"I cipressi che a Bólgheri alti e schietti,
 Van da San Guido in duplice filar..."

The Viale dei Cipressi ("Cypress Avenue") is considered a national monument, thanks to Carducci's poem "Davanti San Guido". It leads from the Old Via Aurelia to the gates of Bolgheri where, passing the walls through the old arch, you enter the town. This small village rebuilt around 1500 after several lootings, has kept its original charm. Located among the most famous vineyards in the area, it is full of restaurants and wine bars where it is possible to taste fine wines, accompanied by typical Tuscan dishes.

Don't forget to visit the cemetery where the grandmother of Giosuè Carducci, Nonna Lucia, was buried. Also to the main square of the village is named after her.

Not far from Bolgheri is the WWF Oasis, established in 1959 thanks to the Marquis Mario Incisa Della Rocchetta. The visit is possible from 1 October to 31 May, when you cane admire many species of birds, mammals and reptiles.


Capital of the municipality, this small village stands on a hill from which you can see the Tyrrhenian Sea and, on the clearest days, some islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. From our farm it can also be reached in about 30 minutes with a pleasant walk through the countryside. 

You can visit the Castle area, around which the town was built in the Middle Ages. It is a pleasure to get lost in the alleys, the ancient narrow streets and the squares, including the one where once was located the pillory, an instrument to tortured the condemned. The fifteenth century Churches of S. Lorenzo and S.S. Crucifix are worth a visit, as well as the House where Giosuè Carducci lived in his childhood and the Archive Museum dedicated to his life and works. 

From the Town Hall, going down through the Borgo, you arrive at Piazzale Belvedere, from which you can enjoy the fantastic view of the stretch of sea overlooked by the entire Municipality of Castagneto Carducci.


The water of the Thermal Baths of Sassetta comes naturally from the earth at the temperature of 51° C and feeds the spa structure, inspired by the architectural tradition of Etruscan and Roman baths. Thanks to its particular composition and concentration of elements, it gives great therapeutic effects on the respiratory system, skin and musculoskeletal system.

Enjoy a day of pure relaxation in this oasis not far from us.


It is so called because here were the settlements of the ancient Etruscans, a people still shrouded in mystery, but which we can begin to understand by visiting above all the stretch of coast that goes from San Vincenzo to Piombino.

Absolutely a must-see is the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, where it's possible to visit the Etruscan necropolis and acropolis. You can also take part to them initiatives and hike along the park's marked trails. Children of all ages will be able to participate in a nice educational workshop.
From the area of Baratti and the necropolis you can reach the medieval fortress of Populonia by walk or with a free shuttle, which overlooks the entire Gulf of Baratti.

Interesting to combine with a visit to the Archaeological Park is a visit to the Archaeological Museum of the Territory of Populonia, which is located in Piombino and houses important Etruscan finds unique in the world. In Piombino there is also the Castle Museum, located right in the historic center of the city, from which you can get to the famous Piazza Bovio, directly overlooking the sea.

Also part of the Val di Cornia Parks complex is the San Silvestro Archaeological Mining Park, suitable for young and old, where you can walk and take the train through the tunnels and mines where minerals were extracted since Etruscan times, before reaching the nearby Rocca di Campiglia.

To find out all that the Etruscan Coast has to offer click here.


There are lot of alternatives to visit in the surrounding area for younger guests.
Among the most famous we point out:

- Cavallino Matto Amusement Park, in Marina di Castagneto Carducci, just 8 km from our farm, where young and old can have fun among many games and shows.

- Gallorose Park in Cecina, 20 km away. In this park of about 50,000 square meters, a 2.8 km equipped and signposted route winds its way, where you can see, hear and observe the behavior of over 180 breeds of native and exotic animals.

- Parco Archeominerario di San Silvestro, in Campiglia Marittima (20 km), where you can go through the Temperino tunnel on a nice little train, traveling right on those tracks where once the trolleys used to carry the stones extracted from the mines.

- Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, about 27 km from the Podere, where children of all ages can participate in an educational workshop, learning to write in Etruscan characters, to work ceramics or to weave canvases.

- Livorno Aquarium, the largest in Tuscany, 60 km from Castagneto Carducci, where it is possible to observe 1700 animals of over 300 different species.

- Natural History Museum of Calci (Pisa), reachable in 1 hour by car from our farmhouse , perhaps combining it with a visit to the city of Pisa. It is one of the oldest museums in the world. Born at the end of the 16th century, the Museum has enriched its collections over the centuries and today houses a heritage of enormous historical and scientific value. It is located in the suggestive Certosa di Pisa in Calci , a fourteenth-century building of inestimable historical-architectural value. In addition to the permanent exhibition, divided into thematic galleries, it houses the largest freshwater aquarium in Italy and temporary exhibitions.