Medieval Villages


Castagneto Carducci is among the best known villages on the Etruscan Coast. Perched on a hill less than 10 km from the sea, Castagneto is developed around the imposing medieval castle, located at the highest point of the village. The house that housed the young Giosuè Carducci is located in the town centre and is now the site of the Casa Carducci Enhancement Centre, open for visits.



Bolgheri is a small medieval village, one of the most fascinating in Tuscany. The Viale dei Cipressi in Bolgheri is considered the most famous and well-known in Italy thanks to Carducci’s poetry. The historic centre of Bolgheri is a real jewel, in which to get lost wandering. The stone houses and artisan workshops, together with the square dotted with flowers in fine weather, instil an unprecedented sense of peace with its slow and relaxing atmosphere.



A small medieval village, whose origins date back to before the year 1000, resting on the slopes of the hills overlooking the sea and the Costa degli Etruschi. The village encloses, within its ancient walls, paved alleys overlooked by stone houses, historic palazzos, churches and cloisters.



Bibbona has very ancient roots, and there have been numerous finds testifying to its Etruscan origin. The historic centre as we see it today is a typically medieval village with narrow, paved alleys and brick houses.



Casale Marittimo stands on a hill overlooking the Cecina River Valley on the Etruscan Coast. The sea is just 12 kilometres away and the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago are clearly visible from the coast. The medieval village has been awarded the Orange Flag by the Touring Club.