Golden beaches, art, salt water and good food at the centre of the Costa degli Etruschi

San Vincenzo lies at the centre of the Costa degli Etruschi, a strip of land that runs from Livorno down to Piombino.
Its strategic position and excellent road and rail connections make it possible to quickly reach the great cities of art such as Florence, Pisa, Siena and Rome. In the surrounding area, moreover, a very interesting tourist offer unfolds, ranging from the author's wine cellars to the thermal baths, from the most beautiful parks in Tuscany to the suggestive medieval villages of the hinterland, from the vast sandy beaches to the cliffs of the promontories that conceal coves so hidden as to be almost unreachable.

Environmental sustainability and land quality

Nowadays the term ''sustainable'' belongs to the common vocabulary and is used more or less appropriately.

Phenomena, which are now observable and widely documented, such as environmental degradation and climate change are leading to a greater awareness of what needs to be done so that our natural heritage remains as' unaltered and transmissible to future generations as much as possible.

Tourism in our area has been present for more than a century now, and environmental protection has great significance for us.

The unspoiled sea, fine golden beaches, sinuous hills and mild temperature attract large numbers of visitors attracted by the prodigious and hospitable nature present in San Vincenzo and the Etruscan Coast.

The Municipality of San Vincenzo has already been committed for several years to ensuring the level of environmental sustainability of its territory.

The Rimigliano Nature Park is testimony to this. It constitutes, in fact, an effective model of ecological management of one of the green lungs of the Etruscan Coast.

The protection and enhancement of this place is also due to the activities of Parchi Val di Cornia, a company founded by the Municipality of San Vincenzo together with other neighboring municipalities and whose work has succeeded in improving the usability of several areas of fundamental historical, cultural and environmental importance, such as the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia and the San Silvestro Archaeo-mineral Park.

With the understanding that the art of hospitality has dynamic characters and must be constantly improved, public administrators and tour operators work to offer services and products that live up to the parameters used to assess the sustainability and quality of a place. St. Vincent has obtained, with this commitment, recognitions related to its ability to welcome families with children and accessibility by the disabled.

Blue Flags

is an international award established in 1987 in the 'European Year of the Environment and awarded annually in 73 countries, initially only European, more recently also non-European. Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label for the certification of environmental quality of seaside resorts.

For more than ten years on our beaches has been waving this award given to us by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which, following analyses and evaluations carried out by their delegates in Italy, judges our bathing waters to be unpolluted and the services offered by the bathing establishments to meet the required parameters.(Water Quality)

Green Flag

awarded by a sample of paediatricians who judged San Vincenzo to be 'child-friendly', for our special attention to the needs of the youngest in terms of the pleasantness and safety of the area (public parks, pedestrian areas, safe beaches, etc.).

Lilac Flag

awarded by a national association made up of disabled and non-disabled people, tour operators and municipal administrators, interested in identifying optimal solutions for inclusive tourism and given to administrations that are committed to following a path of improving the accessibility of their territory.(link)

To these important certifications, we must add the Green Beach. The Green Beach located inside the Rimigliano Park (entrance 5). The equipment on the path, which connects the parking area to the beach, allows the disabled to independently access the sea and promotes sustainable activities such as cycling tourism. The three Tuscan Green Beaches (San Vincenzo, Castiglione della Pescaia and Montignoso) were realised with funds from the European MitoMed + and INTENSE projects.