Bolgheri is located on a little height at the end of the famous Cypresses Boulevard that stretches from San Guido; the villageis surrounded by woods, plenty of Mediterranean vegetation and a well-tilled plain.
Bolgheri is linked to Castagneto, - its borough - through "Via Bolgherese", a wonderful boulevard become famous as the "Wine Road" for its production of rare wines.
Through a mighty arch of a castle you will get into the old village.
Indoors, among its ancient lanes and squares, little "shops" spring up, where you may buy the typical products of the area and taste the natural local speciality.
Between 1838 and 1848 Giosuè Carducci lived in Bolgheri, chanted it in its lines and this village became known all over the world.
This small country climbed slightly on the hill, whose historical roots go back to 1492 and come to the present day almost without spoiling the whole and the meaning of living in this lovely town.
It arrives in the central square, from which a slope leading into the important historical: the Pieve di San Ilario, XII century.
Some are part of crafts, demonstrations that sink roots in the recent rural past, pageants underlie this village an infinite charm over time.
Riserva naturale Tomboli
The reserve that extends from Cecina to Marina di Bibbona is one of the longest pine forests in Italy.
A green lung overlooking the beach where you can regenerate yourself amidst the scents of the Mediterranean scrub and the song of cicadas, practice activities sport, take long walks in the cool of the summer heat.
The pine forest, made up of domestic pine with sporadic presence of Aleppo pine, maritime pine and holm oak, is however only a part of the entire Tomboli di Cecina: an extensive area of 15 km in length divided into two areas called Northern Tombolo and Southern Tombolo, respectively to the north and south of the mouth of the Cecina river. Read more on the site Costa degli Etruschi
The Etruscan Coast
The main area of the Etruscan Coast is in the central part of the coast and includes, apart the wonderful naturalistic oasis of Bolgheri, beatiful pine-woods along the coast of Cecina and Donoratico, the woody hills of Bibbona, Bolgheri and Monte Calvi - where you ma find the Mediterranean vegetation interspersed with chestnut trees.
The historical and cultural importance lies in the Medieval villages of Castagneto Carducci, Suverto e Campiglia Marittima, that still keep important traces of walls and stoned buildings. We have also evidences -thanks to some ancient ovens- that in the area of Monte Calvi there was a great activity of mineral extraction and working.
Another centre of interest is the area of Piombino promontory. In the Northern part of the area there are many naturalistic and archaeological traces: the wonderful gulf of Baratti and the necropolis of Populonia, the ancient Polulonia, the only Etruscan town grown as a maritime commercial base and a centre of working of extract metal in the Isle of Elba.
To note also the several Naturalistic Parks, such as the Park of Rimigliano in S. Vincenzo. This strip of coast called Etruscan Coast is a unique chance to taste every piece that make Maremma a land sweet and bitter.
The Etruscan Coast is an area where you may chose what to do in any season. For this reason, it is different. Here, throughout the year, it is holiday and desire to discover. In this part of Tuscany sea, nature, art and history live harmoniously together.
You may find many "souls" here: first of all a "marine" soul that reflects the crystalline nature of its sea-waters -from intense blue to emerald green. Large and long shores, reefs that smell of saline and wind, sheltered by large pine-woods. This is a corner of Mediterranean still alive.
Then the "nature" soul: a varied and rich environment that you may experience and discover numerous parks and protected areas, enjoying with care, botanic oasis, wildlife shelters, "home" of rare and protected species, a rich vegetation of big pine-woods and woods that hug the hills. Eventually, the "lazy and yellow-orange" soul of the country, with its smells, crossed by the Wine Road, where grown nobles vineyards and silver olive-trees, that make this land famous all over the world.
Finally, what about the gastronomy flavours in cooking? Warning: you really will experience the pleasure to search and discover unique tastes. Along the Etruscan Coast indeed you may get both the two souls of the Tuscan cooking: fish and meet, country and saline waters. Everything tightened in a centenary chained hug, with strong traditions and fixed customs.
Near the marine tradition there are also local restaurant typical for the cooking of wild boar and its hunting, with the flavour of local wines that the whole world is so interest in its origin and taste.
Ein Teil des Strandes, der durch den Pinienwald erreichbar ist, wo Ihre Haustiere auch in der Hochsaison das Meer in Begleitung ihrer Besitzer genießen können.
In der Nähe des BauBeach finden Sie auch eine mit Liegen und Sonnenschirmen ausgestattete Badeanstalt.
The territory of Casale Marittimo is rich of archaeological finds testifying its ancient origins, like the Etruscan necropolis and other sepulchres equipped by fine funerary dowries dating back to the same time so that testifying the presence of this rich civilization in the territory, who settled down in Casale Marittimo for its richness of water springs and minerals.
Very interesting is also the ancient Church entitled to Saint Andrew, recently restored and transformed so to host the Municipal offices of Casale Marittimo.
The stone-made facade shows its original features and, on the main portal, a bass-relief made by Alberto Sparapani, portraying "Saint Andrew". The interior of the church shows a wooden roof covered by painted trusses and it rich of numerous frescoes painted by Stefano Ghezzani.
Particularly interesting are also the Our Lady of the Graces Chapel, that was built in the XVIII-th century and it still saves today a copy of an original plate painted by some artist from Siena, and the Saint Sebastian Church, that was built on a pre-existing oratory and restored by using original materials coming from a Roman villa.
The Saint Sebastian Church still saves today a rare wooden sculpture by Giovanni Maria Tacci, dating back to the XVI-century and portraying a "Wounded Christ held by some Angels", whereas some of the finest art works belonging to the ancient building are saved today in the "Museum of Holy Art of Volterra", among them a painting portraying an "Our Lady with the Child between the Saints Sebastian and Rocco".