Holiday House: Surroundings
Landscape: the cottage is situated in the municipality of Guardistallo, a few kilometres from the sea, on the hills of Riviera degli Etruschi, between Livorno and Piombino.
A pleasant panoramic road connects the coast to the village of Guardistallo and if continued there are many villages rich in villas and castles.
Guardistallo has kept its ancient characteristics of the nineteenth-century village, even if it has a german origin.
Artistic towns: from the cottage there are many easy-to-reach towns, rich in art and history.
For example: Volterra 28 km, S. Giminiano 57 km, Siena 84 km, Pisa 70 km, Massa Marittima 79 km, Florence 124 km, Grosseto 126 km, and Rome 295 km.
There are also many interesting small villages such as Montescudaio 2 km, Casale Marittimo 4 km, Bolgheri 14 km, Montecatini Val di Cecina 14 km, Castiglioncello 24 km, Castagneto Carducci 32 km, and Populonia 63 km.
Sea: about 8 km from Guardistallo is the Tyrrhenian Sea with a large selection of natural beaches and modern bathing facilities for every age group.
In the main bathing places it is possible to enjoy sports such as swimming, deep sea fishing, diving, sailing, and windsurfing.
The most beautiful places are the port of Cecina and its sea beaches 8 km; to the north the white sea beaches of Rosignano 22 km, and the rocks of Castiglioncello 24 km: and to the south San Vincenzo 33 km.
There are frequent daily ferries departing from Piombino 58 km, to Elba , Giglio, and Giannutri islands.
Amusements: you can enjoy the local seafood, and visit historical fairs in the many village festivals, from spring to autumn.
The area offers many activities such as tracking, biking and horse riding. In Cecina there is an exciting Aqua Park with many attractions for the young and old alike.
There are also local spas, for relaxing and body care, with natural spring's water at 37°C.
The best is Cali dario Thermal Bath in Venturina 60 km.