Explore the Tuscan coast

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Experience the coastal landscape of Tuscany

The coast alone is certainly not the main reason for traveling to Tuscany - rather, people there are drawn to the medieval cities and small towns with their cultural sights, such as Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano or Volterra. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting the coastal regions of Tuscany not just for a beach holiday. There you will find romantic fishing villages, impressive landscapes, pine forests and hidden bays. It is often not far from the interior of the country to the coast and many holidaymakers who have booked a holiday home in the Tuscan hills take a day trip to the beach.

If you are more interested in recommendations of individual beaches in Tuscany, this is an option this report on a tour of Tuscany.
Now let's imagine exploring the Tuscan coast from north to south by car in one day (of course you're welcome to try that in practice, but you can't manage to see everything in one day). . The SS1, or E80, an old expressway, runs along the entire coast. The Aurelia variant, as it is also called, is usually well signposted. However, those who drive the SS1 should not be in a hurry. The toll motorway ends shortly before Cecina anyway and merges into the SS1, which then no longer costs any tolls on its further course south (until it merges again with the A12 near Civitavecchia, south of Tuscany).


From Carrara to Pisa

We start our tour in the very north of Tuscany, at Carrara. From there we continue via Viareggio to Pisa and its coastal town of Marina di Pisa…read more

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From Livorno to Cecina

Explore the large port city of Livorno, then via Rosignano Marittimo with its beach town of Vada until you reach Cecina…read more

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From Bibbona to Follonica

Cecina is adjoined by the seaside resort of Bibbona, which certainly offers more than just the beach. Then we continue via Castagneto and San Vincenzo and Piombino to Follonica…read more

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From Scarlino to Grosseto

Before You Grosseto You should definitely make a detour to Punta Ala or Castiglione della Pescaia, even if these places are not directly on the way. But the small towns of Gavorrano and Montepescali in the middle of the hilly coastal landscape are also worth seeing…read more

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From Grosseto to Monte Argentario

Our coastal tour through Tuscany is slowly coming to an end. With Talamone and the Monte Argentario peninsula, however, there are still some highlights awaiting you that should not be missed ...read more

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Last updated: 06.02.2024

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