In the heart of the Etruscan Coast, Castagneto Carducci is a town that attracts travelers to the beauty of the area and the variety of cultural and food and wine offerings. In Castagneto Carducci history relives in the medieval villages, the discovery of which is made pleasant by the quality of the welcome offered by the numerous agritourism companies, hotels and campsites present in the area.
Absolutely to visit the Wine Route, along which, in the territory of Castagneto Carducci, some of the most popular wines in the world are produced – such as Bolgheri and Sassicaia – without forget, in the surrounding countryside, the high quality extra virgin olive oils.
Do not miss the Bolgheri wildlife oasis, suggestive and of exceptional naturalistic importance. Holiday apartments and Bolgheri by the pool.
MARINA DI CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI
Marina di Castagneto, a seaside hamlet of Castagneto Carducci, dominates the thick and rich pine forest Mediterranean vegetation that extends up to the wide sandy beach, where the ancient is located Forte Lorense, from the Renaissance period, which once stood to defend the coast.
Not far from the forte you can admire Villa Margherita which, built at the beginning of the twentieth century by the Della Gherardesca, is notable for the presence of a Greek cross chapel.
The Villa is also noteworthy Emila, built in medieval style. The main attraction of what can only be a seaside resort is the clean sea clear, repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag. The coast is welcoming and inviting, rich of bathing establishments and of “Punti Azzurri”, or large stretches of free beach where they are guaranteed services and assistance.
From the verses of Giosuè Carducci in the poem In front of San Guido: The cypresses that in Bolgheri tall and sincere van da San Guido in two rows, this ancient village born around a medieval castle which is accessed after traveling a very long tree-lined avenue, releases a persistent charm in memory.
The life of the village is animated by various artisan shops, wine bars, taverns and restaurants and by theirs proposal of typical products linked to the not indifferent food and wine tradition of this area.
The Bolgheri area is in fact known for the absolute excellence of wine production, permitted by the particular dry and sunny microclimate that allows the cultivation of a series of vines of Bordeaux origin (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot). Among the most famous wines stand out Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Masseto.
Bibbona combines the charm of the ancient medieval village with that of the green of the woods and the countryside in which its territory is immersed. Already known in the Villanovan era and, subsequently, Etruscan, Bibbona, lying on a low hill, showed the structure of the ancient inhabited fortress.
Bibbona is also an ideal destination for cycle tourism, both on the road and by mountain bike. Here the champion Paolo Bettini was born and lives and the Gran Fondo Costa degli Etruschi takes place. By bike yes can skirt the sea through the splendid pine forest, take the suggestive Wine Route, climb up gentle hill slopes and, in the heart of the Macchia della Magona, follow suggestive ones trails in the woods.
There are specialized hotels for welcoming cyclists and a dense network of assistance services.
MARINA DI BIBBONA
Marina di Bibbona was born around the eighteenth-century fort built on the sea to defend the area from pirate raids. Gradually one of the localities has developed in this coastal stretch most popular tourist attractions on the Etruscan Coast.
The long and wide sandy beach, at times shaped by the characteristic dunes and tombolos of Mediterranean scrub, here forms the border between the sea and a splendid pine forest, dense with junipers. The points Azzurri, large stretches of equipped free beach, alternate with bathing establishments.