Massa Marittima is considered one of the medieval gems of Tuscany. Although its origins date back to the Bronze Age and that in the Etruscan period the area was famous for its mines, the period of greatest splendor was between the thirteenth and fourteenth century.
In the historic Piazza Garibaldi, you will find all the buildings necessary for the public life of the city: the “ uomo”, XII/XIII century, where Niccolò Pisano worked as architect, the “Palazzo del Podestà” today seat of the archaeological museum, the “Palazzo del Comune”, the “Loggia del Mercato” and “La Fonte pubblica”.
Today Massa Marittima is a culturally lively city, close to the sea and the art cities of Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Pisa reachable in 1 hour and a half by car.
From Massa Marittima you can extend your excursions to the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, such as Elba, Giglio and Giannutri, on daily trip.
Rome, the eternal city, is just 2 hours away by car.
Castiglione della Pescaia is an exclusive tourist destination of the Tuscan Maremma for years awarded for the quality of the sea and beaches, environmental care and equipment.
The hill of the primitive seaside village is imposed on the village, the historical centre of the town is dedicated to nightlife, with small and typical restaurants, bars and meeting places.
The following are part of the municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia:.
Vetulonia, an ancient and powerful city of the Etruscan Dodecapoli, whose traces had been completely lost, today small and picturesque village of Maremma with a very interesting archaeological area.
Punta Ala the resort is renowned for its well-equipped marina and sailing races organised by the local Yacht Club Punta Ala, cradle of Luna Rossa. The place is a tourist destination of elite in every season, thanks to the presence of luxurious residences, second homes and boats moored at the harbour and the Golf Club of international calibre.
Follonica is the largest urban centre in the province of Grosseto. The town, overlooking the gulf, has always been a seaside and tourist destination, characterized by large pine forests that frame it from north to south. The sea of Follonica gains the Blue Flag every year and represents the effort of the community to preserve this natural asset. Via Roma is the pedestrian area of the city, from the center to the sea, where you can enjoy shopping and sit in the many bars available for aperitifs, dinners and tastings. Follonica has a railway station that quickly connects the north and south of Italy, car rental services, various supermarkets and shopping malls, banks and entertainment venues such as waterpark, discos and so on.
You can not miss a visit to Cala Violina, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma. It overlooks a dense and lush Mediterranean scrub. The beach is light and grainy, made up of tiny grains of quartz. The singular name comes from the sound that emits the sand when you walk on it, which reminds you of the violin. Its waters are crystal clear and the wonderful panorama is completed by the dense and suggestive Mediterranean scrub that reaches the beach.
To allow Cala Violina to maintain its peculiarities, it is only possible to access it on foot or by bicycle, through a path between woodland and sea, totally immersed in nature, unchanged as centuries ago.