The etruscan coast, the Maremma and the most famous cities of art in Tuscany
The sea and the etruscan coast
We are along the Etruscan coast, with nice beaches and clear blue sea. A sea awarded with the Blue Flags from the European Union and ather important awards for the clearness of the waters and the quality of services and the environment.
So much green everywhere, in the pinewoods that surround the beaches, in forests and parks.
A short distance from the coast and overlooking the sea, the city of Livorno and the prestigious resorts of the Val di Cornia and the Maremma Toscana, and then the history, art, archeology, a delicious cuisine, excellent wines, and the welcome friendly people that help to make unique this land.
Val di Cornia
Val di Cornia is the extreme southern tip of the province of Livorno: a territory hilly inland and flat along the coast.
To visit the promontory of Piombino, the splendid Gulf of Baratti, on top of which rises the medieval castle of Populonia, built near the ancient and Powerful Etruscan city.
The area is in fact characterized by the Archaeological areas of Etruscan, of which ones stand out of the Gulf of Baratti and Populonia, and the Centers for medieval historians.
To visit: Piombino and San Vincenzo, medieval villages like Campiglia Marittima, Suvereto, Sassetta, Monteverdi Maritime.
Very well known and appreciated, at national and international level are the wines of the Val di Cornia.
The production area of D.O.C. Val di Cornia includes the towns of Suvereto, Piombino, Campiglia Marittima, San Vincenzo and Sassetta in the province of Livorno and the Municipality of Monteverdi in the province of Pisa. Wines produced in the territories of the Municipality of Suvereto are entitled to the name of the sub-area “Suvereto.”
Maremma corresponds to the coastal area of the Province of Grosseto, and the hills immediately behind, arriving to the Monte Amiata and the famous towns of Pitigliano, Sovana and Sorano.
The Maremma is still today a beautiful land: the beaches and the tourist areas (Castiglione della Pescaia, Marina di Grosseto or Monte Argentario Just to name a FEW) are flanked by wild areas, where the wind, the beach and Protected Areas come together to the coastal pine woods and Mediterranean bush borders to form a truly unique environment, which is reflected in the clear water of the Tyrrhenian sea, ranked among the most beautiful in Italy and Blue Flag on several seaside resorts.
The territory around La Ranocchiaia farm offers a wide range of itineraries for all needs and for everybody: a network of hiking trails for lovers of horseback riding, bicycle tours, thematic tours dedicated to ancient history or food and wine routes to discover the flavors of the territory.
In our Farm, at the reception, you will find maps, guides and other information material in various languages and a small library of the Territory.
We will be happy to help you to discover Tuscany.
The cradle of the Italian Renaissance, one of the most important world capitals of Art and Culture.
By train in less than two hours, you can reach the central Santa Maria Novella Station, a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria, shopping and restaurants.
Accessible by car or train in an hour, Pisa is known around the world for the leaning Tower, in Piazza del Duomo.
The city boasts a long history seeing his greatest splendor at the time of the Maritime Republics.
Artistic treasures, romanesque and gothic churches, squares and palaces that overlook the Lungarni, a prestigious university, and more… Just outside the village, The Park of Migliarino-San Rossore, the coast and the Monti Pisani.
Accessible by car in 1 hour and a half, a city that has preserved its medieval appearance.
Perfect to visit on foot, despite the many ups and downs, the city offers a historic center very small, you can cross the center in less than half an hour, but be careful not to get lost in the little streets and districts.
Do not miss Piazza del Campo, the famous Palio theater, the Public Palace with panoramic Torre del Mangia, the Duomo, and Santa Maria della Scala.
An hour and a half drive to reach this beautiful city of Roman origin, rich in art and culture.
It is always pleasant to walk in Lucca.
Inside the old town, many churches, the picturesque alleys and the typical shops will take you up the peculiar Piazza Amphitheater.