Parks and Archaeology in the Etruscan Coast
Etruscan and Roman settlements, archaeological sites, museums and important international exhibitions, we bear witness to the richness of these places, infused with ancient history.
From the naturalistic point of view, nature is not only the frame, but the very essence of this land, where more than 20% of the territory consists of parks, nature reserves, protected areas and wildlife refuges.
distance from 40 to 100 km
The coastal stretch of the Tuscan Maremma, going from Principina a Mare to Talamone, became the Maremma Natural Park. Spread over 100 sq km., Except for the exterior buffer zone, the Park is presented in the southern part with a high coast subject to erosion. To it, further north by beaches where the vegetation consists of several pioneer species, well adapted to the difficult sandy and brackish environment, and replaced by typical species of the Mediterranean maquis as you move away from the shoreline
Oasi LIPU di Santa Luce
distance 15 km
Nature Reserve, nestled among hills and fields in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, including the entire surface of a small lake that was made by Solvay Italy in the ’60s as a reservoir against possible fires establishments company along the coast. the Oasis Santa Luce, with over 150 registered species, is an important resting area for migratory birds, and every season has its protagonists. In winter the lake is populated by multicolored ducks like moriglioni, teals, mallards real, widgeon, while cormorants give show being placed on the branches of trees with wings spread to dry in the sun.
distance 38 km
A green strip, overlooking the sea, where the Mediterranean vegetation is particularly varied in constituent species, colors and shapes. From the sand dunes where the bush is shaped by sea breezes, shady forest dominated by oaks and pines, with their characteristic umbrella-shaped foliage. The Coastal Park of Rimigliano occupies the southernmost part of the territory of the Municipality of Livorno San Vincenzo, on the border with the municipalities of Piombino and Campiglia Marittima. The road divides the park into two areas: on one side (sea side) the coastal strip that contains trees with the dune system and the beach, the other, the larger portion of the park, including agricultural areas, the area of the former lake Rimigliano ..
Val di Cornia
distance 55 km
The Parks of the Val di Cornia tell a long history that starts from ancient Etruscans and testifies to centuries of mining and metal working, also offering splendid natural, coastal and hilly. The system includes 2 Archaeological Parks, 4 Natural Parks, 1 museum, 1 Documentation Centre, including the five municipalities in the extreme south of Livorno, in front of the island of Elba.
distance 45 km
It stretches between the slopes of the promontory of Piombino and the Gulf of Baratti, where the Etruscan and Roman city of Populonia, known since antiquity for its intense metallurgical activity linked to the production of iron. It includes a significant part of village Etruscan and Roman Populonia, with its vast necropolis, the calcarenite quarries and industrial areas in which they worked the mineral hematite, which comes from the island of Elba deposits, to obtain ingots iron. The park is spread over various areas of visit which allow you to appreciate the transformation of the landscape over the centuries
Oasi di Bolgheri
distance 24 km
The park is located between the coastline and the Tyrrhenian railway, its appearance is still the original typical of Maremma, it consists of wooded hedges, meadows and forests flooded during the winter and ponds.
The coastal forest divides the ponds from the wild beaches where still grow flowers such as sea lily and Rucchetta sands. The oasis can boast of recognition “Ramsar area”, a very perfect wetland for waterfowl in both winter for the spring migration. In addition to a wide species of birds the park offers shelter also to many mammals among which we find the Wild boar, fallow deer, roe deer and porcupines and the European pond turtle.
distance 40 km
The trail facilities in Temperino Mine is preceded by an area set up with panels that show the evolution of mining technology Campiglia, from Etruscan times to the present day. The open gallery, long 360 m., Is one of the few where it is still possible to compare the ancient mining techniques with modern ones. Equipped with helmets and colorful raincoats, visitors discover inside a wide range of rocks and minerals and the miners’ work traces, the memory of fatigue and hardness of a trade has almost disappeared.
Larderello and geothermal Park
distance 40 km
Columns of white vapors that rise from the ground, water boiling and a picturesque landscape that resembles the lunar surface. This is Larderello, the village in the municipality of Pomarance, where for the first time in the world has begun to exploit geothermal energy, or heat escaping from the earth, to produce electricity.
Larderello is located in the center of the so-called “Valley of the Devil“, so named for the presence of geysers, already famous at the time Dante Alighieri who was inspired precisely this landscape to describe hell in his Divine Comedy.
REASONS TO CHOOSE US
- 120 minutes from Florence
- 130 minutes from Siena
- 5 minutes from the sea
- Private parking in the structure
- Pool and Solarium