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The most beautiful beaches of Tuscany

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Apr 302021The most beautiful beaches of Tuscany No trip to central Italy is complete without a visit to the Tuscan coast, from Livorno to Grosseto, the coastline of the Tuscany region is a coveted destination for tourists from all over the world.
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No trip to central Italy is complete without a visit to the Tuscan coast, from Livorno to Grosseto, the coastline of the Tuscany region is a coveted destination for tourists from all over the world. The diverse characteristics of the beaches of the Tuscan seaboard are sure to please any taste. Fine sandy beaches alternating with small coves with pristine waters are often bordered by fresh pine forests and wild Mediterranean vegetation. The beaches are mostly large and long, and in some areas, boast soft dunes bordering the wild vegetation within Natural Parks.
 The Tuscan archipelago is the largest marine park in Europe and includes the islands of Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Giannutri, Gorgona, Elba, and Pianosa. The Tuscan Archipelago National Park constitutes an important heritage, for this reason, it has been included in the prestigious Green List conferred by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the world's leading body for parks and nature reserves, based in Switzerland. This is a list rewarding the best-protected areas in the whole world including all those that excel in terms of naturalistic conservation and sustainable management.
 Head to Forte dei Marmi area for fine sandy beaches and a glamour vibe or enjoy the spectacular natural sceneries in the Maremma area where the beaches are protected by lush pinewoods, this coastal area of Italy is sure to satisfy anyone.


Elba Island

In Tuscany, you will find beaches for dogs, beaches for families and sports lovers, for foodies and art buffs. Here below a list of the best ones starting from the islands:

Elba island
A rugged and rocky coastline, interrupted here and there by beautiful sandy bays. It is very popular among lovers of wild nature and crystal clear seawater. Sansone beach in Portoferraio is a picturesque small strip of white gravel. Other beaches, such as Padulella, Capo Bianco, Cavoli beaches are also worth a visit. The other smaller islands of the Tuscan archipelago, Giannutri, Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Gorgona, Pianosa offer splendid sceneries, mostly rocky, perfect for diving into the very clear water.


Elba Island


Cala Violina
Located between Follonica and Punta Ala, both about 10 kilometres away, within the Nature Reserve of Bandite di Scarlino. Cala Violina is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma, with clear sand and pristine seawaters immersed in the unspoiled vegetation of the nature reserve. This beach owes its name to the sound of bare feet walking on the tiny grains of sand.


Cala Violina


Marina di Bibbona
Ideal for families with children, equipped with facilities for the little ones, golden fine sand, and shallow seabed where the little ones can safely play in the water. Bordered by pine forests where you can retreat during the hot hours, this beach ensures much-deserved relaxation.

Baratti beach
The Archaeological Park of Baratti, which includes a significant part of the Etruscan and Roman town of Populonia, is located right next to the beach of Baratti. The Gulf of Baratti is an enchanting nature spot on the Tuscan coast stretching from Livorno to Grosseto. A destination close at hand for anyone visiting Tuscany and wanting to appreciate a corner of the world where nature, history and art come together to create a timeless place.

Castiglione della Pescaia
For all lovers of water sports, we recommend this seaside holiday destination. Here sports enthusiasts will find complete equipment for any kind of water sports and an always decent water temperature even during the middle season.


Castiglione della Pescaia


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