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CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA

CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA  Apri
Loc. CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
29 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Suvereto, San Vincenzo, Castagneto Carducci
  Brochure PDF
Campiglia Marittima is a town of 13,320 inhabitants in the province of Livorno. The name is attested for the first time in 1004 as Campillia and is derived from the Latin campus , field . In 1862 he was added to the specification maritime , meaning of the Maremma (in Latin Maritima ) . The country is one of the municipalities that are part of the district of Val di Cornia.Da many archaeological sites in the municipal area is known to have existed prior appropriations to the Middle Ages . The municipality already in Etruscan and Roman town thanks to the fact that the area is rich in minerals , evidence of this activity are seen at the foot of the country where now stands the church of Our Lady of Fucinaia and mining-archaeological park of New Year's Eve . Today one can visit the furnaces and mine shafts that the Etruscans exploited in search of metals. Have been identified traces of a village of huts VIII -IX , is in fact in the Middle Ages that the village takes shape. In the eleventh century we have the first evidence of written sources that speak of the urban settlement of Campillia even though it is definitely from the middle of the twelfth century, when the historical events influenced the town of Pisa , which we start talking more and more of the city. The first official document appointing Campiglia is in 1004 : it is the act of Conte Gherardo II Gherardesca that gives the monastery of St. Maria Serena , near Chiusdino , half of the castle of Campiglia with its territory and the church , along with shares of the nearby castles of Acquaviva , Biserno , and the castle of Monte Calvo ( the fortress now called New Year's Eve ) . Rocca San Silvestro , located on the slopes of Mount Calvi, was a fortified village , founded in the tenth or eleventh century by the family of the Gherardesca to control the mines of copper and lead and silver in the area, exploited since Etruscan times . The village retains a portion surrounded by high walls, with the manor house and a church , and the lower village , defended by another boundary stone walls and has production facilities ( mill, kilns) .

PORTOFERRAIO

PORTOFERRAIO  Apri
Loc. PORTOFERRAIO LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
8 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Campo nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Procchio
  Brochure PDF
Portoferraio, the pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago queen A journey full of Medici fortifications and beautiful beaches The capital and main port center, is located on the northeastern coast on a promontory that closes the bay to the north. Portoferraio is one of the oldest towns of the island, its origins date back to the Ligurians, the Etruscans and the Greeks, before becoming a Roman colony with the name of Fabricia. Portoferraio, as we can see today, was built for Cosimo I de 'Medici, who, after changing the name Cosmopolis, started in 1548, the great works of fortification. In 1814 it hosted the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte. Other places of historical and cultural interest are the Romanesque Church of St. Stefano to Trane, the Fortress of Altura Etruscan Castiglione, the house of the Mills, the Napoleonic Museum of San Martino, the first visitors to the Province of Livorno in Tuscany and the second after the Uffizi Gallery, the International Center of Art Italo Bolano , the Art Gallery and the Botanical Garden Foresiana Brass. In the town of Portoferraio there are the Terme di San Giovanni. They are part of the municipality of the town of Portoferraio S. John, Schiopparello, Warehouses, Brass, Carpani, Bagnaia, S. Martin, Biodola, Tendril and the island of Monte Cristo. Fortification - The Medici fortifications were built by the architect Giovanni Battista Bellucci. In one year, from 1548 to 1549, he built a strong consisting of three (Falcone, Stella, Linguella) connected by solid and powerful walls. In the old harbor area through the Gate to Earth, you can visit the Forte Falcone, Forte Stella and Forte Linguella following, when possible, the walkways that connect them. Roman Villa - The remains of a Roman villa of the imperial era are just a few kilometers from Portoferraio, in the direction Bagnaia, in the area called The Caves. These were covered by brambles until 1960 when excavations brought to light the large complex with walls in opus reticulatum, large terraces overlooking the sea and a swimming pool equipped with a heating tem and water purification. Beaches - East Bagnaia (sand and gravel), Warehouses (gravel), Brass (sand and gravel), Schiopparello (gravel). To the west: Acquaviva (gravel), Biodola (sand), Capo Bianco (gravel), Enfola (sand, gravel), Oven (sand), The Gravel (ovoid pebbles), Padulella (gravel), Scaglieri (sand), Seccione (gravel ), The Views (sand and gravel), Tendril (sand and gravel).

TORRE DELLA LINGUELLA

TORRE DELLA LINGUELLA  Apri
Loc. CALATA BUCCARI, 10, PORTOFERRAIO LI, ITALIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
9 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 0 mt. a.s.l.  Area Campo nell'Elba, Capoliveri, Procchio
The tower Linguella, also known as Martello tower is a tower located in Portoferraio, Elba island. Its location is at the northern end of the bay. The fortified structure was built in the early sixteenth century in the place where stood the remains of an earlier building dating back to Roman times. Its construction was commissioned by the Medici to have a more defensive structure to protect the port of Portoferraio, which, however, was used in promiscuous mode also being used as a warehouse for the storage of salt. The tower continued to perform the functions of both the visibility that the warehouse until the second half of the eighteenth century, a time when the grand house of Lorraine decided its disposal and the subsequent transformation in prison, remained in office until the opening of the late nineteenth century largest prison in the fort Longone of Porto Azzurro. An inmate of the famous tower was the anarchist Giovanni Passannante, assassin of King Umberto I, who lived in the building for 10 years, in inhumane conditions that debilitarono physically and mentally. For this reason, the structure was called at the time Passannante tower, a name still used today. Having underwent a period of decline following its final closure, the tower has been restored to its former glory thanks to a careful restoration work carried out in the late seventies of the last century. The tower Linguella has a characteristic octagonal, with a crease that is articulated in the lower part by defining the underlying basement, that six of the eight sides rests directly on the rocky shore of the sea. The top of the tower-like structure is much more prominent than the lower one, culminating in the summit with some strong brackets that surround the terrace originally used for the functions of the sighting, the center of which is a small, circular base is not visible from 'exterior of the complex. The walls appear almost entirely covered in bricks, with sections of the surrounding curtain walls in stone, who bear the northwestern corner of the tower, going to define an outer rampart structure with a sloping base, which in the past gave a further security element to the whole complex. In modern times, the Navy has installed a lighthouse on the western corner of the walls of the tower. Infrastructure, originally electrically powered, has recently been equipped with a solar panel. It is a beacon light rhythm, equipped with a 60 W lamp for night illumination of the airport area of Portoferraio.

PARETI

PARETI  Apri
Loc. CAPOLIVERI - TOSCANA  Navigatore
14 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 16 mt. a.s.l.  Area Campo nell'Elba, Portoferraio, Procchio
Located between the beach and the dell'Innamorata Morcone, Walls is completely surrounded by the Mediterranean which are associated with pines, eucalyptus trees, prickly pears, palm trees and agaves, along with other nearby coves is a real peace beach and nature . The beach is easily accessible along the road that joins the center of Capoliveri which is about 3 km away, is rather more difficult to find parking for the car, unless you are a guest of one of the tourist facilities, there is only the 'Alternatively, leave the vehicle on the roadside.

ACQUABONA ELBA

ACQUABONA ELBA  Apri
Loc. ACQUABONA - CASA ROSSA, PORTOFERRAIO, LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
10 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 33 mt. a.s.l.  Area Capoliveri, Campo nell'Elba, Procchio
The Golf Club is located on dell'Acquabona ' Elba in Tuscany Italy : and ' a very hilly panoramic view half ' way between Portoferraio and Porto Azzurro, near' the crossroads of Lacona , in the magnificent natural environment that ' Elba Island offers its visitors . The path and ' consists of nine hole course with double tees and measures 5,144 yards with a par of 68. Among the holes more' interesting there 'the number 2 , a par 3 of 197 meters , downhill and always with a cross wind . The out of bounds on the right up to 40 yards from the green and on the back , consists of the road. There are four bunkers to stop the low and toppate.Difficile hole number 8: dogleg right , uphill, against the wind, with out of bounds on the right side and three rows of eucalyptus trees that prevent the recovery of shots. The green and ' gently sloping , relatively narrow, protected at the front by three large bunkers . A fourth bunker ' on the right of the green : very penalizing the shot to the green for who hits the right edge as it is likely out of bounds . The whole course winds through forests of oak , pine and eucalyptus trees. The scents in the air , the silence , the birds in the Natural Park of the Elbe , the view extends to the inland bays and the view from Elba are the setting for a game that looks interesting and challenging at the same time .

GOLFO DI BARATTI E PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO

GOLFO DI BARATTI E PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO  Apri
Loc. BARATTI, LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
25 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: -6 mt. a.s.l.  Area Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, Suvereto
The Gulf of Baratti, Buca delle Fate , Long Beach and Cala those of Moorish , Perelli and Torre Mozza , are just some of the features of this coast , is famous for its pristine beauty and charm that distinguishes them. Sandy beaches and rocky coves stretch over more than 30 km, surrounded by a rich vegetation and fragrant. The seabed is rich in flora and fauna so beautiful, to be called fans from around the world. Walking along the shore of the Gulf of Baratti eyes run towards the hill , the green of the Mediterranean, it allow the remains of Populonia. The Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia is a veritable outdoor museum of Etruscan civilization. In the necropolis of San Cerbone are tombs of various periods (VII -V century BC.) : From burial mounds , such as the Tomb of Bronzes of the Offeror , located right next to the beach. A traveler of the early 900 would not have been able to observe these monuments , since the whole area was buried by iron slag produced by the furnaces in which Etruscan and Roman worked hematite , iron ore from the island of Elba. Even today, along the Via del Ferro, you can see the buildings for refining the ore. If you want to enjoy the view of the wide crescent-shaped bay of the Gulf of Baratti up along the wooded path of Via delle Cave up to the Belvedere . Going down to the sea you will discover the Necropolis of the Caves : here , around the fourth century BC, were excavated in the soft limestone chamber tombs , on several floors and accessible by staircases cut into the rock also . The whole area of the Necropolis of the Caves was also affected by intense quarry for the extraction of stone , in different periods of the history of Populonia, has served to build the main monuments of the city. Since the summer of 2007, the park will include the summit of the acropolis and the medieval monastery of San Quirico , with a further tem of trails that allow you to have a global view of the ancient city and its region . A piece to complete the puzzle : most of the objects found in the Populonia are exhibited at the Museum of the Territory of Populonia, Piombino (LI) , and the two wagons of the funeral of the Tomb of the Chariots are kept in the National Archaeological Museum Florence.

DONORATICO E IL SUO CASTELLO

DONORATICO E IL SUO CASTELLO  Apri
Loc. DONORATICO LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
39 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 25 mt. a.s.l.  Area Bibbona, San Vincenzo, Campiglia Marittima
  Brochure PDF
On the Aurelia highway historical street built in Roman times , the town is lively area full of shops and accommodations . Halfway between Castagneto and its marina, owes its name to the medieval castle , whose ruins and the tower , which you can visit , stand near the village . Lively and full of craft and commercial activities , Donoratico is also a center for the construction of racing boats and pleasure craft. In Donoratico you can buy local products : wine, olive oil, vegetables , fish and meat , the characteristic fresh pasta , stuffed with vegetables and cheese. Among the hills , countryside, woods and pine forests , down to the sea , the possibilities for hiking and walking are numerous. To note some routes of particular interest, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback , such as those who travel the way Bolgherese and the cypress alley or walk, 3 km along the beach of Marina di Castagneto . The Castle was built by the family of Donoratico Gherardesca , which in the twelfth century made it her abode privileged . However, the design has more ancient origins and at first , even before the tenth century , consisted of setting of the Monastery of St. Columba

POPULONIA E AREA ARCHEOLOGICA

POPULONIA E AREA ARCHEOLOGICA  Apri
Loc. POPULONIA LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
16 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 165 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Vincenzo, Campiglia Marittima, Suvereto
Populonia ( an hour's drive south of Pisa ) is located at the northern end of the promontory of Piombino , privileged boarding for Elba Island. What is the special place we realize it before parking the car : on the left of the one small road that crosses the bay are some of the most beautiful Etruscan tombs of Tuscany : several sarcophagi and stone buildings from ' elegant shape in hut or mound , punctuating the soft surrounding countryside. The tombs , now part of a large archaeological park (about 80 ha. Using three different learning paths ) , came to light at the beginning of the 900 as a result of a large excavation carried out by mechanical means from an industry used to manufacture iron : we had noticed that the soil around the gulf was extremely rich in ferrous scrap , and it was decided to exploit them. Under ten meters of debris was discovered necropolis and then, some years later, on the hill west of the gulf , the acropolis of Populonia (in Etruscan Fufluna by Fufluns , god of agriculture ) . Populonia was the last city of the Dodecapoli Etruscan to be built , only one of all to look out over the sea. Between the eighth and fifth centuries BC , Populonia had the monopoly of the trade of iron ( and its derivatives ) in the Mediterranean. The ore came mainly from the island of Elba but he began to import it on the mainland when the island now ( not surprisingly called The Smoky by Pliny the Elder) had no more trees to fuel the furnaces . So he said to start production in the Gulf of Baratti. Over the centuries , the oldest cemetery of the place was abandoned and literally submerged under thousands of tons of scraps, unused by the Etruscans who obviously did not have high temperature furnaces . To the right of the road is the beach : about two feet lower than the level of the roadway, the sand is a dark red , bright against the sun , which enhances ferrous scrap ; crop up here and there large boulders semicombusti , this is clearly remains rudimentary furnaces Etruscans. We also know that the beach is the result of centuries of erosion of the Gulf Coast

SAN VINCENZO

SAN VINCENZO  Apri
Loc. SAN VINCENZO LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
30 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, Suvereto
St. Vincent, relaxation between good food and crystal clear beaches ideal stopping point for those seeking wellness and sports. Clear and fine sand beaches stretch along a cobalt sea . The pine forest , jutting out into the sea, it is dense and shady , full of trails for walking , cycling and horse riding . St. Vincent, the City who got the coveted environmental certification EMAS and ISO 14001 and for many years the Blue Flag of the European , combines the natural beauty of the comforts of a welcoming and hospitable, making it an international tourist destination , where to live , everything year , peaceful and relaxing holidays . Inhabited in ancient times , then Etruscan and Roman settlement , now St. Vincent is a modern and efficient , plenty of accommodation and sporting facilities and a well-equipped marina. A must for gourmets around the world San Vincenzo is , in its restaurants , a top-class cuisine , accompanied by excellent wines from the Wine Road of the Etruscan Coast. The Rimigliano Park , beautiful natural surroundings, the nearby medieval villages , the Etruscan remains of Baratti and Campiglia and the spa Venturina , makes San Vincenzo the ideal starting point for tours and excursions in the Etruscan Coast. The sea - is a crystal clear sea that bathes San Vincenzo , edged by a thick pine wood, lush Mediterranean vegetation . The beautiful beach of fine, golden sand , stretches for many kilometers and is home to beaches, alternating with long stretches of sandy beach equipped with Blue Points , where you can make use of services and assistance. Dot the coast, together with the old Tower of San Vincenzo , evocative fortifications and lookout lookouts , once used to defend the coast from pirate attacks . The air is clear and a light breeze favors the practice of numerous water sports. The harbor of San Vincenzo , ancient port of call for business, large and well-equipped landing today , is currently being expanded to provide greater capacity and services more modern and quality to recreational boating . The Blue Flag of the European , which recognizes the bathing water and marine environmental services, is an important recognition that for years confirms the quality of the tourism of San Vincenzo.

CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI

CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI  Apri
Loc. CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
38 Km from GINEVRA
  Area San Vincenzo, Campiglia Marittima, Bibbona
Rolling hills , the countryside crossed by the Wine Route , shady pine forests and wide beaches lapped by crystal clear In the heart of the Etruscan Coast , Castagneto Carducci, a beautiful corner of Tuscany , is repeatedly rewarded with numerous Italian and international awards for its extraordinary beauty. The story lives on in the medieval villages and the hospitality offered in farms, in hotels and camping is warm and comfortable . Here is the wildlife oasis of Bolgheri, charming , and great naturalistic importance . Along the Wine Road products are some of the most popular wines in the world and in the surrounding countryside , extra virgin olive oil , quality . The climate is mild and temperate , allows you to enjoy your holiday and various sports throughout the year . Cultural events, folk and spectacular animate the calmness of this earth. Set on a hilltop , overlooking the surrounding countryside and the sea , this charming medieval town , is built around the Castle of Della Gherardesca, built around the ' year 1000 . The country has paved lanes , natural terraces overlooking the sea and the countryside, square, ancient craft shops, trattorias. There are important historical , example of which are the Praetorian Palace , the Town Hall, and the churches of San Lorenzo and SS . Croficisso (for the wooden crucifix of the XV century in the church) . The district, which was originally called Castagneto Maritime , he changed his name at the beginning of the twentieth century , in honor of the great poet Giosue' Carducci , who spent most of his life . The house where he lived Carducci , now houses a museum full of testimonies.

SPIAGGIA DI CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI

SPIAGGIA DI CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI  Apri
Loc. CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI LI, ITALIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
35 Km from GINEVRA
  Area San Vincenzo, Bibbona, Campiglia Marittima
A thick pine forest and a rich Mediterranean vegetation push themselves to the wide sandy beach of Marina di Castagneto, for many years one of the most award-winning Italian places with major awards at the quality of sea water, environment and hospitality as the Flag FEE Blue and the sails of Legambiente. The beach, where there is an old military fort of the Renaissance, that once guarded the coast from pirate attacks, is full of bathing and equipped Blue Points, long stretches of beach where they are guaranteed service and assistance. Hotels, hostels and camping make for a comfortable stay, marked by contact with nature and the possibility to practice many sports. The climate is mild and temperate, allows you to enjoy your holiday all year round. One of the biggest games and fun parks of Tuscany, the Cavallino Matto, cheers, with its attractions are fun for children and adults.

LE SPIAGGE DELL'ELBA

LE SPIAGGE DELL'ELBA  Apri
Loc. ELBA, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
16 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Campo nell'Elba, Procchio, Marciana
A dip in the beaches on Elba Island Golden sand beaches and soft or white stones that illuminate the water , bays overhanging cliffs that plunge into the blue , sandy brown iron light reflected from the sea . The beaches on Elba Island are treasures to be discovered: all different from one another , shared only with a breathtaking sea and a back full of fish for snorkeling enthusiasts . In the area of Portoferraio do not miss the beach Biodola : fine and soft sand , shallow waters , equipped for tourism. Nearby, there are also beaches Capobianco , Sottobomba and Samson, with a gravelly bottom , less frequented . Not too far from Biodola , near Portoferraio, is the beach of Pauline . It ' a lovely little bay with gravel in front of a large rock within swimming . According to legend, Napoleon's sister , Pauline Bonaparte , loved to sunbathe right on this beach, sheltered by a pine forest overlooking the sea . In the area of Porto Azzurro are very nice beaches as well as the Barbarossa Terranera lake , with its characteristic yellow waters , born from the filling of an old iron mine . Even Rio Marina was one of the mining areas and in fact, here lies the picturesque beach of Topinetti , pebble and black sand due to the presence of minerals such as iron. Do not miss the nearby Cable Beach , the northernmost island. On the north side is instead Marciana Marina , a charming fishing town . Do not miss the beach of Phoenicia characterized by large gravel bottoms smoothed by the sea . This is also one of the most hidden coves and spectacular island spreader , also called The Souls. To reach it you must descend along the cliff overhanging the scale but you are rewarded with a turquoise sea and rocks by rocks of dark and light . In Marina di Campo are the most famous places , such as beach pebbles of Cabbages and nearby Lacona two jewels in their respective bays, always crowded in summer. The sand of granite origin , is of golden color. Do not miss the large, sandy beach of Lacona. Capoliveri is the area of mineiere iron magnet of the mountains and Ginevro .

MARINA DI BIBBONA

MARINA DI BIBBONA  Apri
Loc. BIBBONA LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
43 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Cecina, Castagneto Carducci, Montescudaio
One of the most attractive tourist resorts of the Etruscan Coast Around the Fort of 700, built on the sea to defend the area against pirates , arose and developed one of the most attractive tourist resorts of the Etruscan Coast : Bibbona . The long and wide sandy beach , sculpted by sand dunes and Mediterranean scrub tombolos , forms the boundary between the sea and a beautiful thick pine and juniper trees . The Blue Points , long stretches of beach facilities , alternate with the resorts . Sport, fun and relaxation are the ingredients for a holiday to suit every need. Accommodation is varied and hotels, guesthouses , apartments, campsites and residences , offering a friendly welcome and efficient . In the restaurants you can enjoy excellent cuisine based on fish. A Bibbona , lapped by a crystal clear sea, a thick pine forest stretches on the beach , inviting , all -weather, long walks on foot, by bicycle, on horseback . II of the Macchia Magona , beautifully preserved natural environment explored by an embroidery of marked paths and trails , is home to all kinds of Mediterranean vegetation and biogenetic Oasis . In the countryside , full of olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees , cozy farmhouse holiday resorts offer their hospitality. The fruits of nature and a highly developed agriculture are at the base of a kitchen full of flavor. The Wine Road of the Etruscan Coast , which runs through Bibbona , is a charming itinerary, along which to discover the fine wine DOC in the area.

CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA

CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA  Apri
Loc. CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
42 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Marina di Grosseto, Scarlino, Grosseto
Between the blue sea and the green of the hills is gathered Castiglione. The town is a popular seaside resort and facilities , famous in the tourist Italian and international , for its beautiful beaches and rich pine forests that continue to Marina di Grosseto with the beautiful Pineta del Bolster. Perched on a spur of Mount Petriccio , spread the ancient medieval village enclosed by a formidable wall with towers , gates and a castle of the fifteenth century .. Originally east of the country extended the ancient lake Prile , Etruscan possession later became Portus Traianus under the Romans . Over the centuries , the lake dried up and went the vast swamp that formed was healed by the great work of restoring the Grand Duke Leopold . Of that vast area today remains the natural reserve of Diaccia Botrona , considered the most significant wetland in Italy and recognized as an area of international importance for rare ecotem . The town is an ancient fishing village, as handed down the name of the Pescaia , and the picturesque port - channel are placed pleasure boats of all kinds , and every evening the fishing boats dock with their cargo flickering . Widespread is the green lung that surrounds it, where mingle the animal component , characterized by an ' interesting and spectacular bird life , and that a more diverse flora . Within its territory, it is also possible to take walks , horse or bike along paved roads or trails that lead into the undergrowth of moss and pine needles . The sea is uncontaminated and the long beaches of fine sand and clear stretch to the edge of the pine forest. There the visitor can find everything you want to practice sailing sports or enjoy a bathing life intense , full of countless opportunities for recreation and entertainment , but you can also find plenty of space to contemplate the coast where unspoiled nature away from the noise and the ' crowding of the bathing establishments.

SANTUARI ED EREMI DELL'ELBA

SANTUARI ED EREMI DELL'ELBA  Apri
Loc. MARCIANA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
21 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Procchio, Campo nell'Elba, Portoferraio
Disappeared Roman rule, the western Mediterranean back insecure; cities on the coast, unless they are fortified, are attacked more frequently. Even on the island of Elba, entire countries are moving in the most mountainous, difficult to reach and siege, and reduces significantly the number of inhabitants. In the most secluded spots, are born small and very small community of monks, even individual hermits, called hermitages; often they are places of great scenic beauty, where it's easy to rediscover the peace and serenity that these holy men were found. In the Counter, between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, some of these places became shrines dedicated to the worship of the Madonna, with the buildings are very simple, but very suggestive. The medieval Shrine of Our Lady of Mount near Marciana, hidden in a fresh forest of chestnut trees, was built with large blocks of granite between the thirteenth and fourteenth century. and rebuilt in the sixteenth century, a Madonna of the fifteenth century. painted on granite, while some figures present the apse are referred to Sodom. The bell tower is of the twentieth century in an eclectic style and on the road leading to the shrine there are the chapels of a Via Crucis. In the adjacent hermitage, which was home to St. Paul of the Cross, also briefly stayed Napoleon. The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in Lacona, of the sixteenth century, with a Latin cross plan, dome covered in scales and oriental elements in the spire of the tower, according to legend, was inhabited by the ancient hermits in the wake of Mamiliano, who had moved on ' Island of Montecristo after the fifth century. The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Lacona, built in the sixteenth century on a pre-Romanesque structure has been altered several times between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. The the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat, with a simple plastered dome, was built in 1606 at the behest of the governor of Longone Jose' Pons y Leon to remember the eponymous shrine of Catalonia. Inside is a Black Madonna, similar to the one in Spain. The church is open every year on the occasion of the celebrations on 8 September and 8 April. The Sanctuary of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, perhaps of the sixteenth century also used as a hermitage, it is a center for European artists and a botanical garden.

WWF: OASI PADULE ORTI-BOTTAGONE

WWF: OASI PADULE ORTI-BOTTAGONE  Apri
Loc. PIOMBINO LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
15 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 1 mt. a.s.l.  Area Campiglia Marittima, San Vincenzo, Suvereto
  Brochure PDF
Provincial Nature Reserve Quest 'WWF is a valuable record of past extensive marshes of the lower Val di Cornia, disappeared as a result of land reclamation. The Oasis is located within the municipality of Piombino (Li). The area of the oasis is 126 acres, and is the provincial nature reserve. In flat coastal area, surrounded by plants and industrial facilities, the salt marsh of the Gardens and the freshwater Bottagone form, together, a true oasis of biodiversity, which provides suitable habitats for many plant and animal species, in particular for many species of birds. environment Relict coastal marsh wetlands consists of two contiguous but idrobiologicamente very different: the salt marsh of the Gardens, which predominates in the Salicornia, along all'alimione, and freshwater swamp of Bottagone, a dense reed interspersed with clear and flooded meadows .

PIOMBINO

PIOMBINO  Apri
Loc. PIOMBINO - TOSCANA  Navigatore
12 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Campiglia Marittima, San Vincenzo, Portoferraio
Jutting into the sea, on a promontory facing the islands of the Tuscan archipelago , rich in history and natural environment preserved and protected , Piombino , the Etruscan Coast , one of the places to which to discover the charm and beauty. Etruscan homeland , which preserves the traces in the Archaeological Park of Baratti - Populonia ancient port of Falesia, then Lordship and Principality with the Appiani , ruled in early 800 by Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon's sister, Piombino preserves many historical and artistic Middle Ages and Renaissance . In the old town , protected in part by a splendid city walls , there are many significant monuments such as the Tower, the Revellino , the ancient churches , the sources of the Navy, where he used to supply ships and the fourteenth-century House of mullioned windows . It dates back to 1800, the New Palace, inside the fortified citadel designed with the help of Leonardo da Vinci, and the Archaeological Museum of the Territory of Populonia main exhibition center of the tem of Parks of Val di Cornia , which houses more than 2,000 artifacts from the prehistoric era , Etruscan and Roman . Cobbled streets lead to the imposing headquarters of the Castle Museum, the splendid building which was originally built in 1200 . From Piazza Bovio, which overlooks the Palace Appiani look hugs the coast and the islands of the Archipelago. Piombino is also equipped port and an important stopover for boaters and for those who travel to the islands. On the east coast there are several landings interior river water . The beautiful Gulf of Salivoli overlooks a brand new marina, ideal shelter for all kinds of boats. The Marine Biology Centre has a Mediterranean Aquarium . Riotorto and Vignale are two small towns located in an enchanting position between the hills and the coast , full of endless white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters and fine .

SPARTAIA

SPARTAIA  Apri
Loc. PROCCHIO LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
17 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 2 mt. a.s.l.  Area Campo nell'Elba, Marciana, Portoferraio
Beautiful beach in fine sand, sheltered within a small bay. Unfortunately much of it is under concession to the hotels that are situated behind it: the free space is so limited. If we add that it is busy you can understand the difficulty in finding the place. It offers all the services. The name is derived from plants of esparto, presence typical of the beaches with a sandy background. In the nearby tip Agnone the Romans mined the cipolin, a variety much appreciated at the time. Just outside the center of Portoferraio, in the direction of Marciana Marina, comes off a well-marked deviation to the right and asphalt, which in a few hundred meters to the inlet port.

SUVERETO

SUVERETO  Apri
Loc. SUVERETO LI, ITALIA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
33 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, San Vincenzo
It derives its name from the gnarled trees , as intricate carvings and furrowed by wrinkles of time, which in the past covered the landscape around the village and you can still admire , we are in Suvereto , which means ' forest of cork oaks ' , a charming Tuscan village of about three thousand inhabitants , in the province of Livorno. Nestled in the heart of the Val di Cornia , the village is the birthplace of many important wineries, is part of the ' City of Wine ' and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy . The moment of greatest splendor , for this great little family that settled in the Maremma , was the thirteenth century later , in bloody wars and battles lightning , epidemics and famine, the country has experienced a period of darkness that threatened to cancel the citadel almost completely , especially in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries . For nearly two centuries the local reality is stuck , immobile, and between buildings Suvereto you do not see evidence of that dark period : next to the medieval palace , austere and fascinating at the same time , there are the buildings of the modern age . It dates back to the early years of the thirteenth century , for example, the Town Hall, in spite of its current appearance is the result of rearrangements that have occurred for centuries , changing the original shape. Dominating the building there is an old tower, known in the past ' bell ' and now ' watch ' because it was rung to call the elders of the village at the meeting. Above the entrance staircase there is a beautiful loggia called ' judges' loggia ' , which emit judgments and decisions were more important for citizenship. In the highest part of the village stands instead of the Fortress; cited in official documents before the year one thousand, today consists of three parts juxtaposed : the ruins of the old tower , dating back to 1164, four storeys with attics and the vestiges of a boundary wall partially lost. Various changes have been made over the centuries : in the late seventeenth century , since it was no longer as defensive military structure , the fortress focused in a state of disrepair , but was later restored until it assumed its present appearance . To see, including religious buildings , the convent of San Francesco, built at the end of the thirteenth century and of fundamental importance to the community of that time , until the Napoleonic suppression of 1808 , when it was gradually converted to civilian use . Today it remains a beautiful cloister , consisting of an open gallery with round arches , and the church of the Crucifix, adjacent to the cloister of San Francesco and built in the sixteenth century. The Crucifix is that it houses a precious wooden work in 1420 , attributed to Domenico Choirs . Particularly elderly inhabitant of Suvereto is the church of San Giusto , documented since 900 but dating in its present form , in 1189, as indicated by the ' signature ' architects Barone Amico and Bono Kicks , scratched in the left transept . Valuable portal , in Romanesque style, with the bezel and the lintel decorated .

WWF: OASI PADULE DI BOLGHERI

WWF: OASI PADULE DI BOLGHERI  Apri
Loc. CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI LIVORNO, ITALY - TOSCANA  Navigatore
38 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 161 mt. a.s.l.  Area San Vincenzo, Campiglia Marittima, Bibbona
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Tuscan coastal area with cultivated land, uncultivated , wet meadows , forest flooded leaved ash ponds for about 150 acres , coastal dunes and beach . The Oasis is located in the town of Castagneto Carducci ( LI). The area of 513 hectares, is a splendid example of original environment of the upper Maremma , made up of hydric wood , ponds , pine forest, flooded meadows . Bolgheri was the first private protected area in Italy since 1959 , on the initiative of the Marquis Engraved Mario Rocchetta , owner of the area , is a valuable wildlife refuge for many species of animals environment A rare example of original environment of the Tuscan coast with cultivated land, uncultivated , wet meadows , flooded Ash leaved forest , ponds for about 150 acres , coastal dunes and beach . Flora and fauna Among the plants are leaved ash , elm , juniper , juniper , tamarisk , blackthorn , hawthorn, oak, holm oak, pine, reed , Scirpo , reeds , marsh , sea lily , sea holly sea , soldanella . Among the birds in winter are : mallard, wigeon, shoveler , pintail, gadwall , teal . Important the presence of wild goose, lapwing , cranes, peregrine falcon, dove, snipe , bittern , cattle egret , great egret , owl , marsh harrier and sea eagle, as well as numerous wood pigeons . In spring: black-tailed godwit , fighter, gossip , Greenshank , Spotted Redshank , knight of Italy. Among the herons : purple heron, egret and bittern ; passerines mouse , swallow, redstart . Breeding : Little Grebe , knight of Italy, Coot , Water Rail , tawny owl, lesser spotted woodpecker , green woodpecker , stiff neck, cuckoo, biking, hawk , golden oriole, roller, reed warbler , reed warbler , Pendolino .

CALA VIOLINA

CALA VIOLINA  Apri
Loc. SCARLINO - TOSCANA  Navigatore
31 Km from GINEVRA
  Area Castiglione della Pescaia, Piombino, Marina di Grosseto
Cala Violina is a picturesque cove of the Maremma in the town of Scarborough which opens in the heart of the Natural Reserve of the Preserves of Scarborough. The cove, not very wide, is enclosed between two headlands and is characterized by white sand and a sea very transparent. The feature that makes it unique is that the beach emits sounds when trampled by those running through it, in the absence of sound sources of relief; This effect is noticeable in the low season, given the great crowding the place on weekends and during the summer season. This should not discourage the more curious because the place, well exposed and protected from cold north winds, you can spend hours in the sun even in winter. Can not be reached by private vehicles. During the summer there is a bike hire service.

ISOLA DI PIANOSA

ISOLA DI PIANOSA  Apri
Loc. CAMPO NELL'ELBA - TOSCANA  Navigatore
42 Km from GINEVRA
Altitude: 19 mt. a.s.l.  Area Marciana, Campo nell'Elba, Procchio
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Medium-sized ( 10.3 km ) compared to the other islands of the archipelago, is located about 13 km south- west of the island, which is connected during the tourist season, with regular ferry services . Included in the province of Livorno and administered by the municipality of Campo Elba, Pianosa, as the name suggests , is the only island in the archipelago altogether devoid of hills and flat ( the highest point reaches 29 meters ) . The island is roughly triangular shape , intervening stretches of rocky coastline stretches of sandy beaches , the main one of which is Cala San Giovanni ( or Cala Giovanna ) , a picturesque white sand beach where you can see also the ruins of a Roman villa . Its territory is part of a stain and partly planted with vines and olive trees . Until recently, it was thought Pianosa talking to a sad place of punishment , a flat earth and windy which did not reach even the echoes of joy holiday while the nearby islands of the Archipelago. But since 1999 , the island is no longer based prison and the Municipality of Campo Elba, in consultation with the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago , has developed a project that will combine environmental protection with the use of a territory that is worth to discover . Just having been for many years the only home of the penitentiary , has meant that Pianosa remain intact. It boasts a unique natural environment , in which the sea , full of life , expresses all the beauty , something so rare in other parts of the Mediterranean . But Pianosa is not only nature : its reality is also made of the numerous traces of human settlements that have lived since prehistoric times : a necropolis of the Copper Age , the Roman Villa , the early Christian catacombs , and, of course , in all the buildings of later periods. Today, the island is visited daily by a group a limited number of tourists , with the ability to pause a day to enjoy the sea and nature, but also to visit the remains of historical architecture , accompanied by qualified guides .

Excursions and attractions in TOSCANA close to RIO MARINA Portoferraio Piombino Capoliveri: 'CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA'   'PORTOFERRAIO'   'TORRE DELLA LINGUELLA'   'PARETI'   'ACQUABONA ELBA'   'GOLFO DI BARATTI E PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO'   'DONORATICO E IL SUO CASTELLO'   'POPULONIA E AREA ARCHEOLOGICA'   'SAN VINCENZO'   'CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI'   'SPIAGGIA DI CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI'   'LE SPIAGGE DELL'ELBA'   'MARINA DI BIBBONA'   'CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA'   'SANTUARI ED EREMI DELL'ELBA'   'WWF: OASI PADULE ORTI-BOTTAGONE'   'PIOMBINO'   'SPARTAIA'   'SUVERETO'   'WWF: OASI PADULE DI BOLGHERI'   'CALA VIOLINA'   'ISOLA DI PIANOSA'  

TOSCANA


Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its landscape, artistic heritage and important cities, first of all Florence, make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of world tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless. You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuane Alps and in several protected areas, like Orbetello lagoon, which houses many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets. However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropolis and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories of the Roman Age. Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defence tems, rural churches (the so-called 'pievi') and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant'Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma. Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatment. The provinces of the region are: Florence (regional capital), Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.