Kissed by the sea and surrounded by rolling hills, Camping Village Pappasole is the perfect place to discover all the treasures of Tuscany.
In addition to the art cities and heritage cities of Unesco, there are quaint villages that will leave you speechless, making you bring home an unforgettable memory.
From the Etruscan Populonia to the medieval Massa Marittima and Suvereto, both awarded the Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club.
Going down to the sea you will encounter countries with different histories.
Follonica, home of the “Real and Imperial Foundries” wanted by Leopold II of Tuscany in 1834.
Piombino, an Etruscan of origin and the main city of the Principality of Lucca and Piombino in the time of Napoleon.
Visiting the surroundings of Pappasole can be a unique experience guided by the discovery of villages and small towns each with a story that still asks to be told today.
Populonia was one of the most important Etruscan cities in history and still amazes today for its magnificent preservation.
As soon as you arrive you feel like you are catapulted into a timeless space, where everything seems unchanged and the city frenzy seems not to exist yet.
To discover the history of this magical village, where the Etruscans carried out the intense metallurgical activity related to the production of iron, it is useful to visit the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia. Right here you can get carried away on a journey back in time thanks to the help of the finds and the stories of the expert archaeological guides that will accompany you along the way.
You can also take advantage of a stop by the sea, relaxing on the beach of Baratti, ancient Etruscan harbour, mainly of iron ore goods from the island of Elba. This is why the sand is still special today, a dark brown color that is soft to the touch.BOOK NOW
Suvereto is a delightful medieval village, awarded the Orange Flag, an award given by the Italian Touring Club, for its historic center that has remained unchanged over time and that preserves its characteristics well.
Renowned for the many wineries that populate the surrounding hills and that have obtained the name DOCG.
There are many occasions throughout the year to visit this small country, thanks to the many events it hosts. From the wild boar festival in December to the various gastronomic evenings throughout the summer, not to mention the famous Palio delle Botti and Calici di stelle.BOOK NOW
Massa Marittima is a country with a thousand-year existence and this is evidenced by the finds that seem to date back to the Bronze Age.
It had its heyday between 1200 and 1300 when it was formed free common. At this time in the mining wells in the city silver was mined to beat money, today this is a tourist route of very high value, along with the mine museum.
It was subjected to Siena and this explains the similarity between the architectures of these two cities.
This beautiful medieval town on the hill offers typical events during the summer.
In addition to the famous Balestro del Girifalco, a medieval historical re-enactment in which the city’s 3 districts compete with the crossbow, in August you can watch the Opera festival in Piazza, which takes place on the churchyard of the basilica of San Cerbone, opera 20th century in the Romanesque-Pisa style.BOOK NOW
This beautiful seaside town is still little known for its cultural and environmental value, but it deserves a lot.
Piazza Bovio, which stands out on the sea, with a unique view of the island of Elba, is known as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and alone is worth a visit.
But there is much more to discover because Piombino has existed since the Etruscan era, even though it has known its splendor in the Middle Ages and we still bear witness to this.
Not only medieval, however, since this city also boasts the contribution of Leonardo Da Vinci in the design and design of the military defense system of the city.
In addition to having a historic center that is a jewel of medieval architecture, Piombino is also a port city from where ships depart for the islands of the archipelago, Sardinia and Corsica.BOOK NOW
A small town on the sea, Follonica is well worth a visit for its recent past.
His date of birth seems to coincide with the construction of the royal foundries wanted by Leopold II of Lorraine.
In honor of the steel past, the Museum of Magma was founded, a place where the Italian steel industry is told in historic buildings through multimedia technologies.
What has been created in the foundries is still visible in the Magonal Gate of the Ex Ilva Area in the neoclassical style, made entirely of cast iron, and in the Church of St. Leopold, a work of neoclassical style, where you can admire the use of cast iron in the pronao, rosette of the facade, apse and in the tip of the bell tower.
Recently, the area of the former racecourse has been redeveloped to create the Central Park, where the weekly market and major summer events, such as the Follonica Summer Festival, take place.BOOK NOW