This is a truly unique corner of Tuscany dominated by the fascinating medieval village of Sassetta with its winding streets, stone facades and romantic arches.
Casa Castello apartment is in the historic center of Sassetta (pop.600), a hill village nestled in the woodland of Tuscany, 15 km from the beach. Panoramic views from the balconies. The apartment is on 2 levels and has it’s own private entrance in a quiet, traffic free street. Central heating and a wood burning stove.
3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7.
This area of Tuscany is one of charming, medieval hill towns, each with its own character, (Sassetta is probably the most spectacular).They are surrounded by wooded hills & olive groves, next to the coastal plain. Close by are internationally famous vineyards, centered in Bolgheri (18 kms away) . The beaches are clean & child friendly & most of the coastal area is still natural & not built up. There is an enormous children's fun park at the seaside resort nearest to us & water parks in the neighboring area.
There is a stunning new health spa with naturally hot water , saunas, Turkish baths etc recently opened close to Sassetta. The view from the apartment looks towards hills where volcanic steam rises & there are volcanic sites & a museum to visit .
There are some important archaeological sites in the area, the most famous being Popolonia with Etruscan tombs next to the famous Gulf of Baratti beach 25 kms away. Volterra an hour away has an important museum of Etruscan artifacts (plus its modern connection to the 'Twighlight 'vampire books.)
Off the coast there are many islands, Elba with its beautiful coastline & clear seas ideal for snorkeling,& Napoleon's villa is reached from the port Piombino, 35kms away. A great day out. Further south is the Isle of Giglio where the cruise ship Costa Costanzia is at present stranded on the rocks next to the port.
The Tower of Pisa is a bit over an hour's drive away, San Gimignano 90 mins & Florence & Sienna 2hours.
Sassetta has a good choice of bars & restaurants/pizzeria. Local shops, bank/ cash machine, post office, doctor & chemist, petrol station, local police station.
Cobbled street, with bakery adjacent, & grocery shop nearby.
Hunting & mushroom picking in season. Local festas & craft markets in the summer & autumn.