Costa Etrusca Farmhouse is set on a gently rolling green hill, surrounded by beautiful woodsand cultivated, fertile land, and facing the most beautiful part of the Tyrrhenian Sea. One’s eye can rest on the islands of Corsica, Elba, and Capraia and can then follow the lovely sweep of the coast line until the Baratti Gulf.
The swimming pools are situated to offer the most panoramic views of the surrounding area, so that while swimming you can gaze at the sea, and be surrounded by gardens of olive trees, aromatic plants, roses and fragrant climbing plants. In winter, when the weather is too cold to for swimming in the farm’s pool, one can visit Il Calidario, a natural warm water lake only 7 kms from the farm. One can walk or ride a bicycle or a horse while experiencing the beautiful, incredibly charming Mediterranean countryside, and the views of various impressive natural settings.
The Val di Cornia Parks are only a few kms away. Visiting them one can view the remains of the ancient Etruscan society of this area, including copper, silver and precious marble implements and jewelry. The Parks also offer many other sightseeing opportunities: a strip of coastal humid forest with centuries-old oaks and ash trees; a woods of chestnuts, holm oaks and oaks populated by roe deers and wild boars; a lum pits; and a Napoleonic, mining village built by Elisa Bonaparte. Time can also be spent looking for regional products, visiting wine producers to taste fragrant wine, or walking around beautiful medieval villages and enjoying their colorful festivals. Or one can spend a relaxing time simply appreciating the natural charm and tranquility of Agriturismo Costa Etrusca welcomed by the warm hospitality of the owners, Serena and Fabrizio.
‘I cipressi che a Bolgheri alti e schietti van da San Guido in duplice filar…’ with this poem the famous Italian poet Giosuè Carducci celebrates the beauty of the street that connects the sea to the antique village of Bolgheri.
The Etruscan Coast medieval villages are gently set between the sea and the hills, or are immersed in the countryside, and have the power of bringing the past to life again.
Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, Sassetta, Bolgheri, they all have paved alleys and quiet churches, museums and many-towered castles. They create a fairy itinerary that shows castles, parishes, tiny ancient theatres, cloisters and villas hidden in the green where each summer classic music concerts are held. In the harmonic environment created by Medieval architecture, we also find Roman and Renaissance evidence that testimony the social and historical richness of these places.
There is a place in Tuscany that escapes from the mentality of hectic tourism, this place is called Costa degli Etruschi (Etruscan Coast), far away from the ‘hurrying-up world’ that distorts the concepts of space and time. There is no need to go far away to find out that we are plunged into Nature because this is still, in various areas, a virgin territory: its coast has not gone through crazy cementations and visiting the country, one can still find the hills and maquis of the past centuries. You will walk through the trails of the Etruscan Parks, where no sound of engine has ever disturbed its nature. Riding a horse, walking or riding a bicycle, you will discover the soul of this land, genuine and unobtrusive like its people, fragrant like its grapes and wines, virgin as its olive oil.
the largest European Marine Park
When the Tyrrhenian Venus emerged from the waves of the sea, seven gemstones fell from her tiara, and so the Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago were born. They are Elba, Giglio, Capraia, Gorgona, Pianosa, Giannutri and Montecristo.
This is the ancient legend of the birth of the Tuscan Archipelago, extoling the great role played by the sea, which is the essence of today’s National Park.
From legend to science, things change slightly, but the “gems” remain, the “sisters” remain seven sisters joined by the sea. During the Archipelago´s geological history, the movement of the sea, at least four hundred million years old, has altered the number and shape of these gems, it has united them and has detached them from the continent. It has ruled their animal and vegetable domains; it has determined their history, their monuments, their customs and traditions.
We know very well that those who travel with their children cannot base their holiday only on culture and nature. Well, kids, there is something for you too: fun parks where you can spend entire days without getting bored for even a minute. And for parents: our assurance that in the evening they will be exhausted!
Wellness centers and thermal waters
Only 9 km from Agriturismo Costa Etrusca, Valle Del Sole Thermal Waters (thermal waters with sulphur, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate) and Calidario Baths, offer health and wellness treatments.
Another interesting opportunity is offered by Riva Degli Etruschi Wellness Centre, only 3 km far, a lovely place, inaugurated in March2004, where it is possible for choose among a wide range of wellness and ‘remise en forme’ personalized programs, such as relax, fitness and beauty treatment. More than that, you will find the Finnish Sauna, a saliner emotional Turkish Bath, a vascular trail with a three-temperature water and two relax rooms with warmed up seats and herb teas, a fully equipped and large gym.
If your stay is not too short, you will have the time to visit our world famous art cities. Let’s name some of them, indicating how long it takes to reach them by car: