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June 26, 2020

The most beautiful beaches in Tuscany where you can admire the sunset

Where the sun goes to sleep among the waves and gives you fairytale moments

"The setting sun on the horizon is music at its last note, it's the last taste of the cake, sweeter because it's at the end, destined to stay in the memory more than you've ever tasted before." That is what William Shakespeare said and we couldn't agree more.
For an unforgettable experience lulled by the waves of the wonderful Tuscan sea, for those in search of memorable sunsets, here are the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany where you have to go, to witness the exciting spectacle of the sun diving into the water.

From today there is one more reason to come to Tuscany and treat yourself to a dream experience: the historic Punta Ala La Vela bathing establishment has been renovated to become the new multifunctional La Vela club, an oasis of wellness and summer relaxation in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma. In addition to the establishment, you will find Fitness area, Wellness area, restaurant, bar and beach bar. Not to be missed for an aperitif at sunset.

Cala Violina is without doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Maremma. It overlooks a thick and luxuriant Mediterranean maquis. The beach is clear and grainy, composed of very small grains of quartz. The unique name comes from the sound that the sand makes when you walk on it, reminiscent of the sound of the violin (to hear it you need a certain peace and quiet). Its waters are very clear and the wonderful panorama is completed by the thick and suggestive Mediterranean scrub that reaches the beach. Here the sun finds its favourite bed.

La Feniglia, located in the municipality of Orbetello, is a cordon of sand, called Tombolo, which connects, to the east, the hill of Ansedonia, while to the west, Monte Argentario.  It stretches for about 6 km and is characterized by an expanse of fine white sand, with a pinewood and a forest of Mediterranean maquis behind it that collects several protected species. In 1610 the painter Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, died in Feniglia. On his return from Naples, he took refuge in the unhealthy marshes of this area to escape the problems with the law, thus contracting malaria fevers. A commemorative stele was placed in the place where the dying artist was found, not far from today's Forestry Corps post. Admire the sun that goes to sleep in the silvery water is really a sight not to be missed.

An ancient Etruscan village, Castiglioncello dominates a small promontory which is the last offshoot of the Livorno mountains. A tourist resort of international prestige, by some people nicknamed "pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea", Castiglioncello is endowed with a persistent charm. Red cliffs overlooking the sea, sheltered bays, beaches and coves bathed by clear water, a beautiful pine forest capable of inspiring artists, painters, writers and poets, Castiglioncello knows how to welcome those who visit it. Alberto Sordi was also fascinated by it and on the seafront of Castiglioncello he bought a luxurious villa where he loved to spend his "wonderful holidays". Do not miss the sunset overlooking the sea to admire in one of the most iconic establishments, such as Bagno Roma.

In Capraia the sunset gives the strongest emotions at Punta della Teglia, the far north of the island, and on Mount Arpagna, where the panorama ranges from the Zenobito Tower to the outline of Mount Capanne on the Island of Elba. On the Island of Giglio the sky is tinged with enchantment at Giglio Campese, overlooking the tip of the Faraglione: here the summer sunsets are tinged with liquid apricot, transparent pink, watercolour violet.

The beach of Giglio Campese is located on the north-western side of Giglio Island and is the largest on the island. Situated in the centre of a vast bay, it is framed on the western estrimity by the suggestive Faraglione, a rocky peak of about 20 metres, and on the other estrimity by the Medici Tower. Protected from the winds that blow from the south, the bay is ideal for water sports lovers and for pedal boat trips. The western exposure allows you to enjoy the sun until late in the evening and to watch spectacular sunsets with Montecristo and Corsica in the background.

The magic of the Elban sea that is tinged with the precious shades of the sun is certainly one of the most romantic and suggestive experiences that you can do on holiday and that we absolutely recommend. The West Coast, or as it is better known, the Costa del Sole, is not only one of the most popular panoramic roads, but also the place that sees the last sunset on the island. Right here, particularly in the delightful villages of Chiessi, Pomonte and Sant'Andrea, you can admire one of the best sunsets on the island, with Corsica on the coast.

You can admire the sunset on the beautiful pier of Forte dei Marmi where you can enjoy a 360 degree view. The whole Versilia, with its vast beach and the colours of the Apuan Alps that mix with the maritime ones, is certainly an ideal destination for a sunset moment as it should be. Always a favourite destination of great poets such as Montale, Ungaretti and D'Annunzio, and of great singers, from Edith Piaf to Mina and Ray Charles, Forte dei Marmi is a magical place where the Dolcevita, even in the new millennium, has never waned. The Bagno Alpemare has become the new treasure of Versilia thanks to the Bocelli family who have completely renovated the historic bathing establishment and transformed it into an elegant oasis for their customers.

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