San Vincenzo is one of the best-equipped tourist centers on the Etruscan Coast, able to offer the best hotel and non-hotel accommodation in the Val di Cornia. Thanks to its mild climate, its natural conformation, its centrality within the Tyrrhenian coast, San Vincenzo is a place to come on holiday all year round, not just in the summer. Its coast of clear and very fine sand extends for 12 kilometers and for large stretches it is backed by thick Mediterranean scrub that reaches directly to the beach. Free beaches and equipped beaches alternate from the northern border with the Municipality of Castagneto Carducci to the southern one with the promontory of Baratti and Populonia in the Municipality of Piombino.
Most of the equipped beaches and bathing establishments are located in the urban centre, while the longest stretch of free beach (about 8 km) coincides with the beach of the Rimigliano park in the southern area of the Municipality, a natural park which is part of the parks of the Val di Cornia and which is characterized by an extraordinarily intact Mediterranean maquis, crossed by equipped paths that arrive directly on a very deep and wild beach. In the center of the town is the tourist port, expanded in recent years, which allows nautical tourism to find an excellent landing point within the Tuscan archipelago. In addition to the sea, San Vincenzo offers the possibility of nature trails linked to the presence of the park of Rimigliano and the hilly hamlet of San Carlo, a former mining village which is now very popular due to its naturalistic and landscape position in the Val di Colline di Cornia.
The development of agritourism activities born in the last 10 years in the countryside has integrated the traditional offer of seaside tourism with that of a relaxing holiday, in contact with nature and with the landscape and food and wine values of the area. Over the years, the wide range of sports facilities and equipped nature trails has made San Vincenzo a place where sports tourism, in particular linked to cycling, has consolidated its presence, offering guests of local facilities ample opportunity to practice a sport during their stay . Its central position on the Tyrrhenian coast allows those who decide to spend their holidays here to easily and quickly reach the other main tourist destinations in the area, such as the Val di Cornia park system, including the park of Rimigliano, but which sees in the archaeological park of Baratti and the promontory of Populonia and in the archaeological site of San Silvetsro real excellences on the national scene
A few kilometers away are the medieval villages of Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima, Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, but also the beaches of the Sterpaia natural park in the Municipality of Piombino or the Caldana thermal spring in the Municipality of Campiglia Marittima. Just over an hour's drive from cities such as Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa and Florence, the latter two respectively 70 and 150 km away. The port of Piombino, the main embarkation point for the Island of Elba, is only 22 km away.
Piombino boasts a millenary history, Etruscans, Romans, historical names such as the Borgias, the Appianis, Cosimo De Medici, Boncompagni-Luduvisi, the Bonapartes. The historic center of Piombino is a must for those visiting the area, rich in medieval and Renaissance testimonies full of ancient alleys and panoramic roads that open onto the sea. To visit: The Torrione, the ancient main gate of the city, the Casa delle Bifore, the oldest building in the city, dating back to the 13th century, now the seat of the Piombino Historical Archive, the Palazzo Comunale originally "Palazzo dei Priori" , the Palazzo Appiani, residence of the fifteenth-century family.
Piazza Bovio, a panoramic point overlooking the sea and which offers an enchanting glimpse from the islands of the Tuscan archipelago to the coasts of Corsica. The Castle, an ancient structure that incorporates the Medici Fortress, an ancient gateway to the east of the city, now houses the Museum of the Castle and Medieval Ceramics. The Cathedral of Sant'Antimo, built in 1377, the Archaeological Museum of the territory of Populonia built in the early nineteenth century for the rulers Felice and Elisa Baciocchi (Bonaparte), houses over two thousand pieces, including prehistoric finds, finds from the excavations of Etruscan necropolis of Populonia and its territory and materials from the Roman era including the famous silver amphora I Canali and the Marina di Marina, Le Mura Leonardesche, which once enclosed the city. Suvereto has an ancient history, the inhabitants obtained the Charta libertatis in 1200 from Count Ildebrandino VIII degli Aldobrandeschi. A notable "conquest" for the time, which involved the ability to administer justice, sell and buy land, have its own militia. Suvereto is a pearl enclosed by medieval walls, perfectly preserved, walking in its alleys full of history you can visit the Cloister of San Francesco, the Church of the Crucifix, the Rocca Aldobrandesca, the Palazzo Comunale, the Doll Museum, the Church of the Madonna above the door The museum of sacred art.
Campiglia Marittima is a medieval village on the Etruscan Coast, one of the most evocative and best preserved; a little stone jewel. The historic center of Campiglia is a complex of monumental interest, with the 12th century fortress, the parish church of San Giovanni, the parish church of San Lorenzo, the palace, the 19th century Teatro dei Concordi. Its historic center is a labyrinth of streets where it is nice to get lost and then find yourself in the main square. The human presence in the area dates back to a period between 90,000 and 35,000 years ago, but the most evident settlement traces emerge from the Etruscan period, of which the furnaces still remain in Madonna di Fucinaia, near the San Silvestro Mining Archaeological Park. The Parks of the Val di Cornia, in Tuscany, tell a millenary story that starts from the ancient Etruscan people and bears witness to centuries of metal extraction and processing, also offering splendid natural environments, both on the coast and in the hills. For the entrance ticket, as a guest of the Hotel Aurora, you can take advantage of a discount