Journey through the Tuscan coast on a motorbike – Tours of Tuscany
From Castiglione della Pescaia to Marina di Carrara
Tuscany is not just a land of green hills, art cities and snowy mountains. Do you know that the Tuscan coastlines run along the Tyrrhenian sea for hundreds of miles? They are the perfect itinerary to discover beautiful towns during spring and summer, maybe with a motorbike. Take this occasion to experience culture, food and landscapes!
In Castiglione della Pescaia you can see the famous Castello Aragonese: it is a Spanish Stronghold dominating the landscape by looking over the coast. Once on the road, head towards Rocchette and then to Follonica, two nice town where you can also stop for a moment. Then reach Piombino, the land full of salt ponds, where you can admire the Castle of the city. Going north, you can stop in the Etruscan city of Populonia, where you can visit the Fortezza and the ancient Necropolis.
But beauty’s not only on the coastline: if you head inland, you will find two wonderful towns. I’m talking of Campiglia Marittima and Suvereto. But as the road brings you again to the coast, you will encounter Castagneto Carducci, aka the birthplace of Giosué Carducci, an important Italian poet from the XIX and XX century! If you want, you can head towards Montescudaio: on a clear day, you will see the islands of Capraia, Gorgona and Elba.
The roads now lead towards Castellina Marittima and Pomaia. Pomaia, in particular, is not always what is seems: apart from the Baccello Food Fest, an enjoyable Festival dedicated to Tuscan food, there is a Tibetan Monastery! Then, you can follow the route along the old Via Aurelia, an ancient Roman route: at a certain point, the port of Livorno will appear to your eyes in all its magnificence.
If you’re a bit tired of seeing coastlines and seatowns, turn right after Quercianella. You will arrive to the Sanctuary of Montener, in a road that follows a historic uphill race. Off from Livorno, let’s head to Pisa. Then, following the Parco Naturale di Migliarino, you can reach Viareggio. We’re ready for the final part of this journey, through Versilia and Forte dei marmi, to finally head to Marina di Carrara!