Tuscany is a land rich in history, culture, and amazing sights. In addition to the most famous cities of art, the beauty finds you wherever you go. Small enchanted villages perched on top of hills and cypress trees that line the streets are a counterpoint to the green hills and the sea that breaks on the rocks or laps the low beaches with its shades of blue and turquoise.
A place to discover
A place in Maremma where you can certainly enjoy a pleasant and enjoyable holiday period is Castiglione della Pescaia in the province of Grosseto. This characteristic fishing village has become a tourist center among all travelers as it is able to meet all needs while not distorting its original beauty. In fact, in the waters of the port-channel the fishing boats can be seen, side by side swaying peacefully on the water. This village was rediscovered and found to be dominated by the Aragonese castle of the XIV-XV century, which arose from an ancient Etruscan settlement. Those who have interests of the historical and archaeological kind can visit other important Etruscan points around while those who want to enjoy nature can take long walks via foot, by bicycle, or on horseback in the nature reserves that are located nearby.
A fairytale environment
Castiglione della Pescaia, sitting high above the beautiful sea that laps the various beaches surrounded by pine trees in a relaxing overlook. It boasts many beautiful small corners of paradise. One of the most striking is undoubtedly “Cala Violina”, a small cove nestled between the deep blue waters of the sea and the luxuriance of the Mediterranean. This bay earns its name because of the fine white sand, composed of tiny grains of quartz, which when walked on barefoot, emits a small sound that resembles that of the violin. Posidonia Oceanica forms a real prairie in its wonderful depths. Among the boulders of sandstone and the swimming fish of every shape and size: the beauty of this environment is appreciated very much by those who love snorkeling; an activity that allows you to swim under the water surface using a mask, fins and a snorkel to observe the marine life below.
A lovely path
Cala Violina is located in the Natural Reserve of Banish Scarlino. It is 16 Kilometers from Castiglione della Pescaia and can be reached in about 25 minutes. Just take the road to Follonica and follow the sign that indicates the town leaving the car into the parking lot. The last stretch must be made on foot, but it is a beautiful walk immersed in the deep of the Mediterranean. Cala Violina is one of the most beautiful places of the Tyrrhenian Sea. So much so, that in 2004 and again in 2005, it was included by Legambiente as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Spending a holiday in one of these locations and enjoying everything they offer, is an experience not to be missed for those who want to relax, learn and explore some history, and admire the beauty of a region uncontaminated by urban life.