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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : All year
Piombino
Suvereto
Tour type : Small groups
Tour Details

Tour 8 days/ 7 nights

with daily excursions along the Etruscan Coast

The Etruscan Coast is a sweep of coastline characterized by lush nature and the strength of its colours, the beautiful, diverse beaches and the traces of a history that stretches back millennia. This was the Etruscans’ favourite coastal area, and the ancient civilization left behind endless traces of their time here that invite visitors to explore this fascinating and mysterious place. Along the coast is Populonia, their only city on the sea, nestled in the Baratti Gulf. The necropolis highlights the desires and secrets of this enigmatic population, home to a large number of artefacts. An ideal destination for lovers of open-air sports, the Etruscan Coast offers a considerable range of opportunities thanks to the numerous itineraries that can be explored on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike, as well as a crystal clear sea just a short distance from a dense pine grove and Mediterranean scrub.

The tour includes:

  • 7 night stay in Relais dei Molini (or similar) in bed & breakfast treatment
  • 5 days trekking with itineraries along the Etruscan coast
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance to Calidario Thermal Spring
  • Private minivan for transfers throughout the tour (during daily excursions)
  • Techincal assistance throughout the tour

The tour does not include:

  • Personal equipment
  • Lunch and dinner
  • City taxes
  • Transfer arrival/departure
  • Extra transfer for dinner locations
Itinerary

Day 1VIA DEI CAVALLEGGERI PIOMBINO

You walk suspended between sky and sea in the thick Mediterranean vegetation overlooking the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. The ancient Via dei Cavalleggeri was guarded by medieval « financiers » on concession from the Papal State to the Pisan Republic to exercise jurisdiction and control over this stretch of coastline. In reality, the cavalrymen also had an important health function and controlled the territory to prevent infectious diseases like cholera and typhus from the sea spread inland.
Level : Easy*
Time : 4 hours – Km 10
Location : Piombino

Day 2ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK SAN SILVESTRO

• Via dei Lanzi (1 hour): Itinerary of noteworthy landscape suggestions that develops in ring with departure and arrival at the Laverie di Valle Lanzi. The route passes through the medieval wells, the Medici interventions and the impressive plants of the English company Etruscan Mines.
• Via dei Manienti (45 minutes): This route leads to the Rocca di San Silvestro and starts from the bridge on the quarry road and ends at the bottom of the valley near a medieval mine.
Level : Easy*
Time : 3 hours – Km 7
Location : Campiglia Marittima

Day 3CALA VIOLINA

An itinerary with a sea view, which can be admired every time the wood and the Mediterranean scrub that shade most of the path open up. In addition to the surrounding vegetation it is possible to admire the beautiful beaches of Punta Ala, Cala Martina and Cala Violina. It is recommended to bring the costume to take a bath in these crystalline waters.
Level : Medium**
Time : 6 hours – Km 16
Location : Punta Ala Follonica

Day 4THE PATH OF MILLS

In ancient times there were 16 water mills active in the territory between Bolgheri and Castagneto. Grinding wheat and producing flour were indispensable activities for the local economy until the beginning of the 20th century. Today you can see the ruins of the Molino di Cima and the Molino di Mezzo while the Rotone is a carefully restored private house.In particular, the latter was a point of reference for the habitants of Castagneto Carducci.
Level : Medium**
Time : 5 hours – Km 13
Location : Castagneto Carducci

Day 5VAL DI CORNIA

This itinerary is a real journey in the Val di Cornia area. It offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment designed by nature and human hands: vineyards and olive groves, ancient quarries of Campiglia marble extraction, dense Mediterranean scrub and an unforgettable panorama that sweeps from the coast, the islands of the archipelago and the Monte Amiata. Basically it is a very pleasant ring that winds between Suvereto and Campiglia Marittima, two medieval villages that, alone, deserve a trip and a visit to be enjoyed at a slow pace.
Level : Hard***
Time : 7 hours – Km 18
Location : Suvereto

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