Holidays in Tuscany: 10 Things to do on the Tuscan Coast

Description: Check out our suggestions with the best things to do in Marina di Castagneto Carducci in Tuscany to experience a real Italian style holiday.

When you think about the perfect seaside town in Tuscany you think about Marina di Castagneto Carducci: it has a big family-friendly beach, a shady pine grove, fun activities for all the family members. If you ever been in Marina, you know what we’re talking about, but in case you’re looking for some ideas, below we listed our top 10 things to do in Marina di Castagneto Carducci to experience a real Italian style holiday!

First off: Marina is part of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci, that is about 8 km far from our hotel; it’s located on the Etruscan Coast, about 35 km from the harbour of Piombino and 50km from Livorno. Over the past years Marina di Castagneto Carducci has been awarded with the “Blue Flag”, indicating the high environmental and quality standards of the area, and with the “Eco sistema vacanze” by Lega Ambiente.

So, are you ready to have fun?


Top 10 things to do in Marina di Castagneto Carducci

  1. Ride a paddle boat

The paddle boat is something very typical and you really have to rent one. You can easily rent a paddle boat at any bathing establishments on the beach, for a minimum of 30 minutes to the full day. Modern paddle boats often have slides that are perfect for having fun with kids. Last but not least, riding a paddle boat you can explore the surroundings from the sea and have a different perspective of Marina di Castagneto Carducci.

We have a challenge for you: take the paddle boat and find the big raft sank during WWII


  1. Tale a long walk on the beach

If you’ve ever been on the Tuscan coast you have probably noticed that many people walk every day up and down the beach chatting and relaxing. We strongly recommend you follow this Italian habit and take a long and relaxing walk on the beach, better if you choose the sunrise or the sunset.When in Marina di Castagneto Carducci if you walk towards the South, you may spot some historical villas overlooking the seaside: stop there and take a bath, because generally it’s not crowded and the water is crystal blue and low.


  1. Italian aperitivo at sunset looking at the sea

The happy-hour at sunset is a must of every Italian summer. Find a bar overlooking the sea, and enjoy the sun going down into the water. Now, order a glass of local wine, some chips and relax, you’re in Tuscany


  1. Spend the full day Il Cavallino Matto Amusement Park

When you wanna have a super funny day, then you should spend the entire day at Il Cavallino Matto. It’s the greenest amusement park in Italy and it’s immersed in the pine grove, only 1 km far from our hotel. If you have children don’t miss taking a ride on the tourist train!

cavallino matto

  1. Eat local street food

Food is part of your Italian holidays and you have to taste local specialties like zonzelle (fried bread dough), yogurt, fresh centrifuged juices, focaccia, crêpes, and our tasty homemade gelato, we recommend you take the large coppa i Ginepri.


  1. Horseriding

We recommend you horse ride while here: just imagine horse riding on the beach or in the shady pine grove with your family. The stable is located very close to our hotel and the owners are going to teach you how to ride a horse, even if it’s your very first time, and make sure you’re safe while enjoying this incredible experience. Kids can ride ponies at the stable.


  1. Night entertainment

What can I do in Marina di Castagneto Carducci by night? You have a few options: have a panino and a bear at local bars, or go dancing into local discotheques.

  1. A movie under the stars

Arena Etrusco is an historical open air cinema, playing movies under the stars. Just imagine the scene: you sitting in an old fashioned Italian movie theater, eating popcorns and the stars above your head… just a dreamy Italian summer night.

  1. Training in the pince grove

Do you love fitness? Then the pine grove in Marina di Castagneto Carducci is the place for your sport activities. It’s shady, perfect for running, bike riding, walking, stretching and doing whatever you like.

For any other recommendation don’t hesitate to ask.