Podere Nonno Gino is located in Franciana area, right in the middle of the traditional Costa degli Etruschi. You can spend your time discovering the appeal of the Tuscan Maremma, between archaeological sites and natural parks or enjoying the sun on the white sandy beaches.
San Vincenzo has 12 kilometres of “Blue flagged” white sandy beaches surrounded by Mediterranean scrubland. Some of the most popular beaches are the Conchiglia, Principessa and Rimigliano; the latter has also a naturist area.
What to do
From San Vincenzo, you can easily reach the beautiful Baratti Gulf
Cycle on the Via Della Principessa (The Princess Route)
Discover 120 hectares of immaculate pine grove at Rimigliano Park
Dine out in one of the superb restaurants at the touristic port
The coastal road that connects Piombino and San Vincenzo (SP23) is known as “Via Della Principessa” (The Princess Route) as it was used by Napoleon’s sister, Marianna Bonaparte, to get around her properties in the Principality of Piombino.
The area between Piombino and Punta Ala is a string of bays and beaches. Carbonifera beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area along with Cala Violina – located between Follonica and Punta Ala – and the evocative and rough Cala Martina. Not to be missed is the Rocchette beach, ideal for families and famous for the Rocca Medicea, a fort built in the twelfth century.
What to do
Wander through the alleys of Scarlino, an ancient village on Monte D’Alma.
Visit the Archaeology and Mining Park of Colline Metallifere (Metalliferous hills)
Shopping at artisan markets in Via Martiri della Niccioleta
Experience the lively night life of this coastal town
Apparently, Cala Violina beach owes its name to its fine sand. When walking on it, you will hear a gentle sound similar to the sound of a violin.
If we had to summarise Elba Island with one word, this would certainly be “variety”. This tiny island features in fact over 130 beaches and a multitude of different landscapes. Cavoli beach is a vast beach with a shallow and sandy seabed. La Biodola beach is ideal for snorkelling lovers while Enfola is ideal for a day of relax. Other popular beaches are Fetovia, Secchetto and the Ghiaie.
What to do
Full tour of the island
Trek to Monte Capanne, at a height of 1019 metres and enjoy the view of the Tuscan archipelago.
Visit the small historical village of Sant’Ilario.
Visit the old iron mines in Rio Marina
At the Ghiaie, there are some dark stains on the beach. According to ancient beliefs, the Argonauts took a break on the island, the spots on the beach were supposedly created by their sweat.
Located in between Baratti and Follonica Gulfs, Piombino is a lively costal town with plenty of beaches for everyone’s tastes: from Pontedoro beach, where you can admire fisherman’s nests along the tiny river to the trendy Calamoresca beach. If you prefer rocky beaches, the Fosso alle Canne would be the ideal spot.
What to do
Enjoy the panoramic view from the spectacular Piazza Bovio
Trekking in the Val di Cornia Parks
Visit the ancient Castle and its Museum and discover the history of Piombino
Piombino was given the epithet of “little Paris” when Elisa Bonaparte – Napoleon’s sister – was granted the ownership of the town. Her commitments in the urban development of Piombino had great results, as reflected in the epithet given to the town.