Surroundings

Discover our beautiful land

San Vincenzo

San Vincenzo is a beautiful town on the sea, that enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year.

We have more than 15 km of sandy beaches and a wonderful sea. The location of San Vincenzo makes it perfect both for sea and relaxing holidays and travels characterized by discovering the beauty of Tuscany.

BLUE FLAG

For many years San Vincenzo has been the winner of the Blue Flag: a very important National recognition, that certifies the high quality and the great beauty and cleanness of our beaches and our sea.

GREEN FLAG

This year San Vincenzo won the Green Flag: a prize awarded to very few beaches in Italy that are suitable for children.
San Vincenzo is therefore confirmed as one of the best Italian tourist areas for families!

OUR BEACHES

COASTAL PARK OF RIMIGLIANO

 

One of the favourite destinations for those who love the sea, the clear water, the pine forest.

Rimigliano is a long line of Mediterranean scrubland that shows itself in all of its variety of species and overlooks a beautiful free beach, characterised by “dunes”.

Inside of the pine woods, in certain points, there are refreshment areas with restrooms. Inside the woods there are paths, with interesting descriptions about the area, its history and the species that inhabit it.
It is in the southern area of the municipality of San Vincenzo, and it is bordered by SP 23 (Via della Principessa)

It is in the southern area of the municipality of San Vincenzo, and it is bordered by SP 23 (Via della Principessa)

“La Conchiglia”  the beach between San Vincenzo and Marina di Castagneto

Beach north of the tourist port of San Vincenzo, partly free and partially equipped.

From the last resort at the north end, begins a wonderful totally free beach, which is accessible only from the beach, that joins San Vincenzo and the nearby Marina di Castagneto Carducci. A beach 7 km long, clean, wide, and very distinctive.

The beach of Centro

Located in the central part of San Vincenzo, near the pedestrian area and the touristic port, this beach, characterised by the presence of several beach resorts and some free beach areas, is ideal for those who want to walk to the centre. The coastline is sandy.

La Principessa beach

Beach situated south of San Vincenzo, between the Centro del Paese and the Park of Rimigliano. Reachable on foot and by bike, it is equipped with beach resorts, beach tennis courts, several cafes and restaurants. Here, too, like the beach of “centro” and the beach of “La conchiglia” there are free beach areas. The coastline is sandy and as we trace our steps towards the south, the beach becomes wider.

GULF OF BARATTI

 

Still continuing towards the south, just within a few km of the Park of Rimigliano, there is the fantastic Gulf of Baratti.
This gulf, characterised by crystal clear water with the beautiful ocean floor, restaurants, free and equipped beaches, attracts many thousands of tourists every day.
It is possible to rent small watercrafts and book trip.

BUCA DELLE FATE

 

It is a beach of pathways, one of the few reachable by land on the rocky coastline between the promontory of Piombino and that of Populonia.
The water and the rocky seabed protect it from the winds. To reach it you must follow the road from the Gulf of Baratti that leads to Populonia. Before reaching the tower of the small village, park your car and take the easily seen path that goes into the brush. After about a twenty minute descent, begins the steep cliff that leads directly to the sea. On the cliffs that surround it, perched on the rock, live some specimens of dwarf palms, a unique Mediterranean spontaneous palm.

Beach resorts

The beach resorts recommended near our houses are:

“LA PERLA DEL MARE” BEACH & RESTAURANT

Via Della Meloria 9 – +39 0565 702113www.laperladelmare.it

Near apartments: Castel del Mare, Corso Emanuele Apartments, Villa Lilla.

 

LA CONCHIGLIA

Via Dell’Orata – +39 0565704050www.stabilimentobalnearelaconchiglia.it

Near apartments: Castel del Mare.

 

IL PARADISINO

Via della Principessa 26 – + 39 05651970360www.paradisino.com

Near apartments: Cantinone, Corso Emanuele Apartments, Villa Lilla (car park available).

 

DOG BEACH

Strada Provinciale della Principessa – + 39 0565 193 0363www.dog-beach.it

Equipped beach where dogs are welcome.

 

MARIVA BEACH & RESTAURANT

Via della Principessa 120 – +39 0565 719777www.marivarestaurant.com

SHOPPING

GARDEN HOUSE LAZZERINI

Our showroom is on Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 36,39,43,66,68. You will find furnishings for interiors and exteriors, each handcrafted in Italy. Our team will provide you information, and will help you make the best choice for your space: from the design to providing each item.

VIA ROMA
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT FOR OUR CLIENTS

This boutique is the paradise of fashion in the centre of San Vincenzo, in Via Vittorio Emanuele II, where you find clothes for every occasions, from the formal to casual. Missoni, Elisabetta Franchi, Bikkembergs and Paciotti are some of the brands included, discover them all on the web site www.viaroma1.com.

It is also possible to buy online at www.shopviaroma1.com

SPORT

SAILING LESSONS

CIRCOLO NAUTICO

Piazza Fratelli Serini – Porto Turistico
tel: +39 0565702005www.cnsv.it/

 

WINDSURF LESSONS

TUTUN CLUB

Via della Principessa 120 – San Vincenzo

tel: +39 0565 719537 – www.tutunclub.it

 

TENNIS LESSONS

Via Consolini – San Vincenzo
tel: +39 0565703355 – www.circolitennis.com

 

BEACH TENNIS

LE PANTERE

Via della Principessa 120
tel: +39 329 929 6994www.lepantere.it/

 

HORSE RIDING

lessons and horseback riding tours

LO SPERONE RIDING SCHOOL

Via dell’Anguilla – 57022 – Marina di Castagneto Carducci – (5 km da san vincenzo)
tel. +39 335 5249216

EQUESTRIAN SPORTS HORSE RIDING CECINA

Via del Galoppatoio, Marina di Cecina – (27 km da san vincenzo)

KIDS AREA

GIOCOLANDIA

Via della Principessa, San Vincenzo – tel: +39 0586799409

Inflatables and playground for kids, with cafe and pizzeria.

IL CAVALLINO MATTO ENTERTAINMENT PARK

Via Po, 1 – Marina di Castagneto Carducci. – (5 km da San Vincenzo)

www.cavallinomatto.it

Entertainment Park in the pine woods, with rollercoaster, canoes and games of all types. Refreshment point.

 

GIARDINO SOSPESO

Riparbella (PI)
tel: +39 3357726323
www.ilgiardinosospeso.it
info@ilgiardinosospeso.it

Activities: games and paths for children and adults, rope work, Olympics in the woods, archery, trekking, outdoor training. A pic-nic area and a barbecue area.

Wildlife parks & oasis

PARCO GALLOROSE

Via Aurelia Sud, 65 – 57023 Loc. Cedrino – Cecina
www.parcogallorose.it

Wildlife Park with more than 150 species of animals. Open from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

OASI DI BOLGHERI – PADULE DI BOLGHERI

SP Vecchia Aurelia, km 269,400 – 57022 Castagneto Carducci
www.wwf.it

For booking: bolgheri@wwf.it – Ph: +39 328 1937095

Visitable from 31 of May, all the weekends, from 9.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. with guided tour.

Around the cellars

PETRA WINE

Località San Lorenzo Alto,131 – 57028 Suvereto (LI)
http://www.petrawine.it/

Visit to the cellar: everyday.

For booking visit: +39 0565 845308 or visit@petrawine.it

TENUTA ARGENTIERA

Via Aurelia 142 – Donoratico (LI)
www.argentiera.eu

Directions: a 5 – minute drive from San Vincenzo, in the direction of Donoratico.

Visit to the cellar: upon request, for booking call     + 39 0565 774581 oppure enoteca@argentiera.eu

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CHIAPPINI

Location Felciaino-bolgheri 189/B, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci LI –

Ph: +39 0565 765201 
www.giovannichiappini.it

Visits to the cellar and tasting:

Visit to the business with tasting of 4 wines (one white, two red Bolgheri DOC and a superior Bolgheri DOC) everyday, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m

Booking: is recommended but not compulsory. Free tour of the business, the cellar and the vineyard: path with a visit to the vineyard, explanation of the manufacturing processes and the characteristics of the land, with tasting of all wines.

Booking: required, price €20 per person (children excluded)

ORNELLAIA

Location Ornellaia 191 – Castagneto Carducci – Frazione di Bolgheri (LI)
www.ornellaia.com

Visit to the cellars: booking from Monday to Friday, for 10.30 a.m. or 3.00 p.m. The visit lasts around 3 hours, ending with a tasting.

The Cantina Ornellaia also offers the possibility to book lunches.
Customisable tours are possible.

Booking: +39 0565 718242 oppure e-mail: info@ornellaia.it

FRANTOIO FONTE DI FOIANO

Location Fonte di Foiano, 148 – Castagneto Carducci

Tel: +39 0565 766043 – Mail: informazioni@fontedifoiano.it

NIGHT LIFE & LIVE MUSIC

LAGO VERDE
Strada Provinciale della Principessa- San Vincenzo
Parco di Rimigliano – ingresso 4

CALAFELICE CLUB & RESTAURANT
Loc. Puntone di Scarlino – Grosseto – Lungomare Garibaldi – 58020 – Tel: +39 0566 090080
Mail: info@calafelice.info – www.calafelice.info

BAGNO BARATTI
Golfo di Baratti

INDIRIZZO:
https://www.google.it/maps/place/Bagno+Baratti/

LA ZATTERA DISCO CLUB
Via della Marina 2 – Marina di Castagneto Carducci
tel:+39 0565745761

 

ALEGRIA – DISCO & MUSIC
Via Raffaello Sanzio, snc – FOLLONICA (GR) – Mobile: +393319114998
info@alegriafestesufeste.it – www.alegriafestesufeste.it

 

LOUNGE BAR IL CARDELLINO
Pineta Marradi, 57012 Castiglioncello (LI)
www.ilcardellino.net

MARINA POOL CLUB & LOUNGE
Lungomare Giuseppe Garibaldi, 3
58020 Puntone (GR)
BAGNO

RELAX, THERMARIUM, THALASSO TERAPIA, SPA

CALIDARIO – TERME

Via del Bottaccio 40 – Venturina – tel: +39 0565 851504

www.calidario.it/

The thermal baths of Calidario are located just 5 minutes by car from San Vincenzo. They are open everyday, there is the main thermal baths, wellbeing spa and also there are treatments available including massage.

SCONTO 10% PER I CLIENTI “GH HOLIDAYS” SULL’ACCESSO ALLA PISCINA TERMALE

TOMBOLO TALASSO SPA

Via Corallo 3 – Marina di Castagneto Carducci – tel: +39 0565 74530

www.tombolotalasso.it/
oppure enoteca@argentiera.eu

LA CERRETA – TERME & SPA

Via Campagna Sud 143 – Sassetta – tel: +39 0565 74530

www.lacerreta.it/

CALA BIANCA THALASSO SPA & BEACH

Via Giovanni Pascoli, 28, 57128 Quercianella (LI) – Tel: +39 0586 491117

www.calabianca.it

Art and history

ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK OF POPULONIA

http://www.parchivaldicornia.it/

Between the slopes of the promontory of Piombino and the Gulf of Baratti (10-minutes drive away from San Vincenzo) there is one of the few Etruscan necropolis in Italy. The Parco is can be visited every day and booking is not necessary.

ETRUSCAN ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Piazza della cittadella Piombino (LI)

Ph: +39 0565 221646

www.parchivaldicornia.it/parco.php?codex=pop-gen

This museum is in the historic town centre of Piombino, built in the early 1800s for the sovereigns Felice and Elisa Baciocchi, sister of Napoleon, inside the fortified “Cittadella”, which Leonardo Da Vinci helped design. In this museum there are many Etruscan and Roman works.

ARCHEOLOGICAL/MINING PARK OF SAN SILVESTRO

All information:  www.parchivaldicornia.it

Duration of the visit 20 minutes

Situated in the Visitor centre, a building originally designed for the energy production of the mines in the first years of the 1900s. The museum represents a natural introduction for the following visits to the mines and to the medieval village of Rocca San Silvestro.
In the section dedicated to the Val di Cornia Parks, it introduces the historical and environmental aspects of the area; the geological section shows the nature and development of the mineral deposits of Campigliese, and an annotated sampling is displayed. The section dedicated to Rocca San Silvestro shows in a summary of the results of the excavation, through archeological findings and the reconstructive hypotheses about the process of mining metals documented at the site.

Duration of the visit 40 minutes

Before equipping yourself with the provided equipment, the route in the Mine of Temperino is preceded by an area with displays that show the evolution of the mining industry of the Campigliese, from Etruscan times to the present day. The visitable tunnel, 360 m. long, is one of the few where it is still possible to compare the ancient extractive methods with the modern ones. Equipped with helmets and coloured raincoats, once inside the mine visitors discover a broad range of rocks and minerals from the metalliferous reserves of the Campigliese and the traces of the work of the miners, a memory of the fatigue and harshness of a profession which has now almost disappeared.

Duration of the visit 15 minutes

Housed in the service building of the Earle Shaft, the only surviving of the 5 mining shafts which were located in the area of the Campigliese at the beginning of the last century. This building housed the winch which, in the last stage of the life of the mines, transported the miners to a depth of up to 170 metres. Today the Museum with its storyboards inside and outside, tells the story of the usage of the various pieces of machinery belonging to the last stages of activity remaining where they were abandoned on the last day the mine was open.

Duration of the visit 15 minutes

Leaving the Mining Machinery Museum after a short walk, the visitor arrives at the entrance to the Lanzi – Temperino tunnel and the “Morteo”, or the metal “shed” used by the miners as a changing room and canteen. This building today is dedicated to the miners, with a collection of old photos and documents which tell of their lives, their work, the illnesses and the trade union struggles to prevent the closure of the mine. The harshness of this noble trade is told in a video by the miner Duma to the visitors who, seated on the benches where in days of old the meals were eaten before returning to work, can listen for a few minutes.

Duration of the visit 50 minutes

The direct Lanzi-Temperino Tunnel (ex Ortaccio) was started as mining prospecting in the second half of the 1800s. It was then completed by the Mining Company of Campiglia Marittima Spa in the 1960s as a haulage tunnel for the transport of minerals from the extraction shaft to the crushing and flotation installations of the Lanzi Valley. The minerals were transported on mine-cars along narrow-gauge tracks. The same journey the minerals took in those days can be taken today by the visitors who, aboard the train running through the tunnel, can reach the Lanzi Valley and Rocca San Silvestro. Inside the tunnel, the working tools, the shapes and colours of the minerals and a picturesque stop in the grand central extraction room will take the visitors on a discovery of an extraordinary underground world.

Duration of the visit 40 minutes

Rocca San Silvestro, a medieval village of miners and smiths, was founded by village lords between the tenth and eleventh centuries in order to exploit the abundant local deposits of copper and silver-bearing lead ore. The metals were to be used for coin production (“zecche toscane”) principally in the mints of Lucca and Pisa; the village lords enjoyed close commercial relations with these cities during the period. In medieval times this village was known by the name of Rocca a Palmento (a millstone, or “palmentum”, has been discovered in the oil press below the church) and owes its present name to the saint to whom the church was dedicated. The village was abandoned during the course of the fourteenth century as a consequence of a variety of factors which were principally economic and connected with a change in the system of resource management. The visitor follows an itinerary designed to show the social and economic organisation, the eating habits, the building and metallurgical techniques of a medieval community. Access to the Rock is possible following a path suitable with trainers or walking boots. Time necessary from Lanzi Valley to Rocca San Silvestro around 20 minutes

Duration 1 hour (easy)

A route between woods and glades that connects the park entrance with Campiglia Marittima. Passing through the remains of the 19th-century aqueduct and the springs that until recently supplied Campiglia, you arrive in the historic town center of this millennial village, dominated by the Rocca Medioevale.

Duration 20 minutes (easy)

This takes the visitor from the exit of the Temperino Mine back to the Museums, in part retracing the route taken by the railway which transported metal ore in the early years of this century. It illustrates the main phases of mineral exploitation in the area – mine shafts, tunnels, and waste left behind by centuries of mining activity.

Duration 1 hour (challenging)

It is the path for access to the castle of Rocca San Silvestro. It ends in the Valle dei Manienti, at a medieval mine built by the inhabitants of the castle. Close to the mine there are remains of ancient marble quarries. Of particular interest is the natural aspect of the path, that keeps a dense vegetation with traditional plants.

Duration 1 hour e 10 minutes (challenging)

This path leads from the Temperino Mine exit to the washing plant of the Lanzi valley. Winding along the line of metalliferous veins, it takes in the main archaeological and mining features of the area which are visible at the surface, including the entrances to medieval and more ancient mines, the impressive opencast quarries, the remains of extraction shafts and tunnels. The dominant colours to be seen along the route are the yellows and reds of the by now abundant slag half hidden by the luxuriant vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub

Duration 1 hour e 10 minutes (moderate)

It is a ring walk that starts and ends in the Laverie of Valle dei Lanzi. Following this valley you will pass through the springs of medieval extraction, the Medicean operations and the large installations of the English mining company Etruscan Mines. Its name is a reminder of the mining workers of the 16th century; German miners were called “i Lanzi”.

ISLANDS

THE ISLAND OF PIANOSA

The Island of Pianosa is can be visited from San Vincenzo with the motor vessel Time on:
www.aquavision.it

THE ISLAND OF GIGLIO

The Island of Giglio is can be visited from San Vincenzo with the motor vessel Time on:
www.aquavision.it

ELBA ISLAND

A beautiful island: from the harbor of Piombino there are ferries every half hour.
During the period June – September is possible to visit Elba from the harbor of San Vincenzo
www.acquavision.it

Best beaches:

Cavoli (Campo nell’Elba)
Sansone (Portoferraio)
Fetovaia (Campo nell’Elba)
Felciaio (near Lido di Capoliveri)
Padulella (Portoferraio)

THE ISLAND OF CAPRAIA

A small beautiful island with only one beach and a small village.
You can go there by ferries from Livorno, or with the boat from San Vincenzo,during the period June – September.
www.acquavision.it

THE HAMLETS

CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI

Distance: 10 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

BOLGHERI

Distance: 15 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA

Distance: 15 minutes drive away from San Vincenzo

SUVERETO

Distance: 20 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

POPULONIA

Distance: 20 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

GOLFO DI BARATTI

Distance: 15 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

CASALE MARITTIMO

Distance: 25 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

SATURNIA

Distance: 1 hour and 40 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

SAN GIMIGNANO

Distance: 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA – CHIESA DELLA MADONNA DI VITALETA

Distance: 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

ABBAZIA DI SAN GALGANO

Distance: 1 hour drive from San Vincenzo

MASSA MARITTIMA

Distance: 35 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

BAGNO VIGNONI

Distance: 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

VOLTERRA

Distance: 50 minutes drive from San Vincenzo

Recommended places:
-Pinacoteca e Museo Civico di Volterra link www.comune.volterra.pi.it
-Museo Etrusco Guarnacci link www.comune.volterra.pi.it

THE CITIES

PISA

Distance from San Vincenzo
CAR 40 minutes, TRAIN 45 minutes

Recommended places:
-Palazzo Blu Art Gallery link: https://palazzoblu.it/
-La Certosa di Pisa link: https://www.msn.unipi.it/it/la-certosa/

LUCCA

Distance from San Vincenzo
CAR 1 hour
TRAIN 1 hour and 50 minutes

SIENA

Distance from San Vincenzo
CAR 1 hour and 35 minutes

FIRENZE

Distance from San Vincenzo
CAR 1 hour and 30 minutes
TRAIN: 2 hours

ROMA

Distance from San Vincenzo
CAR: 3 hours
TRAIN: 2 hours

Useful numbers

BIKE RENTALS

You can directly rent bikes from us, at the Residence Castel del Mare, 6 € per day.
Call me or write me via whatsapp to find out about the availability:
+39 3279286903.

CAR RENTAL

EUROPCAR
Viale Italia, 45 – 57023 Cecina (LI) – Tel. +39 0586 635742

SCOOTER RENTAL

RENTAL CECINA
Viale D. Pietri, 17 – 57023 Cecina (LI) –  www.rentalcecina.com – Tel: +39 0586 669008info@rentalcecina.it

BOAT RENTAL

SUD OVEST
SAN VINCENZO (LI) – www.sudovest.com

SUPERMARKETS

CONAD
SAN VINCENZO (LI)
Corso Italia 71

Open every day, continuously from Monday to Sunday, including public holidays. In Summer also open after dinner.
High quality supermarket with typical product (oil, wine, typical products) organic fruits and vegetables. Products for persons intolerant to gluten, to lactose, vegans and feeding infants, are available.

WEEKLY MARKET

SAN VINCENZO (LI)
Piazza Giovanni XXIII

Every saturday morning.

EVENTS

Events

Every week during your holiday I will inform you about the scheduled events in Tuscany; if you wish to be updated, these are 3 web sites dedicated to parties and events in Tuscany:

 

EVENTI A SAN VINCENZO
https://www.visitsanvincenzo.it/

SAI MICA DOVE:
http://www.saimicadove.it/

 EVENTS IN TUSCANY: 
http://www.eventiintoscana.it/

DISCOVER TUSCANY:   
http://www.discovertuscany.com/tuscany-events/

 

MY FAVORITE EVENTS

 

TEATRO DEL SILENZIO
Lajatico (PI)
INFO: Facebook: TEATRO DEL SILENZIO
TICKETS: http://citysoundmilano.com/it/teatro-del-silenzio/evento/

Dance, music and prose performances in a natural amphitheater surrounded by green trees and stone statues.

MERCANTIA
Piazza Boccaccio, Certaldo (FI)
www.mercantiacertaldo.it

An evocative celebration with world famous street artists, in the beautiful village of Certaldo.

 CALICI DI SAN LORENZO
Suvereto (LI)

Food and Wine tasting festival inside the village of Suvereto, 15 km from San Vincenzo.

INFO: www.comune.suvereto.li.it/archivio6_noti- zie-ed-eventi_12_797_0_1.html

FESTIVAL LA VERSILIANA

Versiliana – Pietrasanta – Viale Enrico Morin, 16, 55045 Pietrasanta LU

www.versilianafestival.it/eventi/

Music and Cultural events.

MONTERIGGIONI MEDIEVAL EVENT
Monteriggioni (SI)

www.monteriggionimedievale.com

MUSIC FESTIVAL
Marina di Castagneto Carducci

www.bolgherifestival.it