Tuscany...some tips for your travel.

Useful information about your holiday in our country.

Serraiola Alta is a leisurely place in tuscany (italy) called “maremma” amid nature Not far from the Etruscan Coast. Suvereto is the nearest village (6km) , a charming, medieval little city friendly welcoming where you may go for shopping and tasting typical Tuscan dishes. Our House in SERRAIOLA ALTA is nestling among groves high up on a private hill where children and Guests may rest far from hustle and bustle of big cities. Many a sport may be practiced either on the country- or down on the seaside which is but 20/25mn by car up to the Gulf of Baratti, or Follonica and San Vincenzo with their sand beaches. Guests interested in Geology and Geothermic with Geysers sending up springs of hot steam might pay a visit to a place called Larderello whose natural resource was discovered at the very beginning of last century by a Frenchman, Monsieur de Larderel. For poets, readers, walkers or simply strollers a path through woods and groves will lead them by foot from our Land House to the Sanctuary of Madonna di Frassine.

Famous wineyards have developed in Suvereto and its surroundings and their wine production is nowadays part of the “VIN DOC VAL DI CORNIA”. It’s sharing its name with the “CITÉ DU VIN” Association as well as that of the most beautiful villages of Italy. Fun and Leisure performances are carried out during the summer season for tourists , legends and folklore dating back to the Middle-Ages , historic processions clothing as formerly , running with barrels old-time Middle-Ages dinner inside the cloister , entertainments for children. SUVERETO is the nearest city from our Land House Serraiola Alta. An interesting little town dating back in Middle-Ages. During summer time it is carrying out all kind of pleasant entertainments for guests . SERRAIOLA ALTA may be the starting point for our guests to discover Tuscany’s splendid architecture of its nice villages such as Massa- and Campiglia Marittima , Monterotondo, Sassetta, or more famous cities like Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano , Siena and Montepulciano. All to be visited within a day trip. Another place of interest could be the archeological area of POPULONIA near Baratti Bay.

Museo di Arte Sacra : a museum with sacred paintings and religious items.
Museo della Bambola : a private museum showing a splendid collection of dolls.
SUVERETO is looking forward to promote retailers’ shops in order to keep its well known atmosphere Besides a little supermarket, there are different grocers’ shops in the heart of that little town as well as Wine-bar, tobacco and library, fruit and vegetable, bakery and pastry , butcher’s and fishmonger’s. The weekly market on Monday morning.
SUVERETO has many restaurants in town and outside on its surrounding countryside where you may taste Tuscan dishes.
Police Station (carabinieri), Red Cross, Medical Assistance, Veterinary, Post-office, Bank, Bus Station.


-San Vincenzo is a small-medium resort and here, close to the center, you will find several beach resorts. Just outside the city there is also a "bau beach" or a stretch where dogs are allowed to access and bathe. In San Vincenzo the sea is clean and the sand is beautiful. It is not recommended for lovers of the lonely and wild sea, but it is for lovers of food and wine thanks to the quality of restaurants and local products.
- Rimigliano The long beach runs along the Via della Principessa and is accessed by numerous passages that, crossed a stretch of pine forest and Mediterranean scrub, lead to the characteristic dunes of light sand that form in this stretch. The beach of Rimigliano is popular and very popular in high season, but being quite large you can easily find a place to lay your towels and plant the umbrella . In the Park there are picnic areas and a small refreshment point, but no equipped establishments.
- Baratti One of the most iconic beaches of this territory: the Gulf of Baratti extends from the Promontory of Piombino and is a real wonder. Its beach has a particular dark brown colour, with black fragments probably deriving from the ancient iron works. Its waters are crystal clear, especially on days when the sirocco blows. To characterize the Gulf is the so-called "pratone" and the picturesque pine forest that runs along the beach. Much of the beach is free. There are three bathing establishments: Bagno Baratti, Bagno Altamarea and Thomas Beach Baratti. In addition, there are two bars directly on the beach that also offer quick meals, as well as some restaurants outside the pine forest. Very characteristic is the Kiosk Al Polpo Marino, located at the beginning of the meadow. There are six sports and nautical activities: "Rada Etrusca", "On the streets of the Etruscans", "Circolo Nautico Pesca Sportiva Baratti", "Ormeggio Baratti", "Diving Baratti", "Centro Velico". Natural paths: "Path Votive Tabernacles", "Path Villini - Poggio Mulino", "Path Le Cave". Parking: There are many parking spaces and almost all pay. Access is forbidden to vehicles over 2 meters wide, so there is a stop at the parking lot of Caldanelle.  For non-residents: possibility to buy a Parking Pass, valid for one week and only one vehicle, at a cost of € 45.00 for cars and € 90.00 for motorhomes.
- Buca delle Fate If you are fond of rocks and rocks you will find a few points, but some really beautiful, such as the "Buca delle Fate" in the promontory of Baratti. Access to the Buca delle Fate is not easy , but it is a particularly impressive place.
- Natural Park of Sterpaia Beyond the town of Piombino, towards the south, you will find the Sterpaia Natural Park. Here there are several beaches of light and thin sand, some of which are also equipped. This stretch is also very suitable for families with small children because the coast slopes very gradually towards the sea and there is a large stretch of shallow water perfect for children to play in peace.
- Torre Mozza One of the most beautiful beaches is undoubtedly the beach of Torre Mozza, which has a characteristic watchtower on the sea, very impressive to see. The beaches of Mortelliccio, Carbonifera, Perelli and Carlappiano are also popular in high season. They are also popular. The car parks are gathered more or less in the same place, without particular distinction so my advice is to park the car and walk stopping where you like it most or find less confusion.
- Cala Violina Outside the Etruscan Coast, Cala Violina is located in the Scarlino Gulf, past Follonica, in the road that leads to Punta Ala. Cala Violina takes its name from a detail that makes it unique: tiny quartz grains that play a melody at every step.  Cala Violina can only be reached on foot or by bicycle. The beach of Cala Violina is a natural heritage of the highest value: for an unforgettable experience and in total safety to the beach can access 700 people a day. To book your place in Cala Violina follow all the indications that you find on this site: for the booking right you need a contribution of 1 euro. For children from 1 year up to 12 years is not required to pay the contribution but only the reservation. Children from 0 to 12 months are not required to pay the contribution and the reservation. For organizational reasons please note that: TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE NO TRANSFER OF THE RESERVATION Booking is possible from 72 hours before