Bed&Breakfast Villa il Poggetto lies in a suggestive corner of Costa degli Etruschi, just a few kilometres far from the beautiful beaches of Golfo di Baratti, San Vincenzo and Rimigliano and from many medieval villages such as Populonia, Campiglia and Suvereto.
Spa, tennis, bike tours, visits to archaeological museums, wine cellars and oil-mills are at your fingertips.
Thanks to our privileged position, it is very easy to travel to most cities of art and the harbour of Piombino to reach Elba Island, both by car or by public means of transport.
What kind of holiday are you looking for? Are you interested in nature and outdoor activities? Would you like to relax, committing to you well-being, or to discover all the cultural offers that this area has in store for you?
Well, maybe you do not even want to choose, because you want to like all these kinds of experience day by day. All you have to decide is where to start from.
Sea everywhere: along the whole shore, both north and south, you can find private and free beaches, with soft sand or stones, cliffs and rocky seabed.
At Golfo di Baratti and in San Vincenzo there are diving centres, sailing clubs with sailing and windsurf schools as well as more activities connected with the sea, nautical services, boat and bike rental shops, among which there is an affiliated centre which can bring to our B&B the bikes for our groups of guests.
Along Parco Naturale Costiero di Rimigliano the pine groove is just as appealing and comfortable as the beach, the right place for a walk in every season, to enjoy the characteristic sand hills and the Mediterranean scrub with holm oaks and pine trees, while in Parco Costiero della Sterpaia, between Piombino and Follonica, you will find centuries-old oaks and hundreds of hectares of beaches, woods and clearings.
There are many ways to explore Costa degli Etruschi, for example by bike or on horseback: on the whole province of Livorno there are 170 kilometres of itineraries that you can go through riding a bike or a horse.
When you think about relax you immediately think of spa, especially in a territory where there are many natural sources of thermal water with high temperatures and many organoleptic characteristics that are healthy both for your body and your mind.
Just considering Costa degli Etruschi, in fact, there are four wellness centres built around this philosophy: Il Calidario and Terme di Venturina, just a few hundred metres far from our B&B, Terme di Sassetta and Grand Hotel Tombolo. In particular, our guests can take advantage of special fares at the near Terme del Calidario.
If you want to keep fit, Sporting Club Venturina is the nearest sport centre, with gym, tennis and beach tennis courts. It is open all the year round, and during the summer it organizes swimming courses and other stimulating pool activities.
Our area is a real heaven for all those who are interested in Etruscan history, thanks to Parco Archeologico of Baratti and Populonia, and in Renaissance art, with the walls that witness the presence of Leonardo da Vinci in Piombino, and it is a never-ending source of cultural curiosities for everyone.
Among the most original destinations, you can not miss a visit to Parco Archeominerario of Campiglia Marittima, with a guided visit inside Temperino mine and a tour on a vintage train, a trip to Museo della Geotermia in Larderello and, if you are not too sensitive, to Museo della Tortura in Volterra.
In every season there are many open-air events, such as street art festivals, historical re-enactments, handmade markets and, last but not least, wine and food fairs and feasts. To understand the cultural heritage of a territory, in fact, you have to sit at the table tasting typical food and wines, and in Tuscany you will be spoilt for choice. If you are interested in visiting wine cellars, do not hesitate to ask for information: we will help you discovering the best wines of our area.