Campiglia Marittima has a history dating back for centuries and evidence of its long and colourful history can be seen around the town. It is dominated by the huge castle, first built in the 8th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 13th centuries. The city gates are certainly as old as the castle and are decorated with the coats of arms of Counts from Pisa, Florence, Campiglia and Gherardesca. The town has an interesting church and a Praetorian Palace as well as local shops, banks and restaurants making it an ideal base for exploring the cultural cities in the area.
The nearest beach to your holiday home in Campiglia Marittima is just 5km away. The sandy beach at San Vincento is a public beach and Rimigliano Park has a picnic area overlooking the small port. Sailing, surfing and wind surfing can all be enjoyed on the clear waters.
The countryside around your holiday home has some beautiful scenery best explored by walking and hiking around the area. Mountain biking is also popular, along with golf, horse riding and fishing.
Livorno is known as the Tuscan Gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. It has a port and a number of canals and is a popular bathing resort with its pink stone cliffs and crystal-clear sea. Visit the Aquarium, the racecourse and the Terrazza Mascagni which has wonderful views of the area.Florence
The ancient city of Florence, known for its architecture and art, is approximately 130km (80 miles) from your Campiglia Marittima holiday rental. Art lovers will revel in the art museums, and the rich frescoes and artworks in the many churches in the city. The Duomo has a dome which is 600 years old, and is still the largest brick-built dome in the world. Climb to the top for excellent views of the city. The nearby Campanile (bell tower) and baptistery building are both acclaimed works of architecture.Sienna
Sienna is an important city just 96km (60 miles) from your villa in Campiglia Marittima. It has some fine architectural treasures with a magnificent Cathedral, or Duomo. The Town Square has many fine buildings and is the location of the Palio Horse race. This cultural pageant is performed on horseback, by skilled riders (contrada) without saddles, and the aim is to win the Palio, an ancient painted cloth. It takes place on July 2nd and August 16th each year. It is accompanied by many celebrations, ancient costumes, church blessings and feasts.
Winters are mild and summers are long, dry and sunny, which is why holiday villa accommodation in Tuscany is so popular. From April to the end of October temperatures range from 19-32C (66-89F) with more rain during the winter months.
The nearest airport to your Campiglia Marittima holiday rental is Pisa (PSA) Airport, about 80km (50 miles) away. The town of Campiglia Marittima has its own railway station for those wanting to travel around the area by train, but generally a car is required to make the most of the area.