many towers. Even today, 15 this impressive residential towers preserved and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage.
Is the capital of Tuscany and a very lively city with its many fashionable shops and overwhelming art and cultural treasures. It is advisable to take the train from Cecina, since the city is locked. From Cecina there are direct trains, the trip takes about 2 hours. However, if you are traveling by car, can the sightseeing connect well with the Etruscan excavations in Fiesole.
Is a medieval cultural city with the cathedral and the famous Campo on the 2x a year the famous horse race (Palio) takes place on 2 and 16.8. From the spacious parking lots just outside the old town you can reach the historic city center in a short time on foot.
Who is not familiar, the Leaning Tower. Today, he is released after a number of years before the "drop" back for the visitors. Pisa is a lively university town, already in the Galileo Galilei in the 16th century graduated.
Lucca with the existing since the 16th century city walls closed preserves the historically grown image. The city of 100 churches, many small but chic boutiques and shops. Puccini was born here - music festival in June / July.
35 km from Cecina, is strongly influenced by the international maritime trade and also ranks among the most important commercial centers of the Mediterranean. It is known throughout the world for its founded in 1881 Naval Academy training ship Amerigo Vespucci in particular. Is it the home port, you can visit it. The beach promenade is one of the interesting points and under the arcades of Via Grande and the side streets invite countless boutiques for shopping. The aquarium was reopened of 2010. The best you drive along the coastal road, drive along through Quercianella, Antignano then before left on the coast. Especially nice on a boat tour through the small canals of the city. On Scali A'zeglio one finds mostly a parking lot!
From Piombino almost hourly with a car ferry to the island, which can be easily explored on a rough day. This excursion better in spring or autumn, because in summer Elba is a little crowded.
Here ferries depart to the island of Giglio, a small bustling port city, about 150 km away.
With the geothermal single museum in the world, located in a small area, is produced in the geothermal (5% of Italian electricity requirements.). From the earth swells smelling of sulfur vapor, which have become known as "Devil's Kitchen".