HERITAGE AND CULTURE

Podere Nonno Gino is located in the rugged costal region of Costa degli Etruschi. The area is known worldwide for its mediaeval villages, gentle hills and long strips of beach. Here the culture meets the exuberant nature and wildlife, making it the ideal point where to start exploring the history and beauty of this charming region.

Suvereto

Suvereto Toscana
Suvereto is metaphorically synonym of Middle Age. This small village, dating back to 1000 AD, is beautifully constructed and surrounded by cork oak and chestnuts trees.

What to do

  • Walk through the village up to the Fonte degli Angeli, an ancient source of water for the local community
  • Visit the San Francesco Monastery
  • Visit the Museo Artistico della Bambola – a collection of dolls designed and often hand-crafted by various artists in different years

Interesting facts

In June, the “Note di Vermentino” Festival takes place celebrating the wine production of the area with tastings and food pairings. Suvereto is part of the association “Città del Vino” that help communities to prosper around wine, creating jobs opportunity in the wine industry and implementing wine-related tourism.


Campiglia Marittima

Campiglia Marittima
Beautiful medieval town perched on a hill, not far from Venturina Terme.

What to do

  • Spend a relaxing day at the Spa, Terme del Calidario
  • Enjoy the view from the top of the town
  • Visit the Pieve di San Giovanni, a sacred building where you can see the “magical Square” (or Sator Square), a highly obscure and symbolic inscription in Latin

Interesting facts

Here you can find the ruins of a fortress, symbol of the power of the Gherardesca Family.


Sassetta

In the middle of Val di Cornia and surrounded with Mediterranean woodlands, Sassetta still preserves medieval alleys and years of history.

What to do

  • Art Itineraries are organized every year with the artworks of the Simposio della Cultura, a creative workshop based in Sassetta
  • Visit the “Museo del Bosco” (Woods Museum)
  • Discover the “Percorso Botanico”, a 2km path, partly disabled-accessible with information on the wildlife and plants of the area


Populonia

visita Populonia
Overlooking the sea, Populonia is famous for its stunning views and authentic atmosphere.

What to do

  • Visit Parco di Populonia (Populonia park) with its quarries and necropolis
  • Learn more on the Estrucan history at Museo degli Etruschi
  • Enjoy the views from the historical castle

Interesting facts

In ancient times, Populonia was famous for the manufacture of iron; nowadays many visitors come here for the artisan workshops.

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