The coast of Tuscany: a perfect mix of beaches and culture

How not to fall in love with places like San Vincenzo, Populonia and Baratti

The coast of Tuscany is rich both in history and in seaside resorts and has always been a destination for tourists and nature lovers (Italian and not) who every year continue to choose these places for their holidays.

The coast of Tuscany
Tuscany is among the most suggestive and loved regions of the entire Italian peninsula. Famous all over the world for its cities of art, it also offers a 397 km long marvelous coast in which it passes from typical coastal scenarios of the northern part to wide sandy coasts near the mouth of the Arno.
From Livorno onwards, the Tuscan coast change its name in Etruscan Coast, where the long and white beaches join the transparent waters of the Ligurian sea. The coast then continues passing through the marvelous Maremma and completing its journey into the fabulous Argentario.

The Etruscan Coast
The Etruscan coast takes its name from the presence of Etruscan settlements since ancient times. This territory was in fact the one preferred by the Etruscan people who lived there for a long time, leaving behind them an innumerable quantity of works of art including many settlements still visible today, especially in Populonia, in the Gulf of Baratti, which it was their only maritime city.
Along this coastal stretch, the Etruscans did not settle only in Populonia but also intensely populated the city of San Vincenzo, both because of its strategic position (it was near Populonia, in fact) and because of the presence of minerals and large forests. It seems that the town at the time was the fulcrum of an intense mining activity.

San Vincenzo
San Vincenzo is a town of about 7000 inhabitants located on the Tyrrhenian coast in the province of Livorno, more precisely in that historically called the Pisan Maremma. The blue color of its waters, combined with the pleasant coolness of the pine forest that extends over the entire coast, attracts many tourists from all over Europe every year. Its strategic location close to both archaeological sites, such as those of Populonia and Baratti, and to the medieval villages of the hinterland, such as Campiglia Marittima or Suvereto, has always made it the ideal place for those who love to spend their holidays under the banner of relaxation that only nature can give you, without giving up a part of cultural enrichment.
Populated since the Paleolithic, nowadays San Vincenzo is a modern and efficient town, famous not only for its crystal clear sea (which has also been awarded by the Blue Flag), but also for its cuisine made of local products and for the excellent accommodation facilities and sports that have made it an international tourist destination for years. Among the best residences on the sea in San Vincenzo, the Residence La Lanterna certainly comes out; a place that, with its 20 apartments by the sea, allows you to enjoy a vacation (or just a weekend) of complete relaxation. The direct access to the beach, the beautiful restaurant and its strategic position to reach the other centers of historical and cultural interest on the coast, make it the ideal place for those who want to fully experience all that this coastal stretch has to offer.