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Living well is a rural and natural experience

Regenerate in the greenery of the Mediterranean Macchia

Nestled within the Natural Reserve of the Livorno Mountains, a short distance from the enchanting beaches of the coast, Collesalvetti invites you on a regenerating journey away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where the beauty of Mediterranean vegetation meets the cultural richness of a unique territory. An area of green hills and gentle plains, dotted with vineyards, cultivated fields, wooded areas, and waterways, perfect for a slow tourism experience immersed in the charm of a Tuscan landscape that extends over 1300 hectares of pure wonder.

With a history that dates back to prehistoric times, every step in the territory of Collesalvetti will lead you to discover the traces left over the centuries by the main protagonists of Tuscan history, intertwined with a millenary peasant tradition. From the protohistoric necropolis of Parrana San Martino to Etruscan and Roman archaeological sites, from the remains of ancient roads like the Aemilia Scauri to small medieval villages, to Medici buildings and grand ducal works like the Leopoldino Aqueduct.

Naturalistic experiences: hiking, cycling, and horseback riding

On foot, by bike, or on horseback, Collesalvetti is the perfect setting for all outdoor enthusiasts and for those seeking a refuge to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with themselves in untouched nature during every season of the year. Among centuries-old holm oaks and fragrant Mediterranean scrubland, a network of hiking trails such as the Etruria paths, Santa Giulia, and Tirreni winds its way through the hilly centers, allowing you to appreciate this green island by passing through the traces of ancient constructions, such as mills, farmhouses, icehouses, hermitages, and kilns.

Following the ancient path of the majestic Leopoldino Aqueduct, you can also embark on a route that, crossing woods and streams, will lead you to the nearby city of Livorno. An itinerary in the greenery that unfolds within a protected nature reserve, characterized by a rich wildlife inhabited by wild boars, roe deer, foxes, weasels, wolves, and lush vegetation of holm oaks, cork oaks, pines, and colorful brooms.

Finally, not to be missed for birdwatching and nature photography enthusiasts, the Contessa Oasis. An authentic natural wonder, located within the largest Biosphere Reserve “Coastal Forests of Tuscany”, recognized by UNESCO. One of the last remaining examples of coastal marsh, still a resting place for numerous migratory species. Alone or in a group, through educational activities or internal paths, you will have the opportunity to observe various species of water birds such as the red heron, marsh harrier, kingfisher, and bittern, while admiring the characteristic vegetation of this extraordinary natural habitat.

Useful informations

  • Who:

    Alone, Children and families, Groups, In pairs

  • When:

    Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter

  • What:

    Connect with nature, Do activities, Relax

  • Other characteristics

    Free, Outdoors, Reachable by public transport, Without reservation

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