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Suvereto

19Feb

Suvereto is set on the slopes of the hills overlooking the sea and the Costa degli Etruschi in the green valley of the River Cornia, and is a true jewel, rich in history and art. The town displays an enchanting architectural harmony and its ancient walls enclose paved streets lined with stone houses, historical buildings, impressive churches, and shady cloisters. Thick cork, chestnut and oak woods, andMediterranean scrub grow down to the sea. The Wine Route winds its way through countryside rich with grapevines and centuries-old olive trees. The region is swarming with agricultural enterprises, oil mills, wineries, and farmholiday resorts where you can try local products and traditional dishes. Suvereto’s old traditions live on in ancient crafts passed down from generation to generation. Country trades and handicrafts are reminders of centuries of hard work and dedication.

Campiglia Marittima

19Feb

Situated on a hill overlooking the sea and the surrounding countryside, Campiglia Marittima is one of the loveliest old hill towns on the Costa degli Etruschi. Here in heart of the Val di Cornia where ancient traditions live on, remains bearing witness to the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval civilizations can be found.
The Costa degli Etruschi Wine Route – home of the prestigious Val di Cornia DOC wines – winds through olive groves, vineyards and Mediterranean scrub, where farms and producers of the excellent local extra-virgin olive oil and other delicious specialties can be found.
Inviting trails through the hills and woods can be enjoyed on foot or by bike.

Bolgheri

19Feb

Immortalized in the verses of Giosuè Carducci’s poem Davanti a San Guido: „I cipressi che a Bolgheri alti e schietti van da San Guido in duplice filar.“, this ancient village emanates a unique charm. A short distance from the sea, surrounded by countryside rich with vineyards and olive trees, the village is entered through a red brick castle, and is characterized by paved alleys and ancient stone palazzos adorned with geraniums.

Bibbona

19Feb

Set in an environment of rare beauty, Bibbona retains the fascination of an ancient medieval village surrounded by green woods and countryside. Bibbona was built on a low hill and was already known in ancient times before it became an Etruscan settlement. It still preserves the typical layout of an old inhabited fortress. In the old town, where characteristic narrow alleys run into little medieval squares, the lovely 11th century church of San Ilario with its unusual trapezium shape is of particular interest.