Tuscany is known for its idyllic villages, well-known vacation spots and lively cities. Many places are known for their beautiful location, but also for their important culture and ambience. So does the small town of San Vincenzo. It is an ideal beach holiday destination for those seeking peace and quiet.
The small community with around 7.000 inhabitants is a popular seaside resort in the Thyrrhenian Sea and is located in western Tuscany. San Vincenzo belongs to Province of Livorno. The city stands for a slowed-down city, less hectic everyday life.
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points of interest & sights
GP Costa degli Etruschi
Less a monument in the sense of a statue, but as a well-known cycle race "GP Costa degli Etruschi", the race takes place every year in February.
The sanctuary of Montenero is named after the patron saint Madonna delle Grazie. The monastery is located on a hill and has been a popular pilgrimage site since the 14th century. Also in front of it are the graves of the famous Livornese Francesco Domenico Guerazzi and Giovanni Fattori.
Marina di San Vincenzo
The Marina di San Vincenzo is a port that is home to numerous cafés and bars. You can take beautiful and romantic walks for two or alone and the ambience of the sunsets is beautiful and relaxing. The marina offers views of the many ships and boats that can be stopped here.
If you are planning a trip with children, the aquarium near the Terrazza Mascagni would be ideal. It is also very interesting for tourists who are interested in the marine life of Italy.
More info: https://www.acquariodilivorno.com/
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
The shopping street is the hotspot of San Vincenzo and offers many opportunities for shopping and the many restaurants invite you to enjoy delicious food and relax after your shopping spree. In this pedestrian zone you can find everything you need - from souvenirs and clothes to lunch and delicious ice cream.
Church of San Vincenzo Ferrer
The beautiful old church invites you to observe the old frescoes. Many tourists like to visit this place, as the church also offers a nice "cooling off", which comes in handy on hot summer days.
Monument to Quattro Mori
The monument of the four walls is considered a symbol of the city and consists of four bronze walls. Above is the statue of Ferdinand the First.
The Mercato Centrale is a market hall in which you can get fresh food from the region.
Museums and galleries
Many museums and various galleries invite residents and tourists to visit. These include the Casa Natale di Amedeo Modigliani, which is the birthplace of the well-known painter and is open to visitors on the weekends. The Municipal Museum "Giovanni Fattori" houses an important collection of works by the famous painting school "Macchiaioli" by the artists Giovanni Fattori and Cesare Bartolena. In the Natural History Museum, in addition to the botanical garden, there are also many references to the landscape of the province.
San Vincenzo's beach
The popular seaside resort has many beaches with great hotels and holiday apartments to offer. Most are close to the beach, have a view of the sea or have their own pool.
San Vincenzo's beach is one of the most beautiful in the country. It is almost three kilometers long and has fine, golden sand. The beach is about 50 meters wide and behind it there is a pine forest. In the bathing season there are so-called Punti Azzuri, where you can borrow sun loungers and parasols.
The water on the beach of San Vincenzo has had the "Blue Flag" for years, which distinguishes the crystal-clear and algae-free water. You also have the option of taking your dog with you to “Dog Beach”, because it is here Stay with dogs allowed.
Principess Beach is a popular spot for both locals and tourists as it always has cold water to cool off and direct access from the accommodations.
Entertainment on the beach
Numerous water sports for surfers, sailors and divers are offered. There are also opportunities to rent pedal boats or canoes and go out to sea.
If you want to take it easy, you can cool off in the cafés or ice cream parlors on the beach promenade, which is only accessible to pedestrians. One of the most famous restaurants is "La Perla del Mare", which is located directly on the beach. Here you also have the opportunity to watch a beautiful sunset while enjoying a glass of wine.
Nature Reserve "Parco di Rimigliano"
The "Parco di Rimigliano" is a well-known nature reserve, over which beautiful sand dunes and pine trees stretch. The park is located behind the beach and offers wonderful shelter from the sun and opportunities to stretch your legs.
Other leisure activities
Besides the water activities, there are other things to do while on holiday in the province: trips to the natural areas, "Monti Livornesi" and "Calafuria", around the city are very popular. The entire province can be discovered using the Hop-On/Hop-Off buses. Buses run hourly and stop at the main attractions. So you can do the sightseeing at your own pace - all you need to do is buy a 24-hour ticket.
San Vincenzo is located in southern Tuscany, directly on the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The most famous sights in San Vincenzo include the medieval fortress Castello di San Vincenzo, the church Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista and the Rimigliano nature park.
In San Vincenzo you can practice various activities such as swimming, sunbathing, hiking, cycling and water sports such as surfing and sailing.
The climate in San Vincenzo is Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers.
San Vincenzo can be reached by car via the A12 motorway or by train via the San Vincenzo train station.
Last updated: 20.03.2023