Località Il Palazzino - via di Bacco 10-12, 57020 Bibbona (Livorno)
On a green hill 7 km from the Thyrrenian Sea you will find Villa Il Palazzino, charming renaissance villa totally, in 2011, lovingly restored. You will be enchanted by the beauty of this historic palace, built in Florentine Renaissance style, where the present is mixed with memories of a rich and eventful past.The elegant double rooms, with private bathroom and condizioned air, offer a blend of tradition, history and modern comfort. The farm produces an excellent extra-virgin olive oil, fruits and vegetables that characterize the preparations of the restaurant, where you can also taste local wines from Bolgheri and Bibbona. The park and the pool are ideal for relaxing. In short:everything you need for a pleasant holiday in Tuscany!
Villa Il Palazzino is a quiet and charming place surrounded by a luxuriant garden with delightful nooks for the use of guests. It offers a breathtaking view on the gentle hills of Tuscany and the sea.
The villa has been 2011 restored with attention to detail and delights with its beauty and elegance. You will be surprised at the beautiful location of Il Palazzino: a unique jewel amidst the enchanting countryside of Tuscany.
Restorations exploited the historical character of the structure and reawakened the origins of the whole area, dating back to the Etruscans: it is possible to visit a small archaeological site in the woodlands and in the field terraces close to the house.
A pleasant walk through the woodlands takes you to the picturesque village of Bibbona and its typical eateries in just a few minutes away.
The farm has six hectares of land and specialises in the production of fine quality extra-virgin olive oil.
Accommodation is in rooms with bathroom and suites with kitchenette, including breakfast.
The owners have skilfully and lovingly restored the lodgings so that they each comprise a theme journey through local history:
- "Leonardo da Vinci" is a double room with bathroom and private sundeck on the rooftop (seaview)
- "Galileo Galilei" is a suite with double bedroom, bathroom, living room with kitchenette (+ bed) and delightful scenic terrace (seaview)
- "Etruscan Room" is a large double room and has a bathroom with jacuzzi (seaview)
- "Liberty Room" is a double bedroom with bathroom (seaview)
- "Il Capitano" is a suite with double bedroom, bathroom, living room with kitchenette (+ bed) and small terrace.
- "Adelina" is a suite with double bedroom, bathroom, living-room with jacuzzi and outdoor space.
- "Casa Minnie" is a comfy country-style house in the olive grove, with patio and outdoor space. It comprises a double bedroom, a bathroom, a living room with kitchenette and with sleeping zone for children.
- "Private SPA Suite": a spacious cottage with double room, bathroom, jacuzzi, sauna, outdoor space (seaview)
The restaurant is opening from June until September every evening (except on Tuesday); the wineshop offers tasting of local wines and products, cheeses, "extravergine" from the farm.
The Palazzino specialises in the organisation of cultural events with a historical theme: our "Etruscan dinners" have become renowned along with the picturesque guided tours of the woodlands with spiced wine tasting.
Marina di Bibbona is 7 km from the agriturismo; this peaceful seaside centre is marked by lots of pine forests. Here you can find beaches with free access or bathing establishments with beach umbrellas.
One of the prides and glories of this stretch of coastline is comprised of the natural beach of the WWF Oasis, which extends from Marina di Bibbona to Marina di Donoratico.
If you love nature and hiking or bike-riding, Macchia della Magona is just a short distance from the agriturismo “Il Palazzino”; this natural reserve has plenty of clearly marked trails where you can spend hours surrounded by green vegetation.
You can also take some very interesting trips in the three parks of Val di Cornia: Archaeological and Mining Park of San Silvestro, Coastal Park in San Vincenzo and, in particular, the splendid Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia. At the latter, you can spend a day at the sea in an uncontaminated gulf and visit both the adjoining Etruscan necropolis and the charming town of Populonia, perched on a cliff top over the sea.
A few kilometres from Bibbona is Bolgheri, a small township that has become famous for both the picturesque avenue of cypresses in the famous poem by Carducci and for the renowned wines made here. Next to Bolgheri is Marina di Donoratico, with a lovely, wide beach and a large children’s fun park (“Il cavallino matto”).
Another recommended trip is to the thermal spa centre, in the town of Venturina (35 km), already famous and popular in the Etruscan and Roman eras. You can take the ferry from Piombino for a day trip to the island of Elba. Anyone who loves the sea and islands can also take a ferry to the island of Capraia, or take advantage of the splendid daily mini-cruises organised in summer around the islands and along the suggestive points of our coastline.
Some of the cities of art close enough for a day trip are Volterra, S. Gimignano, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. Volterra, in particular, is a must for tourists in Bibbona: in fact, during the Etruscan era it was the old city-state of Velathri and the township of Bibbona was one of the territorial outposts that came under its jurisdiction. In Volterra, apart from visiting the rich archaeological museum, the Roman theatre and the many delightful shops selling alabaster products, it is particularly lovely to get lost in your wanders around the medieval historical centre. You can get there along about 30 km of road winding through the hills.
For cultural tourists, apart from the archaeological zone that you can visit in our agriturismo, the Roman villa of S. Vincenzino in the nearby town of Cecina (7 km) is also well worth a visit.
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Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Pleased to meet you, I am Carla Moretti and I am 52 years old.
The photo is of me and my husband, Maurizio Viligiardi
I have been doing this job for 31 years along with my husband.
As well as we cook for the guests, we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops.
It was a desire to to pursue a passion which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests especially like the food.
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