The accommodation is immersed in a fairytale landscape and the gaze is lost among soft rolling hills, silvery olive trees, green meadows, luxuriant woods and orderly rows of grapevines from which exceptional wines are obtained, that are known all over the world.
A careful look won’t miss the precious ruins of the ancient Castel Diruto dating back to the 11th century, in the past one of the most important fortresses of the Republic of Massa.
Not far from the accommodation are situated the medieval fortress of Perolla, the historic ruins of Castel di Pietra known to all for the famous “leap of the countess” and the Accesa lake with the nearby archaeological site which has brought to light numerous finds of Etruscan origin.
The Convento di Montepozzali offers its guests the possibility of a relaxing holiday on the long sandy beaches of Follonica, Cala Violina and Punta Ala, without renouncing of the charm of history and the beauty of art and archeology.
The accommodation is the ideal starting point for visiting ancient medieval villages such as Massa Marittima, also known as the “gem of the Middle Ages” and birthplace of San Bernardino, Castiglione della Pescaia famous for the fortified village with splendid sea view, suggestive coves and wonderful views, from where it is possible to embark for the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Giglio Island, Giannutri, Elba Island, Capraia Island.
But as we know, the Maremma is the land of the Etruscans and a few kilometers from the accommodation can be found the archaeological sites of Vetulonia, Roselle and Populonia.
Those who reach these places have to visit the historic abbey of San Galgano and San Gimignano or the eternal city of Siena. Nature lovers will have the opportunity to walk in the Maremma or Val di Cornia Natural Park.
The ancient and characteristic medieval town of Massa Marittima has been preserving its medieval aspect intact and this makes it one of the most well-known and attractive destinations in the area.
The village of Massa Marittima, splendid to visit in all seasons, also offers many opportunities for food and wine lovers to taste typical Tuscan products, it is in fact one of the first Slow Food community in Italy.
In fact, among the romantic streets of the Borgo you can find many characteristic restaurants where you can stop for a lunch or dinner based on products of the Maremma, prepared according to the tradition: from appetizers to wine, an interaction of unique and unmistakable flavors.
The village is also known for its ancient traditions including the Balestro del Girifalco: the historical re-enactment of the competition between the crossbowmen of the city districts, celebrated every year and attracting thousands of tourists.
Cala Violina, maybe the most beautiful and unspoiled beach, as it is located within a natural park. The beach is shaped like a half moon and is only accessible on foot, by bike or on horseback. It is a public beach with crystal clear water and white sand, surrounded by the green of the woods behind the bathing area.
The name of the beach derives from a particularity, the sand is rich in quartz grains and when it is walked on, it seems to reproduce the sweet sound of a violin.
Torre Mozza, Follonica.
Torre Mozza beach divides Follonica and Piombino, at least by land, because by sea it is a continuum of beauty.
The sea on this stretch of the Tyrrhenian coast is particularly clear, with a sandy bottom that lies on a golden beach.
Le Rocchette, a few minutes walk from the town of Castiglione della Pescaia, is a paradise. Protected on one side by a rocky wall, the beach is very intimate and will give you the impression of being on a desert tropical island.
A small and mysterious lake at the foot of Massa Marittima, known as an ancient Etruscan settlement which has now become an archaeological park, where history blends with nature in a wonderful embrace.
The archaeological site is divided into five districts to be visited over paths equipped with panels illustrating the characteristics of the ancient center, the masonry houses that are still showing their stone bases, the water drainage systems, the antique melting furnaces for the metal production as well as the necropolis with mound and pit tombs with stone ring.
The lake is characterized by an average depth of 20 meters surrounded by reeds and bushes growing next to the banks, with special walkways to access the bathing spots.
The Accesa lake, in fact, attracts visitors from all over Europe, attracted by its somewhat mysterious charm, subject of many legends, and by the freshness of its waters during hot summer afternoons.
The Abbey of San Galgano, better known as the “church without roof”, halfway between Massa Marittima and Siena, besides the particularity having made it for years a destination for curious and photographers, is also closely linked with the legend connecting it to the sword in the stone.
The site includes two points of attraction; the great Abbey with the huge roofless church and its troubled history as well as the hermitage of the Monte Siepi where, according to the legend, San Galgano retired to a hermit’s life in 1170. As a symbol of peace he stuck his sword into the rock, where it still stands today.
An unmissable journey through history and mystery
According to legend, the Goddess Venus, when she emerged from the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, dropped seven pearls from the necklace she wore around her neck, which fell into the sea, becoming the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. The Island of Elba is the largest and best known: golden or very white beaches caressing the crystal clear waters, granite massifs immersed in the scrub overhanging pristine coves and breathtaking views.
It embodies the charm and exclusivity of a pure and uncontaminated territory, rich in history and the events of people who have always been kissed by the sun.
Reachable in about 1h 30 from the Resort (30 minutes by car to Piombino and about 50 minutes by ferry) and beautiful in all seasons, an excellent idea even for a one-day visit.
One of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy, rich in artistic works and monuments and home to the famous Palio, attraction for thousands of tourists every year.
Absolutely not to be missed if you are traveling to Tuscany. A walk among “Banchi di Sopra” and “Banchi di Sotto” the characteristic and famous streets, full of shops, in the historic center surrounding the splendid Piazza del Campo, unique in the world for its shell shape. Right in the square, the famous Palazzo Pubblico overlooking it, seat of the civic museum and the municipal administration. Not to be missed is a visit of the Basilica of San Domenico, one of the most beautiful and important churches of the Tuscan city.
The village of Castiglione della Pescaia with its romantic views and characteristic narrow alleys, is a very popular tourist destination for tourists of all ages. A perfect mix of relaxation and nightlife loved by young people for the trendy clubs open until late, and by those who love the Tuscan cuisine and traditions, with numerous shops in the antique center offering typical local products.
A limpid sea and long and well-equipped beaches are the ideal destination to pass hot summer days in total relaxation.
During the summer season, ferries are leaving daily from the tourist port for excursions to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Giglio Island, Elba Island, Giannutri and Capraia, beautiful and at times wild pearls of the Tyrrhenian Sea, ideal to pass a day of fun and relaxation.