Baia del Marinaio Camping Village

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Art and Culture

Etruscan Coast
Florence
Siena
Volterra
San Gimignano
Lucca
Pisa

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Entertainment

Cavallino Matto
Acqua Village
Il Giardino Sospeso
Parco Gallorose

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Gastronomy

Wine Route

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Nature

Val di Cornia Parks
Elba Island
Giglio Island
Island of Capraia
Island of Pianosa
Giannutri Island
Montecristo Island
The 5 Terre

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Sport

Water sports at the White Beaches

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Shopping

The Mall
McArthurglen Barberino
Valdichiana Outlet Village
Malandrone Moda

ART AND CULTURE

The Etruscan Coast is a place where the colours, scents and scenery of mainland Tuscany and the Mediterranean Sea merge.

Distance: Near the campsite

It includes a large stretch of the Tuscan coast, stretching from Livorno to Piombino, and four inland municipalities, namely Collesalvetti, Sassetta, Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima.

The name Costa degli Etruschi is due to the presence of the Etruscan people in these lands, who inhabited them from the 9th century B.C. onwards, as demonstrated by the numerous Etruscan necropolises still visible today.

The Etruscan necropolises are mainly found between the Gulf of Baratti and Populonia, where the Archaeological Park is located. The Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia contains the most important evidence of the colonisation of these lands by the Etruscans.

The jewel in the crown of the Archaeological Park is the marvellous monumental necropolis of Populonia Alta, the only Etruscan village built in front of the sea. Populonia Alta stands on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Baratti.

To make this land of Tuscany unique, Etruscan settlements are flanked by medieval villages, nature parks and a splendid sea.

The medieval villages, nestling in the hills but only a few kilometres from the sea, are intact in their original architecture and rich in evidence of the past.

Nature preserves unspoilt botanical oases, woods, pine forests, countryside dotted with vineyards (the Wine Route is famous) and olive groves: a rich and ever-changing landscape, home to two Nature Parks: the Rimigliano Coastal Park and the Sterpaia Coastal Park (Val di Cornia Parks).

And finally the sea, hemmed in by long sandy beaches bordered by pine forests and windswept cliffs.

For some years now, in June, the main towns along the Costa degli Etruschi have celebrated the beginning of summer with a special Blue Night, in which tourists are involved in a succession of shows, concerts and cultural and food and wine events.

Florence, capital of the Tuscan region, is one of the most famous cities of art in Italy.

Distance: 110 km from the campsite
It reached splendour in the Middle Ages, also thanks to the efforts of the Medici ruling family. Rich in artistic and cultural heritage, the city of Florence is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A renowned university centre, the city is home to numerous museums and buildings of interest. Among the most famous are the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi, the Duomo, the basilica of Santa Croce and Palazzo Pitti.

In Florence there are large green spaces: public parks where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. There are many libraries and sports centres.

Siena, whose historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, is a magical city, famous throughout the world.

Distance: 90 km from the campsite

It could not be otherwise, given its beauty and particularity.

First of all, Piazza del Campo, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world. It is the centre of Siena, a jewel that must be seen. It has a peculiar nine-segment shell shape, which, to be appreciated, must be admired from above, climbing the impressive Torre del Mangia of the Palazzo Pubblico, one of the tallest and oldest towers in Italy, perfectly preserved. The tower is named after the first custodian who, according to tradition, spent all his savings eating in the taverns of Siena.

A magnificent view of the city and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the Torre del mangia.

At the other end of the square is the monumental Fonte Gaia, an important water fountain copy of the one Jacopo della Quercia sculpted in the early 1400s.

A tourist ritual is to sit or lie on the ground and admire the piece of sky above the square.

Many other important architectures line the square, including the Palazzo Comunale, made of red brick and white marble, inside which is the Museo Civico, which protects many masterpieces by Sienese artists, including Simone Martini and Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

Absolutely not to be missed is the Cathedral of Siena. One usually arrives there after visiting the Piazza del Campo and, still having its splendour in one’s eyes, one does not expect to be amazed again. But you are wrong. Not to be missed are the façade with its characteristic black and white stripes; the marble floor, full of esoteric and religious symbols; the Piccolomini Library, frescoed by Pinturicchio; the Piccolomini Chapel, on which Michelangelo worked for three years; the octagonal Pulpit by Nicola Pisano.

Next to the cathedral is the Baptistery with its hexagonal baptismal font, on which Donatello also worked.

Another stop not to be missed is the Museo Civico, which contains many important works, including Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s famous Allegoria del Buono e del Cattivo Governo (Allegory of Good and Bad Government), the first pictorial cycle with a predominantly civil rather than religious theme. Another great protagonist is La Maestà, which the Government of the Nine entrusted to Simone Martini as a sign of devotion to the Virgin.

Siena also offers many typical restaurants where you can enjoy the tasty Sienese cuisine. In small restaurants and osterias, you can order wild boar (the famous Cinta Senese), pappardelle with hare, crostini with livers, tasty soups such as La Ribollita, and sweets such as cantucci and ricciarelli. All strictly accompanied by a good glass of wine.

One cannot talk about Siena without mentioning the famous Palio, which takes place every year on two dates, 2 July and 16 August, and in which the seventeen Sienese contrade compete in a passionate horse race in Piazza del Campo. The Palio is certainly much more than just an event for the Sienese, who experience it all year round with great enthusiasm.

Located in the province of Pisa, Volterra gives us many examples of Etruscan, Romanesque and medieval architecture.

Distance:32 km from the campsite

A magical place, surrounded by a wall of Etruscan origin that was revised in medieval times.

Among the most famous constructions is the Fortezza Medicea, consisting of two buildings, one of which was commissioned by Lorenzo de’ Medici himself. In Volterra, it is also possible to visit museums and theatres, but also to participate in the many cultural events and manifestations that are organised throughout the year.

Located in the province of Pisa, Volterra gives us many examples of Etruscan, Romanesque and medieval architecture.

Distance: 53 km from the campsite

San Gimignano, a municipality in the province of Siena, has a fascinating historic centre that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

An outstanding example of medieval architecture, the city is famous for its towers that still stand tall after centuries.

Suffice it to say that, to this day, more than 10 of these are still intact to the delight of visitors who are fascinated by what is called the Manhattan of the Middle Ages.

In San Gimignano we also find churches, sanctuaries, abbeys and palaces of value. Then there is the Castelvecchio Nature Reserve, a few kilometres from the town, where you can admire the remains of the ancient stronghold.

The city of Lucca is one of the jewels of Tuscany.

Distance: 70 km from the campsite

Rich in artistic beauty and surrounded by an evocative atmosphere.

The historical centre of Lucca is composed of a maze of narrow, narrow streets, typical of the medieval age, of which it is one of the best preserved, and surrounded by the 16th-century walls that are still intact.

Its artistic and architectural heritage is flourishing: it includes numerous churches, palaces, towers, gardens and squares.

A visit to the city can begin with a walk on the Walls, which are the true symbol of the city and are recognised worldwide for their uniqueness.

From the walls, two beautiful towers stand out above the roofs of the houses: the Guinici Tower, the famous ‘tree tower’ dating back to 1330, and the Tower of the Hours.

The city of Lucca is nicknamed The City of a Hundred Churches, due to the large number of religious buildings from the most diverse eras within the Walls.

The Cathedral of Lucca, also known as the Cathedral of San Martino, founded in 1100 and subsequently remodelled, is a mixture of medieval and Renaissance architectural beauty. It contains true masterpieces of art, including works by Nicola Pisano and Tintoretto.

The Church of San Michele in Fiore is located in the heart of the old town and overlooks the square of the same name. Due to its central location, it is considered a landmark of the city.

The heart of Lucca’s commercial and artisan activity, Via Fillungo skilfully combines old and new. It is perfect for shopping, but also gives visitors a glimpse of the ‘old crafts’, given the perfectly preserved and functional goldsmiths’ and leather goods of yesteryear.

Also worth seeing is the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro or Piazza del Mercato, where an ancient Roman forum once stood. The square, with its many taverns and workshops of local artists, is also home to the traditional flower market, which fills the square with colour and fragrance on the Feast of the Patron Saint, 27 April.

Also not to be missed is a visit to Piazza Napoleone, also known as Piazza Grande, which was redesigned in honour of Bonaparte. Its spacious and elegant setting and the institutions located there make Piazza Napoleone another of the city’s nerve centres.

The various stately homes contain important museums and galleries. For example, Palazzo Mansi, houses the National Picture Gallery collection.

Lucca hosts events and festivals of national and international scope.

Such as the Lucca Film festival, a film review lasting over a week, and LuccAutori, a prestigious literary review offering space to many well-known names in literature.

And, most famously, Lucca Comics & Games, a fair dedicated to the world of comics, games (video games and role-playing, board and cart games) and fantasy imagery. Lucca Comics is considered the most important Italian exhibition in the sector, the second in Europe and the third in the world.

Pisa is a city rich in artistic and cultural excellence.

Distance: 50 km from the campsite

Tuscan province part of the region’s industrial triangle, again, UNESCO has decided to reward it by identifying some sites as World Heritage Sites.

Among them is the so-called Piazza dei Miracoli, with its white marble Cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower.

Perfectly preserved examples of Romanesque architecture in the heart of the city.

Also worth seeing are Pisa’s many bridges and green areas: perfect locations for discovering the city.

FUN

For children or to spend a fun-filled day.

Distance: Near the campsite

Don’t miss the Il Cavallino Matto amusement park in Marina di Donoratico (www.cavallinomatto.it) and the Aquavillage water park in Cecina Mare (www.acquavillage.it).

Very curious is the Gallorose Park in Cecina (www.parcogallorose.it), a farm where exotic and farm animals are bred.

Nature lovers can try the adventure park Il Giardino Sospeso (www.ilgiardinosospeso.it) for a day of guaranteed fun with the exciting acrobatic courses in the trees.

GASTRONOMY

If you take the Via Aurelia in a southerly direction, you can drive along the Strada del Vino.

Near the campsite

Just a few kilometres away from the campsite you will find red wines with a unique character, fresh whites and fragrant passito wines, and the products of our land, such as olive oil, honey, cheese and cured meats.

Continuing along the Strada del Vino and following the famous Viale dei Cipressi, you reach Bolgheri, a tiny medieval village that preserves its ancient urban structure and where, among the alleys and craft shops, you can taste the famous Sassicaia wine.

Another small village on the Wine Route is Bibbona, which, with its beautiful forest trails, is the ideal place for trekking and mountain biking enthusiasts, while road biking enthusiasts can train in peace on the roads of the Costa degli Etruschi.

NATURE

The Val di Cornia Parks bear witness to the importance of the Etruscan Coast in history.

Distance: Near the campsite

The archaeological park of Baratti and Populonia contains numerous testimonies of the Etruscan and Roman periods, and the monumental necropolis of Populonia, the only one to have been built in front of the sea, preserves the remains of buildings used for metalworking.

At the San Silvestro archaeo-mineral park in Campiglia Marittima, one can see the various stages of metalworking, from the Etruscans to the Middle Ages.

Here, just a few kilometres from the medieval village of Campiglia Marittima, are the thermal baths of Venturina, already known in Etruscan-Roman times: the Il Calidario wellness centre is a small lake with a hot water spring at 36°C.

It is the largest island in the archipelago and is about ten kilometres from the coast.

Distance: Near the campsite

Very rich in hydrogeological terms, the Island of Elba is characterised by its Mediterranean climate.

The presence of reefs and beaches makes it an ideal place for scuba diving.

Famous for having hosted Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile, the island offers its visitors the opportunity to visit several museums.

An offer that, therefore, is not only limited to beach tourism, but is also perfect for those in search of new cultural stimuli.

A true pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago.

Distance: Near the campsite

The island of Giglio is characterised by a predominantly rocky geology that gives us fairytale scenery.

The area is protected due to the presence of rare endangered species.

The aim of the institutions is to protect a beautiful and fragile natural environment that is greatly affected by human presence.

The perfect destination for those who want to discover a rich and engaging nature, where they can relax and find respite from everyday life.

A natural paradise that is home to many rare species.

Distance: Near the campsite

The third largest island in the Tuscan archipelago, Capraia has a fascinating morphology characterised by rocky coastlines that plunge steeply into the sea, forming caves and natural inlets waiting to be discovered.

It is the most distant location from the Italian coast, where beach tourism also dominates, despite numerous cultural and historical points of interest.

The island of Pianosa, as its name suggests, is a place characterised by flat stretches.

Distance: Near the campsite

Here, too, the climate is Mediterranean and there are numerous sites of natural interest.

You can go on diving excursions, or visit the famous Cala Giovanna: a beautiful white sandy beach.

There is also a prison on the island, now disused, where terrorists and Mafia members were confined.

It should be noted that Pianosa Island is the area with the fewest showers in the entire Tuscan Archipelago, which makes it pleasant in all seasons.

The southernmost island of the entire Tuscan Archipelago, Giannutri is a small Mediterranean jewel.

Distance: Near the campsite

The flora is very rich, so much so that green is the predominant colour.

The coasts are almost all rocky, but alternate with coves and bays in which to relax by the sea.

Many caves offer suggestive scenery to visitors.

Again, this is a protected natural area where specific restrictions and rules apply to preserve native flora and fauna.

The island of Giannutri is the ideal place for those who want to immerse themselves in a magical atmosphere and spend a few hours in contact with unspoilt nature.

It is a unique natural paradise that provides visitors with an evocative atmosphere.

Distance: Near the campsite

It is a rocky islet overlooking the sea, which has been declared a protected area.

Montecristo Island is off-limits for overnight stays and written permission from the Forest Guard is required for access.

Here, in fact, the famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas was set, and a few years ago, a treasure of gold coins was found that had been the subject of numerous legends for centuries.

A stretch of coastline on the Ligurian Riviera that impresses and fascinates with its jagged lines overlooking the sea.

Distance:150 km from the campsite

Located in the province of La Spezia, the Cinque Terre have also been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1997.

This, together with the very mild climate, makes the area a perfect holiday destination even in the winter months.

A magical place to visit where man has been able to settle in a respectful manner with examples of civil architecture perfectly embedded in nature.

SPORT

The famous White Beaches, with their clear sand and crystal-clear sea, are about 3 km from the campsite.

Distance: Near the campsite

Various water sports can be practised on the coast and the constant wind makes Vada a popular spot for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

The Secche di Vada, a stretch of sea characterised by shallow waters, attracts fishing enthusiasts in every season.

The possibility of admiring the seabed rich in flora and fauna even at depths accessible to the less experienced and the presence of unsuspected natural and archaeological features complete the picture of an ideal diving destination.

SHOPPING

The Mall is synonymous with exclusivity and luxury.

Distance: 145 km from the campsite

Located in the green Tuscan countryside and only 30 minutes from Florence, it is a real gem for fashion lovers.

It offers the most prestigious international brands, such as Dior, Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Valentino and Armani, at unbelievably favourable prices.

In The Mall you will also find a restaurant and a café, which will allow you to take a pleasant break from shopping and make your experience even more satisfying.

The outlet is always open and easily accessible. In addition, direct buses and shuttle services connect the outlet to the centre of Florence every day of the week.

Barberino Designer Outlet is the perfect place to spend a day shopping.

Distance: 135 km from the campsite

More than 100 shops selling the best brands, from high-fashion names – Calvin Klein, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana – to the more affordable, but no less valuable – Gas, Nike, Desigual, Levi’s. Big brands discounted from 30% to 70% throughout the year.

All this is surrounded by small restaurants, where you can savour typical Tuscan dishes, and bars where you can enjoy a good coffee and relax while shopping.

Nestled in the beautiful Tuscan landscape of the Val di Sieve, Barberino Designer Outlet is open daily (Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat and Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m.) and easily accessible by all means of transport.

www.mcarthurglen.com

An elegant ambience with architectural features typical of medieval Tuscan villages.

Distance:135 km from the campsite

The Valdichiana Outlet Village is home to around 130 shops of major national and international brands.

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear, leather goods, underwear, home accessories and jewellery. All at very competitive prices, with discounts of up to 70% throughout the year.

The strategic location in Tuscany, the distinctive architecture and the rich shopping offer make this outlet the ideal destination for a day of leisure and relaxation.

Numerous facilities, such as restaurants, bars and children’s playgrounds, complete the picture.

www.valdichianaoutlet.it

Clothing shop a few kilometres from the campsite

Distance: 10 km from the campsite

A large sales area stocked with clothing for all ages and for many hobbies, as well as home linen, carpets, mattresses and bedding, curtains and fabrics.

Ample parking for customers

www.malandronemoda.it