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Nugola and the villages of Livorno’s hills

Nugola and the villages of Livorno’s hills

On the trail of history and nature

A journey among the enchanting hamlets that dotting Collesalvetti

In the hinterland between Livorno and Collesalvetti, various picturesque hamlets are scattered, waiting to be discovered. These small rural gems offer an unforgettable journey, ideal for history, nature, and food and wine enthusiasts.

For example, Parrana San Martino, where in 2010 a Bronze Age necropolis composed of 166 burials was discovered. An extraordinary archaeological site that has earned its own exhibition section at the Natural History Museum of the Mediterranean in Livorno.

Or Colognole and Valle Benedetta, located close to the sources of the Acquedotto Leopoldino, a neoclassical hydraulic engineering work that stretches for eighteen kilometers through forests and countryside, reaching the impressive Cisternone of Livorno.

During your journey, be sure to explore Parrana San Giusto, a small town whose existence is documented as far back as 1109. It is located 200 meters above sea level, where nature perfectly intersects with the arches and galleries of the aqueduct.

Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Nugola, a village nestled on gentle hills, a source of inspiration for artists and historians like Leonardo da Vinci, who included it in the “Map of the Maritime Tuscany”, testifying to its historical and strategic importance.

And lastly, Castell’Anselmo, where, in the Torretta area, you will find the archaeological site of an ancient “Roman Mansio”. This exceptional archaeological site discovered in the ’90s has unearthed an ancient post station with a thermal system enriched with mosaic pavements featuring geometric designs.

Useful informations

  • Who:

    Alone, Children and families, Groups, In pairs, With friends

  • When:

    Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter

  • What:

    See learn and discover

  • Other characteristics

    Indoors, Outdoors, Reachable by public transport

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