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B&B Tuscany Province of Grosseto Scarlino Puntone B&B Boccadalma

B&B Boccadalma

Bed & Breakfast
Podere Binacco, 23 - Puntone, Scarlino (GR) - Area: seaside
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Luciano (from Florence) and Ellen, (from Houston, Texas), both in the tourism field for many years, are happy to announce the opening of their home to guests. We live in an 18th century farm house located on a hilltop just 1500 meters from the sea, in Maremma-Tuscany. With great attention to detail, the environment and furnishings, we have transformed it into a comfortable Bed and Breakfast.

Boccadalma means the ‘mouth of the Alma river or stream’. Alma actually means ‘soul’ in Latin. We thought it was an appropriate name since it refers to our geographical location, as well as our state of mind. We have poured our souls into this project, and we hope to make you, our guests, comfortable and happy during your stay with us.

The house has two floors, with Luciano and Ellen’s quarters upstairs, and the Bed and Breakfast downstairs. The guests’ floor is comprised of four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and access to a garden area with outdoor table and chairs, a lounge chair and a beach-bed. Each room has its own satellite TV, an internet hook-up and a small safe for personal valuables. All of the rooms open to the common area (ex-stalls with a vaulted ceiling, minus the cow manure), with four individual tables where Continental breakfast is served. The renovations have just been completed and the Tuscan style and furnishings have been kept as authentic as possible.

Each of the rooms has been named after an island in the Tuscan Archipelago. They are called Giglio, Montecristo, Elba and Capraia. This last one has been equipped with ramps and a special bathroom for guests with disabilities.

The house has been restored using the latest techniques and materials. There are solar panels, a thermal fireplace for hot water and heating, insulated ceilings and thick walls, which make it comfortable in every season. Here, we separate and recycle our waste. Roof drainage allows us to re-use every drop of rain for the lawn and vegetable garden.
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Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 10 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged a penalty of 30% of the total cost of the booking

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-out
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM - If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Municipal tax of €0.50 per person per night is applicable. Children aged under 16 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 7 days
Extra towel changes, if requested, cost €5.00
Extra sheet changes, if requested, cost €6.00
Rooms are cleaned every 7 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 10:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €5.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms

Other notes

Minimum stay is two nights.
Guests have free internet, use of the barbeque and tables, umbrellas, a swing set, sunbeds and chairs. The refrigerator in the breakfast room may be used by the guests. A water cooler is also available.
The beach is 1.5 km away and we provide a 'pass' for parking at Puntala Camping/Resort, where our guests can shop, eat and enjoy the beach.
We do not accept credit or debit cards and ask our guests to pay in cash or by bank transfer.

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Maximum Guests: 3
Room Name ,Montecristo, Capraia. Giglio only 2 beds.
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  • Disabled Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
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Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • German speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Laundry
  • Bicycle, boat, horses / sports equipment
  • Beaches

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 4

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone

Furnishing

  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Weekly

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests

Holiday themes - the place

  • Sea

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Guests in this venue liked:
  • spectacular view
  • at the seaside
  • abundant breakfast
  • charming property
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angela
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Our visit to Boccadalma B&B was delayed due to poor GPS in our car, but after stopping at a nearby snack shop, we were able to contact our hostess, Ellen and she quickly told us precise instructions on how to find her. She is off the beaten track, but once found, we were so happy with the accommodations. She asked what our interests were and after we told her we wanted to swim in the Mediterranean Sea, she quickly told us to head to the Camping Resort, about a mile away. They have an arrangement that allows for the use of the beach and free parking. We whiled away a few hours at the beautiful, quiet, family-friendly beach and headed back. Ellen recommended a local restaurant and we were happy she did. The food and service were excellent and the drive back was under a mile. Breakfast was waiting for us when we awoke and afterwards we headed off happily to our next stop. We highly recommend this B&B!
stayed from 09/25/2016 to 09/26/2016
daniel
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Super für MTB. Die Eigentümer sind super nett. Die MTB Strecken beginnen direkt an der Haustür. War ein toller Urlaub. Wohnung ist etwas hellhörig, ansonsten perfekt.
stayed from 04/14/2017 to 04/22/2017
The answer from the host:
Danke Daniel, Ina, Alex und Silke. Ihr seid fabelhafte Gaeste gewesen! Ich hofe, dass wir uns wir uns irgendwann wiedersehen werden. Wir werden auch sehr gern wieder Mountain Bikers als Gaeste haben. Hoffentlich, bis zum naechsten mal, Ellen und Luciano.
denise
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Location stupenda, Ellen favolosa.
stayed from 08/29/2019 to 09/01/2019
The answer from the host:
Grazie Denise, poche parole ma significative! Speriamo di riavervi presto di nuovo come ospiti. Un saluto cordiale da Luciano & Ellen.
sonia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Abbiamo soggiornato una settimana. Siamo stati benissimo e la signora Hellen molto gentile e disponibile alle nostre esigenze. Ottima la colazione e anche la camera grande. Ci torneremo sicuramente. Sonia.
stayed from 08/18/2019 to 08/25/2019
The answer from the host:
Grazie Sonia per la tua recensione, specialmente da parte di Ellen, da parte mia sono il sottobosco, mi occupo dell'amministrazione e della manutenzione, per questa ragione rimango nascosto agli ospiti, ma faccio in modo che ci siano meno problemi per il soggiorno. Un grazie anche da me e a un presto rivederci. Cordiali Saluti Luciano & Ellen.
antonia
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
L'accoglienza, la cordialità e la disponibilità di Ellen sono state fantastiche e ci hanno fatto sentire sin da subito a nostro agio. La struttura è molto curata ed è calata in un meraviglioso contesto naturalistico di tranquillità estrema, con delle bellissime spiagge a un paio di km. Se cercate un posto molto piacevole per rilassarvi e per rigenerarvi questo fa proprio al caso vostro.
stayed from 08/12/2019 to 08/14/2019
The answer from the host:
Grazie Antonina, le recensioni come la tua sono la linfa che ci fa sopravvivere e che da agli altri la possibilita di conoscerci ancora prima della loro visita, a presto rivederci. Cordiali Saluti Luciano & Ellen.
roberto
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 6 | Breakfast: 10
Location favolosa, da film. Helen è stata molto ospitale. Ci siamo sentiti a casa. Stanza bella e arredata con molto gusto. Unico neo i 2 letti per le ragazze un po scomodi. Nel complesso abbiamo trascorso uno splendido fine settimana.
stayed from 07/26/2019 to 07/28/2019
The answer from the host:
Grazie per la vostra recensione. Da parte nostra cerchiamo sempre di dare il meglio, ovviamente non sempre ci riusciamo ma la buona volontà esiste. Per quanto riguarda i letti, sono letti aggiuntivi quindi non i più comodi specie per persone di una certa grandezza. Cordiali Saluti Luciano & Ellen.
zacchei
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 6
zacchei rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/21/2019 to 06/24/2019
The answer from the host:
Grazie per la tua recensione, e scusami se ti rispondo solo adesso ma non sono molto presente su internet. Comunque fa sempre piacere di ricevere dei buoni punteggi anche senza commenti. Arrivederci presto nel nostro B&B. Luciano & Ellen.
carla
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Lo consiglierei a tutti per la posizione e per la cordialità e simpatia di Ellen e Luciano.
stayed from 09/09/2018 to 09/19/2018
giuliana
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Posizione splendida sistemazione ottima! La proprietaria Ellen disponibilissima! Lo consiglio!
stayed from 07/21/2018 to 07/22/2018
lucia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
L'accoglienza di Ellen è veramente speciale, è come andare a trovare un'amica. La struttura è molto curata immersa nel paesaggio maremmano. Che dire, un weekend perfetto.
stayed from 05/25/2018 to 05/27/2018
stefania
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Abbiamo passato un bel ponte del primo di maggio io e mio marito insieme ad altre due coppie nostri amici di Salò. Il Bed and Breakfast è gestito dalla signora Ellen, ci fatto sentire a nostro agio, dandoci anche preziosi suggerimenti. La posizione del B&B è ottima e il panorama stupendo immerso nel verde. Ci torneremo sicuramente. Stefania da Firenze.
stayed from 04/29/2018 to 05/01/2018
The answer from the host:
Ciao Stefania (e amici di spiaggia), Mi ha fatto tanto piacere di conoscervi. Spero che vi siete trovati bene. Credo che per tutti è stato un 'ponte di eccellenza (almeno come tempo) e compagnia. Parlando della campagna e di Firenze mi ha sollevato il cuore. Speriamo di vederci un altra volta. Ellen da B&B Boccadalma.
sara
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 8
Posto incantevole nel mezzo della natura a metà tra la collina e il mare, dove si possono raggiungere le più belle spiagge da Cala Civette a Cala Martina. Collegati da un sentiero che parte proprio dal b&b. Bella accoglienza Ellen e Luciano, persone veramente disponibili e gentili. Alla colazione non manca niente. Ci tornerei molto volentieri.
stayed from 07/25/2014 to 07/27/2014

B&B Boccadalma

Area Mare

Florence- We don't think that Florence needs much introduction, and can be easily reached in 2, 5 hours by car and a couple of hours by train from Follonica.

Castiglione della Pescaia- A small town just 13 km away- a touristic port, as well as a charming fishing harbour with delightful walking streets and an over-looking castle. Full of shops and good restaurants.

Follonica- 12 km north, this larger center is the best place for well-supplied supermarkets.

Massa Marittima- Just a half hour drive away, you'll find this great medieval town on a fortified hilltop, where you feel like you just went through a time warp. There are good parking possibilities near the town center, and if you're lucky, you'll be there for the historical re-enactment of the cross-bow contests ("Balestro") where each quarter of the town competes, complete with Renaissance costumes, flag-throwing and drums. This takes place twice during the summer (May and August).

Pisa- An hour and a half drive to the north, or an hour's train ride, you'll find the famous university city of the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli. The train station is centrally located for visiting Pisa on foot.

Piombino- Only 45 minutes away, this port town is the jump-off spot for a day's visit to the Island of Elba. Ferry boats leave every hour, and Elba, famous as Napoleon's exile destination, but its natural beauty is truly breathtaking, with many beautiful swimming spots. Piombino has an interesting archeological museum.

Populonia- Less than an hour's drive, you can reach this ancient Etruscan city, which was known for its metalworking industry (copper, bronze, and iron) smelted from the ore brought over by boat from Elba. You can visit the ancient archeological necropolis and tombs dating back to the 7th Century BC. The Gulf of Baratti is a famous swimming beach overlooked by the castle town of Populonia. A half hour hike away is the gorgeous "Buca delle Fate" which is a crystal clear bay surrounded by breathtaking cliffs.

Roselle- 45 minutes by car, just beyond Grosseto, you will reach another interesting archeological site where a Roman city was built on top of an Etruscan, and where you can walk through the excavations overlooking the plain of Grosseto.

San Gimignano- Reachable by car in an hour and a half, this is the old 'City of Towers', unique in that the medieval towers were not knocked down and destroyed like they were in most other Tuscan cities. A touristy town which is worth the trip, also known for its famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine. You might visit the famous roofless church, Abbazia di San Galgano on the drive there.

Siena- A little over an hour's drive you will reach this well-known city, famous for its "Palio di Siena" horse race in the central Piazza del Campo, which takes place on July 2nd and August 16th. Siena is also famous for its Duomo, museums and well-known sweets named "ricciarelli and panforte".

Vetulonia- Just a half hour drive, on the plateau above Castiglione della Pescaia, you'll find this the ruins of this important Etruscan town. The excavations started last century and there is an excellent small museum there, as well as several tombs.

Volterra- One and a half hour drive away, you find another interesting Etruscan city, which was still famous in roman, medieval and rennaissance times. A walled city with beautiful views and the worthwhile Guarnacci Museum, noted for its Etruscan collection. The city is still famous for its Onyx stone manufacturing.









Florence- We don't think that Florence needs much introduction, and can be easily reached in 2, 5 hours by car and a couple of hours by train from Follonica.

Castiglione della Pescaia- A small town just 13 km away- a touristic port, as well as a charming fishing harbour with delightful walking streets and an over-looking castle. Full of shops and good restaurants.

Follonica- 12 km north, this larger center is the best place for well-supplied supermarkets.

Massa Marittima- Just a half hour drive away, you'll find this great medieval town on a fortified hilltop, where you feel like you just went through a time warp. There are good parking possibilities near the town center, and if you're lucky, you'll be there for the historical re-enactment of the cross-bow contests ("Balestro") where each quarter of the town competes, complete with Renaissance costumes, flag-throwing and drums. This takes place twice during the summer (May and August).

Pisa- An hour and a half drive to the north, or an hour's train ride, you'll find the famous university city of the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli. The train station is centrally located for visiting Pisa on foot.

Piombino- Only 45 minutes away, this port town is the jump-off spot for a day's visit to the Island of Elba. Ferry boats leave every hour, and Elba, famous as Napoleon's exile destination, but its natural beauty is truly breathtaking, with many beautiful swimming spots. Piombino has an interesting archeological museum.

Populonia- Less than an hour's drive, you can reach this ancient Etruscan city, which was known for its metalworking industry (copper, bronze, and iron) smelted from the ore brought over by boat from Elba. You can visit the ancient archeological necropolis and tombs dating back to the 7th Century BC. The Gulf of Baratti is a famous swimming beach overlooked by the castle town of Populonia. A half hour hike away is the gorgeous "Buca delle Fate" which is a crystal clear bay surrounded by breathtaking cliffs.

Roselle- 45 minutes by car, just beyond Grosseto, you will reach another interesting archeological site where a Roman city was built on top of an Etruscan, and where you can walk through the excavations overlooking the plain of Grosseto.

San Gimignano- Reachable by car in an hour and a half, this is the old 'City of Towers', unique in that the medieval towers were not knocked down and destroyed like they were in most other Tuscan cities. A touristy town which is worth the trip, also known for its famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine. You might visit the famous roofless church, Abbazia di San Galgano on the drive there.

Siena- A little over an hour's drive you will reach this well-known city, famous for its "Palio di Siena" horse race in the central Piazza del Campo, which takes place on July 2nd and August 16th. Siena is also famous for its Duomo, museums and well-known sweets named "ricciarelli and panforte".

Vetulonia- Just a half hour drive, on the plateau above Castiglione della Pescaia, you'll find this the ruins of this important Etruscan town. The excavations started last century and there is an excellent small museum there, as well as several tombs.

Volterra- One and a half hour drive away, you find another interesting Etruscan city, which was still famous in roman, medieval and rennaissance times. A walled city with beautiful views and the worthwhile Guarnacci Museum, noted for its Etruscan collection. The city is still famous for its Onyx stone manufacturing.











Florence- We don't think that Florence needs much introduction, and can be easily reached in 2, 5 hours by car and a couple of hours by train from Follonica.

Castiglione della Pescaia- A small town just 13 km away- a touristic port, as well as a charming fishing harbour with delightful walking streets and an over-looking castle. Full of shops and good restaurants.

Follonica- 12 km north, this larger center is the best place for well-supplied supermarkets.

Massa Marittima- Just a half hour drive away, you'll find this great medieval town on a fortified hilltop, where you feel like you just went through a time warp. There are good parking possibilities near the town center, and if you're lucky, you'll be there for the historical re-enactment of the cross-bow contests ("Balestro") where each quarter of the town competes, complete with Renaissance costumes, flag-throwing and drums. This takes place twice during the summer (May and August).

Pisa- An hour and a half drive to the north, or an hour's train ride, you'll find the famous university city of the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli. The train station is centrally located for visiting Pisa on foot.

Piombino- Only 45 minutes away, this port town is the jump-off spot for a day's visit to the Island of Elba. Ferry boats leave every hour, and Elba, famous as Napoleon's exile destination, but its natural beauty is truly breathtaking, with many beautiful swimming spots. Piombino has an interesting archeological museum.

Populonia- Less than an hour's drive, you can reach this ancient Etruscan city, which was known for its metalworking industry (copper, bronze, and iron) smelted from the ore brought over by boat from Elba. You can visit the ancient archeological necropolis and tombs dating back to the 7th Century BC. The Gulf of Baratti is a famous swimming beach overlooked by the castle town of Populonia. A half hour hike away is the gorgeous "Buca delle Fate" which is a crystal clear bay surrounded by breathtaking cliffs.

Roselle- 45 minutes by car, just beyond Grosseto, you will reach another interesting archeological site where a Roman city was built on top of an Etruscan, and where you can walk through the excavations overlooking the plain of Grosseto.

San Gimignano- Reachable by car in an hour and a half, this is the old 'City of Towers', unique in that the medieval towers were not knocked down and destroyed like they were in most other Tuscan cities. A touristy town which is worth the trip, also known for its famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine. You might visit the famous roofless church, Abbazia di San Galgano on the drive there.

Siena- A little over an hour's drive you will reach this well-known city, famous for its "Palio di Siena" horse race in the central Piazza del Campo, which takes place on July 2nd and August 16th. Siena is also famous for its Duomo, museums and well-known sweets named "ricciarelli and panforte".

Vetulonia- Just a half hour drive, on the plateau above Castiglione della Pescaia, you'll find this the ruins of this important Etruscan town. The excavations started last century and there is an excellent small museum there, as well as several tombs.

Volterra- One and a half hour drive away, you find another interesting Etruscan city, which was still famous in roman, medieval and rennaissance times. A walled city with beautiful views and the worthwhile Guarnacci Museum, noted for its Etruscan collection. The city is still famous for its Onyx stone manufacturing.
















Florence- We don't think that Florence needs much introduction, and can be easily reached in 2, 5 hours by car and a couple of hours by train from Follonica.

Castiglione della Pescaia- A small town just 13 km away- a touristic port, as well as a charming fishing harbour with delightful walking streets and an over-looking castle. Full of shops and good restaurants.

Follonica- 12 km north, this larger center is the best place for well-supplied supermarkets.

Massa Marittima- Just a half hour drive away, you'll find this great medieval town on a fortified hilltop, where you feel like you just went through a time warp. There are good parking possibilities near the town center, and if you're lucky, you'll be there for the historical re-enactment of the cross-bow contests ("Balestro") where each quarter of the town competes, complete with Renaissance costumes, flag-throwing and drums. This takes place twice during the summer (May and August).

Pisa- An hour and a half drive to the north, or an hour's train ride, you'll find the famous university city of the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli. The train station is centrally located for visiting Pisa on foot.

Piombino- Only 45 minutes away, this port town is the jump-off spot for a day's visit to the Island of Elba. Ferry boats leave every hour, and Elba, famous as Napoleon's exile destination, but its natural beauty is truly breathtaking, with many beautiful swimming spots. Piombino has an interesting archeological museum.

Populonia- Less than an hour's drive, you can reach this ancient Etruscan city, which was known for its metalworking industry (copper, bronze, and iron) smelted from the ore brought over by boat from Elba. You can visit the ancient archeological necropolis and tombs dating back to the 7th Century BC. The Gulf of Baratti is a famous swimming beach overlooked by the castle town of Populonia. A half hour hike away is the gorgeous "Buca delle Fate" which is a crystal clear bay surrounded by breathtaking cliffs.

Roselle- 45 minutes by car, just beyond Grosseto, you will reach another interesting archeological site where a Roman city was built on top of an Etruscan, and where you can walk through the excavations overlooking the plain of Grosseto.

San Gimignano- Reachable by car in an hour and a half, this is the old 'City of Towers', unique in that the medieval towers were not knocked down and destroyed like they were in most other Tuscan cities. A touristy town which is worth the trip, also known for its famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine. You might visit the famous roofless church, Abbazia di San Galgano on the drive there.

Siena- A little over an hour's drive you will reach this well-known city, famous for its "Palio di Siena" horse race in the central Piazza del Campo, which takes place on July 2nd and August 16th. Siena is also famous for its Duomo, museums and well-known sweets named "ricciarelli and panforte".

Vetulonia- Just a half hour drive, on the plateau above Castiglione della Pescaia, you'll find this the ruins of this important Etruscan town. The excavations started last century and there is an excellent small museum there, as well as several tombs.

Volterra- One and a half hour drive away, you find another interesting Etruscan city, which was still famous in roman, medieval and rennaissance times. A walled city with beautiful views and the worthwhile Guarnacci Museum, noted for its Etruscan collection. The city is still famous for its Onyx stone manufacturing.









Florence- We don't think that Florence needs much introduction, and can be easily reached in 2, 5 hours by car and a couple of hours by train from Follonica.

Castiglione della Pescaia- A small town just 13 km away- a touristic port, as well as a charming fishing harbour with delightful walking streets and an over-looking castle. Full of shops and good restaurants.

Follonica- 12 km north, this larger center is the best place for well-supplied supermarkets.

Massa Marittima- Just a half hour drive away, you'll find this great medieval town on a fortified hilltop, where you feel like you just went through a time warp. There are good parking possibilities near the town center, and if you're lucky, you'll be there for the historical re-enactment of the cross-bow contests ("Balestro") where each quarter of the town competes, complete with Renaissance costumes, flag-throwing and drums. This takes place twice during the summer (May and August).

Pisa- An hour and a half drive to the north, or an hour's train ride, you'll find the famous university city of the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli. The train station is centrally located for visiting Pisa on foot.

Piombino- Only 45 minutes away, this port town is the jump-off spot for a day's visit to the Island of Elba. Ferry boats leave every hour, and Elba, famous as Napoleon's exile destination, but its natural beauty is truly breathtaking, with many beautiful swimming spots. Piombino has an interesting archeological museum.

Populonia- Less than an hour's drive, you can reach this ancient Etruscan city, which was known for its metalworking industry (copper, bronze, and iron) smelted from the ore brought over by boat from Elba. You can visit the ancient archeological necropolis and tombs dating back to the 7th Century BC. The Gulf of Baratti is a famous swimming beach overlooked by the castle town of Populonia. A half hour hike away is the gorgeous "Buca delle Fate" which is a crystal clear bay surrounded by breathtaking cliffs.

Roselle- 45 minutes by car, just beyond Grosseto, you will reach another interesting archeological site where a Roman city was built on top of an Etruscan, and where you can walk through the excavations overlooking the plain of Grosseto.

San Gimignano- Reachable by car in an hour and a half, this is the old 'City of Towers', unique in that the medieval towers were not knocked down and destroyed like they were in most other Tuscan cities. A touristy town which is worth the trip, also known for its famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine. You might visit the famous roofless church, Abbazia di San Galgano on the drive there.

Siena- A little over an hour's drive you will reach this well-known city, famous for its "Palio di Siena" horse race in the central Piazza del Campo, which takes place on July 2nd and August 16th. Siena is also famous for its Duomo, museums and well-known sweets named "ricciarelli and panforte".

Vetulonia- Just a half hour drive, on the plateau above Castiglione della Pescaia, you'll find this the ruins of this important Etruscan town. The excavations started last century and there is an excellent small museum there, as well as several tombs.

Volterra- One and a half hour drive away, you find another interesting Etruscan city, which was still famous in roman, medieval and rennaissance times. A walled city with beautiful views and the worthwhile Guarnacci Museum, noted for its Etruscan collection. The city is still famous for its Onyx stone manufacturing.

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