Tuscany

Tuscany

Things to do - general
Country Italy
General information

Tuscany is often associated with its farm houses on top of cypress hills, its extra vergine olive oil and the tower of Pisa.

But it is much more than this. Besides the architectonical and historical treasures of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Lucca, San Gimignano, San Miniato and Montepulciano, the famous Chianti area, it has a wonderful seaside with sandy beaches and rocky coasts, pine tree forests, marine Natural Reserve that covers part of the Tuscan Archipelago and the Maremma National Park.

The Tuscan islands Elba, Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo and Pianosa offer an authentic charme full of tradition, untouched nature and breathtaking landscapes.

Useless to say that their clear waters attract a rich underwater life and with a bit of chance you will able to see dolphins and even whales.

Activities

  • Traditional Tuscan restaurants (seafood and meat), slow food and haute cuisine
  • Wine tastings at local producers (Magliano, Scansano, Capalbio)
  • Wellness & SPA
  • Water sports (diving, waterski, windsurf, kitesurfing, sailing school, SUP, jetski, canoe)
  • Other sports (parachuting, tennis, golf, polo games, bicycle tours, trekking, gym, pilates, yoga, running, personal trainer)
  • Excursions to archeological and historical sites (Roman Ruins of "Città di Cosa", Etruscan Walls, Spanish Fortresses, Caravaggio's place of decease in Porto Ercole)
  • Bird watching
  • Visit of Natural Parks (Parco della Maremma, WWF Oasis, Tuscan Archipelago)
  • Day trips to typical ancient towns and thermal baths (Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana, Giglio Castello, Terme di Saturnia, Terme di Vulci)

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Places to visit

  • Elba
  • Giglio
  • Giannutri
  • Montecristo (only with special permit and official guides)
  • Monte Argentario
  • Forte dei Marmi
  • Capraia

Sample itineraries

Itinerary Tuscan Archipelago (from Porto Ercole)

  • Porto Ercole
  • Giannutri
  • Giglio
  • Elba (and tour around)
  • Punta Ala
  • Talamone
  • Porto S. Stefano (Monte Argentario)
  • Porto Ercole

Distance: ca. 150 nautical miles

 

Itinerary Northern Corsica and Tuscan Archipelago (from Porto Ercole)

  • Porto Ercole
  • Giglio
  • Elba
  • Capraia
  • Cap Corse
  • St. Florent
  • Ile Rousse
  • Calvi
  • Elba
  • Porto Ercole

Distance: ca. 300 nautical miles

 

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Ports and Marinas

  • Porto Ercole
  • Cala Galera
  • Porto S. Stefano
  • Talamone
  • Punta Ala
  • Puntone di Scarlino
  • Etrusca Marina
  • San Vincenzo
  • Castiglioncello
  • Viareggio
  • Portoferraio
  • Marciana Marina
  • Giglio Porto
Ports and Marinas