“Le camere del borgo“ is located in a strategic position in Montescudaio, a marvellous, magical little corner of Tuscany.
Montescudaio, whose name derives from the Latin “mons scutorum” (“mount of the shields”), is a delightful mediaeval village in the Val di Cecina, in the Maremma Pisana area.
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Montescudaio is perched on a hill some 10 kilometres from the sea, with all the enchanting atmosphere of its ancient past still evident in its narrow lanes and typical little dwellings.
The Etruscan Coast
The Etruscan Coast is a strip of the Maremma area between the sea and the hills that stretches down from Livorno towards Piombino and the famous Gulf of Baratti and Populonia.
This marvellous land boasts an impressive variety of cultural and natural attractions, with the splendid beaches and spectacular pine grove framing the gently rolling Tuscan hills, perched on which are characteristic mediaeval villages surrounded by the delightful Tuscan countryside.
Just a 15 minute drive from ouraccommodation, you’ll find the nearby seaside locations, such as Castiglioncello, with its beautiful little bays formed by sandy beaches and cliffs and bathed by crystal-clear waters, as well as Cecina Mare andMarina di Bibbona, boasting marvellous beaches and spectacularly clear, deep blue waters, complemented by the splendid Mediterranean vegetation along the coastline.
Nature lovers will find plenty to keep them happy here, in an area that offers everything from lengthy strolls along the beautiful beaches and through the wonderful Tuscan countryside to cycling routes and itineraries that wind their way through our woods and pine groves. The Etruscan Coast, which alternates hills with forests, mountain landscapes and splendid seafronts, is the ideal destination for visitors looking to spend a few days devoted entirely to relaxing and cycling through nature.
These are just some of the wonderful places you'll find along the Etruscan Coast.
The area is also home to vineyards that produce some of the world’s most famous DOC-label wines, such as Montescudaio, Bolgheri and Val di Cornia.
The Etruscan Coast Wine Route is a splendid itinerary that runs through three recognised DOC wine production areas: Montescudaio, Bolgheri and Val di Cornia.
This long strip of hills runs for 60 km parallel to the sea, from the valley of the Cecina River to the basin of the Cornia River, through villages, age-old farmsteads and wine cellars.