San Vincenzo and the surrounding area
Discover the area
Jewel of the Tuscan coast, San Vincenzo is a town nestled between the sea and the hills. Thanks to the riches of the area it represents a landmark for quality tourism.
Thanks to its favorable position on the Tuscan coast, San Vincenzo enjoys a perfect climate all year long, breezy in the summer, mild in the winter making it an ideal destination for those that love seaside vacations.
There are more than 15 km of sandy beaches where you can find enjoyment and relaxation.
Official Recognitions for San Vincenzo
BLUE FLAG / BANDIERA BLU
The Blue Flag is a certification awarded to local European coasts that satisfy quality criteria related to the quality of the bathing water and to the services, with particular attention to the environment and cleanliness.
GREEN FLAG / BANDIERA VERDE
Awarded by a group of Italian pediatricians this recognition is dedicated to the beaches that besides satisfying precise criteria for cleanliness, swimming and safety of the area, they also have services that make them suitable for children’s swimming.
Among the main requirements to receive a Green Flag:
- Presence of certified safety personnel
- Presence of places dedicated to the care and personal hygiene of babies and small children
- Presence of play areas
- Clear water that is not deep
- Sandy beach
LILLAC FLAG / BANDIERA LILLA
Awarded to the towns that are distinguished for increased accessibility and for the removal of architectural barriers.
San Vincenzo is therefore confirmed to be one of the best Italian tourist spots for families.
Not just the sea
An entire territory to discover
Thanks to the historical and cultural background of the area, the tourist that decides to spend a holiday in San Vincenzo will be able to find a wide range of destinations to visit, special places that over time we have chosen and gathered for you.
What follows is a guide suitable for everyone, families, couples, groups of friends of all ages, personally written by us.
The best that the Tuscan Coast can offer for your special moments.
10 Museums and Archaeological Sites
14 Services and Useful Numbers
1 Our Beaches
Rimigliano Costal Park / Parco costiero di Rimigliano
A well-known and popular destination for sea lovers, the Rimigliano Coastal Park is found in the southern part of the municipality of San Vincenzo and offers more than 6 km of coast, a sandy beach featuring a protected dune system.
It embodies the beaches of the Tuscan Coast, it is enhanced with pine and live oak forests with umbrella-like foliage and Mediterranean scrub, sculpted by the always present sea breeze that relieves the summer heat. The panorama is the blue sea and the Tuscan Archipelago. Ideal for those seeking relaxation and complete enjoyment immersed in nature, the beach in the Rimigliano Coastal Park is easily reached. The beach is also equipped with bathroom facilities located in specific points and it is possible to find marked paths and interesting descriptions about the area, its history and the species that inhabit it.
The beach between San Vincenzo and Marina du Castagneto
North of the tourist port of San Vincenzo, there is a beautiful coastal area that connects the two towns, San Vincenzo and Castagneto Carducci. There are both free and equipped beaches in this area.
After the last bathing establishment on the north side, “La Conchiglia”, you will find 7 km of free beach that is very beautiful, clean and wide.
City center beach
San Vincenzo is a coastal town whose city center, with a pedestrian area, runs parallel to the coast, a few meters from the beach. This beach, mostly sandy, can therefore be reached by foot and runs close to the tourist port. In the central part of the beach it is possible to find many bathing establishments and some free beach areas.
Princess beach / Spiaggia la principessa
Moving toward the south, before reaching Rimigliano Coastal Park, there is another beach area, outside of the city center but still accessible on foot and by bike. The beach here is also sandy and widens more and more as it continues south. Here you can also find both equipped bathing establishments and areas of free beach.
Gulf of Baratti / Golfo di Baratti
Marvelous with a breathtaking view, the Gulf of Baratti is a must for anyone visiting our area.
The beach of the Gulf of Baratti is sandy, with beautiful colors, ranging from amber to very dark colors, due to the presence of iron minerals from Etruscan mining. The seabed is shallow and the water is very clear.
It is possible to rent small boats and to book excursions to fully enjoy the truly unique landscape.
Fary’s hole / Buca delle fate
Between the capes of Piombino and Populonia you find the Fairy’s Hole, an enchanting rocky beach.
To reach the Fairy’s Hole, it is necessary to follow the road that goes from the Gulf of Baratti to Populonia and, just before arriving in the town center, you will see “del Reciso” parking lot where you can leave your car. The path that leads to the coast is marked, it branches first into the woods, until it ends in the low Mediterranean scrub. It is about 3 ½ km long and suitable for everyone. It will be necessary to walk about 20 minutes before reaching the cliff. Since the path is full of things to see, such as Etruscan tombs, unique views and unusual plants, the time may vary, making the trip interesting and pleasant.
“LA PERLA DEL MARE” SPIAGGIA & RISTORANTE Via Della Meloria 9 –numero di telefono de La perla del mare www.laperladelmare.it
LA CONCHIGLIA Via Dell’Orata –Numero di telefono de La Conchiglia www.stabilimentobalnearelaconchiglia.it
IL PARADISINO Via della Principessa 26 –numero di telefono de Il paradisino www.paradisino.com (with car parking).
DOG BEACH Strada Provinciale della Principessa –numero di telefono della dog beach di san vincenzo www.dog-beach.it Equipped beach dedicated to the well-being of our 4-legged friends.
MARIVA BEACH & RESTAURANT Via della Principessa 120 –numero di telefono de Mariva www.marivarestaurant.com
3 Shopping and Offers
GARDEN HOUSE LAZZERINI
Our showroom is located in San Vincenzo at Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 36, 39, 43, 66, 68.
Our company specializes in the design and creation of furnishings for both interiors and exteriors, handcrafted in Italy. Our team will be happy to provide you any information, supporting you in every phase, from the selection to the transport and set-up. Discover more
VIA ROMA 1
10% DISCOUNT reserved for our clients. Request the coupon upon your arrival.
Landmark boutique of fashion with brands such as Missoni, Elisabetta Franchi, Bikkembergs and Paciotti.
San Vincenzo, Via Vittorio Emanuele II.
Scopri di più www.viaroma1.com. Shop online www.shopviaroma1.com
SAILING LESSONS CIRCOLO NAUTICO Piazza Fratelli Serini c/o Porto Turistico tel: +39 0565702005 www.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, San Vincenzo tel: + 39 329 929 6994 www.lepantere.it
HORSEBACK RIDING Lessons and horseback rides for adults and children. MANEGGIO LO SPERONE Via dell’Anguilla, 57022 – Marina di Castagneto Carducci (a soli 5 km da San Vincenzo) tel. +39 335 5249216
MANEGGIO SPORT EQUESTRI CECINA Via del Galoppatoio, Marina di Cecina – (circa 27 km da San Vincenzo)
5 Kids Area
Play area for kids with inflatables and games. Inside there is a bar, pizzeria and bathrooms.
Via della Principessa, San Vincenzo; for more information: +39 0586 799409
AMUSEMENT PARK IL CAVALLINO MATTO
The largest amusement park in Tuscany, entirely in the beautiful pine forest in Marina di Castagneto Carducci. Inside you will find many kinds of attractions, such as roller coasters and water activities.
Refreshments, bathrooms and parking. Via Po, 1 – Marina di Castagneto Carducci. – (5 km da San Vincenzo) www.cavallinomatto.it
Adventure park immersed in 600 hectares of protected woods, with hanging courses for children and adults and instinctive archery. There is also a picnic area located in the park.
Located in Giardino, Riparbella (PI) – from the Cecina Nord exit of the Variante Aurelia, direction Volterra. A few km from the sea. Tel: +39 3357726323 www.ilgiardinosospeso.it
6 Nature and Environment
WWF Oasis Padule of Bolgheri / Oasi del WWF Padule di Bolgheri
Beautiful oasis where you can admire the nature of the Tuscan coastal area, it also represents a prized refuge for many animals that you can admire roaming freely in their natural habitat.
SP Vecchia Aurelia, km 269,400 – 57022 Castagneto Carducci www.wwf.it For reservations: +39 328 1937095 Visit the website for opening days and times www.wwf.it.
Trekking with Passi di Natura
Discovering the area through the most beautiful nature trails, Francesco and the other professional environmental guides on his team will guide you to discover the landscape, history, animals and plants of our area. Trails with varying levels of difficulty for beginners, families with children up to routes for more experienced hikers. (Guide in English language)
Francesco Giusti, Environmental Hiking Guide GAE: +39 338 939 2043
Gallorose Zoological Park / Parco Zoologico Gallorose
The Gallorose Park is home to more than 120 species of animals from all over the world. Located at the entrance to the town of Cecina, it has a well-defined path inside and a refreshment area.
Via Aurelia Sud, 65 – 57023 Loc. Cedrino, Cecina (LI) Visit the website for opening days and times www.parcogallorose.it
7 Wineries and Oil Mills
Località San Lorenzo Alto,131 – 57028 Suvereto (LI) Winery visits: every day. For reservations: +39 0565 845308 www.petrawine.it
Via Aurelia 142, Donoratico (LI) VWinery visits: upon request.
Reservations: + 39 0565 774581 oppure www.argentiera.eu
AZIENDA AGRICOLA CHIAPPINI
Guided visit to the vineyard and winery with a tasting.
The tastings offer the sampling of 4 wines, two Bolgheri DOC red, a Bolgheri DOC superiore and a white.
It is possible to have a guided visit with a tasting every day from 10-13 and from 14-19.
A reservation is appreciated.
Cost: € 20/person (children excluded). Località Felciaino, 189/B – Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci (LI) Tel:+39 0565 765201 www.giovannichiappini.it
Località Ornellaia, 191 – Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci (LI) Guided visit to the winery, advance reservations M-F from 10:30- 15:00.
The visit lasts about 3 hours and includes a tasting at the end.
Customized tours are possible.
Reservations: +39 0565 718242 www.ornellaia.com
CACCIA AL PIANO 1868
Strada Provinciale Bolgherese 279 – Castagneto Carducci LI
Trained professionals will accompany you on a cellar tour, given in English, French, German, creating the perfect atmosphere in which to savour our prestigious Bolgheri wines and to enjoy technical background infused with a touch of poetry.
Monday to Saturday (April to October)
Monday to Friday (November to March).
Tel. +39 0565 763394 Ph. +39 340 7122896 – Email email@example.com
TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO
Via Bolgherese km 3,9- Località San Walfredo 184/A – Bolgheri (LI)
The tour leads guests through the winery’s many areas allowing you to closely admire the iconic spiral staircase, the vineyard that covers the winery’s roof, production areas and the museum area. A wine tasting event will take place inside the museum’s transparent glass-walled room with a view of the family’s magnificent art collection. Three wines will be included in the tasting that are most representative of our estates: Villa Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, La Vigna sul Tetto Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva and Cont’Ugo Bolgheri DOC.
The selection of wines may change depending on the season and availability.
The tours are in Italian or English (tours with a translator can be arranged only by previous agreement) during regular business hours.
Tel. +39 0565 1828060 – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRANTOIO FONTE DI FOIANO
Località Fonte di Foiano, 148 – Castagneto Carducci Tel:+39 0565 766043 email@example.com
8 Night Life & Live Music
Strada Provinciale della Principessa – San Vincenzo Parco di Rimigliano – ingresso 4
CALAFELICE CLUB & RESTAURANT
Loc. Puntone di Scarlino, 58020 –Grosseto Lungomare Garibaldi Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.calafelice.info Tel: +39 0566 090080
LA ZATTERA DISCO CLUB
Via della Marina 2, Marina di Castagneto Carducci Tel: +39 0565745761
ALEGRIA DISCO & MUSIC
Via Raffaello Sanzio, snc Follonica (GR) +39 331 911 4998 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)
9 Relaxation and Well-being
10% DISCOUNT reserved for clients of Lazzerini Holidays for admission to the thermal pool. Ancient natural springs, enclosed in a unique environment.
Natural outdoor pool, SPA, Treatments. Via del Bottaccio 40 – Venturina tel: +39 0565 851504 www.calidario.it
TOMBOLO TALASSO SP
Via Corallo 3, Marina di Castagneto Carducci tel: +39 0565 74530 www.tombolotalasso.it
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
10 Museums and Archaeological Sites
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POPULONIA / PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DI POPULONIA
A few minutes drive from San Vincenzo, between the slopes of the cliffs of Piombino and the Gulf of Baratti, is one of the few Etruscan necropolises present in Italy, a fascinating record of the ancient people that lived in our area. The necropolis can be visited every day. Reservations are not required.
For more information www.parchivaldicornia.it
ETRUSCAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM / MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO ETRUSCO
Museum itinerary that chronologically illustrates the history from prehistory to late antiquity. Through archaeological evidence it presents the history and evolution of the people that inhabited the Tuscan coast. The museum is located in a recently renovated 19th century palace that was built for the court of the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Elisa Baciocchi, the sister of Napoleon.
www.parchivaldicornia.it/parco.php?codex=pop-gen Tel:+39 0565 221646
SAN SILVESTRO ARCHAEOLOGICAL MINES PARK / PARCO ARCHEO-MINERARIO DI SAN SILVESTRO
Complete information: www.parchivaldicornia.it
Temperino Museum / Museo del Temperino Duration of visit: 20 minutes
The Temperino Museum is located in buildings dating back to the early 1900s, a period of mining production. In the exhibit it is possible to discover the historical and environmental aspects of the area, the geological appearance of the deposits, and their exploitation and use over time by man.
Your visit will prepare you for the other stages in your journey of discovery in the San Silvestro Archaeological Mines Park.
In the following sections, we will present to you all the stages of the journey but we invite you to visit the official website for more information.
Duration of visit 40 minutes
Route that enters into the heart of the mine. Equipped with a helmet, visitors are guided inside the mine, into a 360 meter tunnel where you can see evidence of the time, such as rocks, minerals and traces of the work by the miners.
Mining Machines Museum / Museo delle Macchine Minerarie Duration of visit 15 minutes
Route that shows the machinery used in the last, most recent phase in the mine. The building that houses the museum, is in fact, the last remaining well of the 5 that existed in this area, a service building with the winch still inside that carried water to the mine. There is an indoor and outdoor area.
Miners Museum / Museo del Minatore Duration of visit 15 minutes
After a short walk, you will reach the “Morteo”, a service building used by workers as a canteen and changing area. Today it hosts sections dedicated to workers, to their lives and testimonies, including the history of the trade unions through photos and documents. A hard life, also documented with video interviews.
Lanzi-Temperino Tunnel / Galleria Lanzi – Temperino Duration of visit 50 minutes
The direct Lanzi-Temperino tunnel, finished in the ‘60s is today traveled with a small train that ends at the Rocca of San Silvestro. An enjoyable route for young and old to discover the underground world of mines.
Rocca San Silvestro Duration of visit 40 minutes
Thanks to the train you will reach Rocca San Silvestro, the ancient mining village built around the local deposits of copper and silver lead. The metals were sought because they were needed to produce Tuscan coins. Here, still today, it is possible to see clear traces of the settlement including remains of houses, the church, the cemetery, an interesting discovery of the life of its past inhabitants. It is possible to reach the Rocca following the marked trail. Comfortable clothing and hiking or athletic shoes are recommended.
Via delle Fonti Duration 1 hour (easy)
A path surrounded by greenery, in the woods, which starts in the park and ends in the center of the historic medieval village of Campiglia Marittima. On the way it is possible to not only see the natural beauty but also historical traces, such as the remains of a 19th century aqueduct.
Archeo Trekking – Via del Temperino Duration 20 minutes (easy)
This trail follows the abandoned rail line which was used to transport the ore. The large deposits of waste material visible along the trail are evidence of the centuries of mining.
Archeo Trekking – Via dei Manienti Duration 1 hour (difficult)
Hiking trail that leads to Rocca San Silvestro and for this reason it is more challenging. Of interest, in addition to the history, is the natural appearance of the path with a thick vegetation of the typical plants of the area.
Archeo Trekking – Via delle Ferruzze Duration 1 hour 10 minutes (difficult)
A trail that follows the veins of the ore and also shows the entrance to the ancient medieval mine and the open-air quarries. Along the trail there are also abandoned mining landfills, recognizable by their yellow and red colors. Archeo Trekking – Via dei Lanzi Duration 1 hour 10 minutes (moderately difficult)
A circular route, somewhat challenging, where you can admire the historic mining buildings.
11 The Islands
The island of Pianosa, little known, with its landscapes and history is a jewel in the Tuscan Archipelago, absolutely a must to visit. It can be reached from San Vincenzo by motorboat www.aquavision.it
Isola del Giglio
Second largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, it is a popular destination for its beautiful beaches, landscapes and crystal-clear water. Giglio Island is also easily reached with a motorboat from the port of San Vincenzo www.aquavision.it, dal porto di San Vincenzo.
Rich with history, with unique landscapes and beautiful beaches to discover, the Island of Elba is the queen of the Tuscan Archipelago. Ferry from Piombino every 30 minutes.
In summer it is easily reached by motorboat from the port of San Vincenzo www.aquavision.it.
The most beautiful beaches:
Cavoli (Campo nell’Elba) Sansone (Portoferraio) Fetovaia (Campo nell’Elba) Felciaio (near Lido di Capoliveri) Padulella (Portoferraio)
Small, but its beach and local community will stay in your heart. It can be reached from Livorno, or during the summer from San Vincenzo by motorboat www.aquavision.it.
12 The Villages
Nestled in the hills of Tuscany, they are centuries old testaments to the history and culture, with unique views and traditions to discover.
- Castagneto Carducci 10 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Sassetta 20 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Suvereto 20 minutes from San Vincenzo
- San Gimignano 1 hour 20 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Bolgheri 15 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Campiglia Marittima 20 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Populonia 20 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Golfo di Baratti 25 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Saturnia 1 hour 40 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Casale Marittimo 25 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Chiusdino 1 hour from San Vincenzo
- Volterra 50 minutes from San Vincenzo
- San Quirico D’Orcia 1 hour 30 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Massa Marittima 35 minutes from San Vincenzo
- Bagno Vignoni 1 hour 45 minutes from San Vincenzo
13 The Cities
Plan your visit to the most beautiful cities of art in the world.
40 minuti, train 45 minuti Vicino Pisa consigliamo La Certosa di Pisa www.msn.unipi.it/it/la-certosa/
1 ora, train 1 ora e 50 minuti
40 minuti, train 50 minuti
1 ora e 35 minuti
1 ora e 30 minuti, train 2 ore
3 ore, train 3 ore
CAR – train TRAIN
14 Services and Useful Numbers
Rent our bikes Request more information +39 3279286903
Europcar Viale Italia, 45 – 57023 Cecina (LI) – Tel. +39 0586 635742
Rental Cecina Viale D. Pietri, 17 – 57023 Cecina (LI) www.rentalcecina.com Tel:+39 0586 669008 email@example.com
Sud Ovest SAN VINCENZO (LI) www.sudovest.com
SAN VINCENZO (LI) Corso Italia 71 Aperto Open every day, all day. In summer it is also open after dinner. High quality supermarket with local products (oil, wine, typical foods), organic fruit and vegetables. Here you can also find products: Lactose free, Gluten free, Vegan & Veggie Friendly Food for infants.
SAN VINCENZO (LI) Piazza Giovanni XXIII Saturday morning.
CECINA (LI) One of the largest markets in Tuscany
15 The Events
Keep updated with the best events in Tuscany.
EVENTS IN 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/
Events recommended by us
TEATRO DEL SILENZIO
Impressive performance in an open-air amphitheater in the hills of Lajatico. New exhibitions and international artists every year. Lajatico (PI) – Reserve in advance
Facebook TEATRO DEL SILENZIO TICKETS: http://citysoundmilano.com/it/teatro-del-silenzio/evento/
The most famous street festival in the world Piazza Boccaccio, Certaldo (FI) www.mercantiacertaldo.it
CALICI DI SAN LORENZO
Suvereto (LI) Discover Suvereto, with a party that involves the whole town, dedicated to food and wine tastings. INFO www.comune.suvereto.li.it
FESTIVAL LA VERSILIANA
A mix of musical and cultural events. Viale Enrico Morin, 16 – 55045 Pietrasanta LU www.versilianafestival.it/eventi/
MONTERIGGIONI MEDIEVAL EVENT
Monteriggioni (SI) www.monteriggionimedievale.com
Spectacular historical re-enactment of the year 1398. Shows, music and good food, as Volterra is transformed for the occasion.
EFFETTO VENEZIA Popular event with concerts and markets in the Venice district (“Little Venice”) of Livorno. https://www.livorno-effettovenezia.it/