Whether you are interested in food and wine, cycling, swimming, family activities, or just relaxing, La Casa Toscana is the perfect place for you!
Discover the nature and culture of the Etruscan coast: a region dotted with towers, medieval villages and castles; sandy beaches lined with a pine forest; some of Italy’s best wines, Sassicaia and Ornellaia, a legend in the story of wine making.
Historic cities such as Pisa, Volterra, Populonia and San Gimignano are just a short distance away, for the perfect day trip.
If you are a bicycle enthusiast, incredible cypress-lined cycling routes lie just outside our door. My French husband and I are lifelong cyclists and we will be happy to direct you to the best itineraries, including some spectacular gravel roads, known as the strade bianche. If time permits, perhaps we can even cycle together!
The beach, great for children as the water is shallow, is only 6 km or 10 minutes by car. Enjoy the several bars and excellent restaurants along the seaside.
On top of the hill, overlooking the Mediterranean, the old village of Castagneto Carducci is only 20-minute walk from the house. This quiet, charming village offers all the services (pharmacy, bank with ATMs, etc.) as well as a fascinating history to discover. Get lost in its old streets and winding alley ways; peak your head into the medieval castle and visit quaint Italian specialty shops. You’ll also find several beautiful restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious bruschetta antipasto with a glass of local wine all the while soaking in that breathtaking view.
Donoratico, 4 km from the property, is a modern town offering supermarkets, a variety of shops and the railway station with access to the main cities (Rome, Pisa, Florence).
The magical village of Bolgheri is only 10 km away, at the end of the famous Viale dei Cipressi (Cypress Avenue) celebrated by one of the major Italian poets, Giusué Carducci. The entrance is dominated by a red brick castle, still belonging to the old noble family living there since 1200. This enchanting village offers several small restaurants, taverns, wine shops and local specialties.