The main village of the district Castagnetois on the top of a hill. This village has grown around the castle of the Della Gherardesca family. One of the most important places to mention is the church of San Lorenzo. A cross from the 15th century is kept there. This holy cross was found under the ruins of the ancient monastery of San Colombano and is a local object of devotion. It is also celebrated every three years during the “Feste Triennali”.
An ancient village where time seems to stand still. The castle and its single-arched door leading to the historic center of Bolgheri have preserved their ancient charm. The change of seasons is marked by the different colors and smells of the surrounding crops and hills. Bolgheri became partly famous because of a poem written by Giosoué Carducci (“Davanti San Guido”) at the end of the 19th century and because of its “Viale dei Cipressi” (Avenue of Cypresses), one of Italy’s monuments. The village is also known today for its Denomination of Origin (DOC Bolgheri), awarded for the production of many world famous wines.
An idyll only 5 km away from Castagneto. Marina is situated just behind a densely planted pine forest, planted in the first half of the 20th century. The long sandy beaches, dunes covered with a sea of daffodils and other plants, stretching for several kilometers, are the perfect setting for green vacations.
– Island of Elba
– Castagneto Carducci
– Marina di Castagneto
– Tower of Donoratico
– WWF nature resort of Bolgheri
– Seggio beach
– Mining Museum of Campiglia Marittima
– San Vincenzo
– Campiglia Marittima
– Parco Magona, nature resort of Rimigliano
– Caldana bathing and spa resort with thermal swimming pool (open all year)
– Baratti and Etruscan gaps, Populonia necropolis
– Acquapark (Cecina)
– Il Cavallino Matto” (Castagneto Carducci)
Cities of history and art: Volterra, Pisa, Florence and Siena are only 30-60 minutes away.
Beaches in the area where you can sunbathe and swim and dive in clean, clear water. The islands of Elba and Giglio are also very close and easily accessible by ferry. Sailing and windsurfing schools, boat clubs and ports and marinas from Livorno to Piombino.