Turistic informations - Environs: Appartamento near Livorno in Toscana, Cecina
Turistic informations - Environs
Cecina town and its neighbourhoods The Cecina’s town is placed in the last north west of a wide Tuscany area called Maremma and faces beach for about 8 km. The weather is particularly mild all the year long because of its sunny position protected by the hills at its back. Cecina Marina is one of the most important and preferred tourist areas in Tuscany for its clean see water and its central position. Cecina is placed in a beautiful costal plain and is unique for its endless beach, its wild pine forest and its sweet hills covered of olive trees and vine yards. The number of inhabitants that live in town all the year is 25.000 and is constantly increasing for its many activities like tourism, trading and productive. It’s of particular interest: the Roman Villa of S. Vincenzino that tradition ascribe to the powerful family of Cecina (probably of Etrurian origin) one of the most noble in the ancient Rome, the Cinquantina museum and the Etrurian cupola of Casaglia. In the neighbourhood you can visit the village of Castagneto Carducci with its castle of Gherardesca’s Counts, the fort of Bibbona placed few meters from the beach, the village of Bolgheri with its unique double row of cypresses that ends in front of the oratory of S. Guido.
The beach The beach of Cecina Marina is sandy mixed with small stones with a sea particularly clean and bleu, here you can choose ether to rent a place with desk chairs and umbrella, in one of the many bathing facilities, or to enjoy of a very long free beach. In front of the coast there is the Tuscan archipelagos with the islands of Elba, Capraia, Gorgona and the promontory of Piombino in the south. During very clean days you can also see the profile of Corsica island. A few meters far from Verrazzano Apartment, in direction of south, it starts a coastal 5km long, that arrive to Bibbona village, covered with a beautiful pine forest very wild and well preserved where you can only go walking, riding a bike or an horse. Here you can find large space also in the most crowded period of the summer. Most people like jogging on the shore or explore the inside the forest breathing the pure and mild air of the sea. This part of the coast is the most liked by sport-men that want to restore their strengths. In Cecina Marina there is also a small port where to moor your ship, or rent a fishing-boat for diving in the shallow water near the Vada lighthouse. Artistic Towns There are many towns rich of art and history that you can easily reach for Cecina. For example Livorno with its fort of Medici and the channel-port full of small restaurants and shops (km 35), Volterra with its Etrurian walls, the Roman theatre, and the medieval squares (40 km), S. Giminiano with its 75 towers (55 km), Siena with its elegant cathedral (90 km), Pisa with its leaning tower (51 km), Florence with its famous museums (110 km), Grosseto with its hexagonal walls (96 km) and Rome the chapter (272 km).
Amusements and Well Being In Cecina Marina it’s placed an Aquatic Park very popular with the youngsters where you can spend beautiful days using water-slide, jumping off the springboard or trying the strength of artificial waves, everything with the entertainment of famous DJ. In the night there is a wide choice of restaurants, pizza, bar, discos, open markets and village festivals on the near ills. You can easily reach many Spa towns for a relaxing and body care where there are natural spring with water at 37°C. The best are the Calidario Thermal Bath in Venturina (30 km) or Casciana Terme (45 km) where you can find swimming pools and thermal bath. Local Food The surrounding area offers many opportunity to taste local food and drinks of the old Tuscan tradition such as olive oil coming directly from an oil mill, strong red wine or dry and sweet white wine, fowl food, many kind of local pasta and a large variety of sea food. Tipical Products Fishing is an important resource for all the Etrurian coast that offers first quality products like shellfish, small lobster and many kind of fresh fish. Because of the nearness of places where fishes are caught you can find every days fresh seafood directly at the port or in the many shops in town. It's possible to taste famous wines like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vermentino di Bolgheri and Morellino di Scansano. The locally produced olive oil is one of the best in the world for its soft and perfumed taste and a pale yellow colour. The most famous steak meat comes from the Chianina cows that live most of the year at open air and eat natural grass. Sea Food Along the coast you can find many restaurants specialising in fresh sea food. You can also taste appetizers, rice dishes, pasta, fish courses, shellfish and small lobster cooked in a traditional Tuscan style. Terrain Food Very close to the Apartment there are many restaurants and pubs where you can taste very good local dishes like "papparedelle al cinghiale", grilled steak, mushrooms, stewed meat and many tradition desserts.