Bolgheri – Suvereto – Populonia – Golfo di Baratti

A journey through poetry, countryside and good wine starting from Bolgheri that ends at the Populonia's Castle. The first stop in the morning is the world-known Avenue of Bolgheri, made famous by Giosuè Carducci's verses, which leads to the village the poet loved so much. Bolgheri has a charm all of its own, near the sea and surrounded by countryside where vines and olive trees thrive. This little town with its unspoiled architectural harmony is dominated by the red brick castle which guards the entrance to the village of narrow paved streets and old stone houses bright with geraniums.

Bolgheri is the perfect place for wine lovers. Here you can visit a winery and taste Super Tuscans wines. Then we will reach Suvereto, a splendid medieval village whose origins date back to before the year 1000. Situated on the slopes of the hills overlooking the Costa degli Etruschi is a true jewel, rich in history and art set in the green valley of the River Cornia. This village is perfect for enjoying a delicious lunch in a typical Trattoria or Enoteca. After lunch, we can stop in Populonia and Golfo di Baratti. Populonia was an Etruscan city, famous in the ancient world for working and trading in iron. The village, is situated on top of a hill and it is surrounded by the sea. Inside its medieval walls, built to defend against pirate attacks from the beginning of the XV century, are the museums of Etruscan and Roman artifacts found in the surrounding area and the sea.

You will have a chance to stroll the streets, browse shops or climb the castle tower for a dramatic overlook of the Elba Island. A panoramic road offering wonderful views connects Populonia with the Gulf of Baratti where there are numerous reminders of Etruscan times. The 80 hectares’ archaeological park, which can be visited along organized routes, combines history and archaeology in an unspoiled natural setting.

Shopping Mall: Tuscany is not only a magnificent land of culture, good wine and food. Just 24 miles outside Florence, you can find some of the most famous outlet stores of Italy that offer large discounts on some of the well-known fashion designers from 30% to 60%: Gucci, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Loro Piana,Valentino, Ferragamo, Zegna, La Perla, Tod's, Fendi, Stella McCarthey, and Yoji Yamamoto. The Malls are elegant structures where you can find bars, restaurants and English speaking staff who will always advise the best in your purchases. It’s possible to add this tour to a visit of Florence or other villages of the area where you will have some free time to relax and enjoy Tuscany.

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