Castiglioncello is one of the most celebrated beaches of
the Tyrrheanian Sea.
The Tyrrheanian Sea is known in Italy and abroad for the
beauties of its landscape, for the quality and accuracy of its services
and in addition, its cultural and associative promotions.
Hotel Leopoldo offers both a summer and a winter stay
with the best services in a cozy atmosphere and accurate ambience.
Rooms and apartments with bathrooms, air conditioning,
TV, fridge, parking place and garage, fax service, shuttle-taxi,
American bar, restaurant, pharmacy, laundry, horse riding, tennis and
mountain bike are available.
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- Breakfast in room
- Open all night
- Right for groups
- Safe in the hotel
- Bureau de change
- Small pets allowed
- Open the year round
- Facilities for the disabled
- English and French spoken
- All major credit cards accepted
- Non smoking areas
- Car park facilities
- Restaurant in the garden
- Tennis court
- Treatment available
- Children's playground
- Private beach complex with reduced rates to hotel
Hotel car service available for transport from/to
airport or train station.
The Etruscan Coast:
Many think that the Etruscan Coast simply consists of
only the sea and beaches...
... there is however much more to the Etruscan Coast.
You will discover a very complex region where nature and
art recount the history of thousands of years. This is the land that
enchanted the Etruscans, who lived here and exploited the enormous
wealth of the land.
The Etruscans discovered the mines of the Fucinaia
Valley, near Campiglia, and they are the ones who began the growing of
olives and the viticulture that over the centuries have shaped the
landscape of the hills of this area as they rise behind the sea.
The powerful Etruscan fleet ploughed the Tyrrhenian Sea,
sailing from the harbours of Vada and Baratti, while already in the 5th
century Populonia coined its own money.
After the end of the Etruscan period, this part of the
Tuscan coast was under the control of the first Roman domination, and
then saw the birth of the feuds in the early Middle Ages.
A great number of castles and fortified villages built
on the hills are still in existence. In fact, it is here, along the
Etruscan Coast that the most significant examples of Medieval
architecture in all of Tuscany can be traced.
Probably it is not by chance that the oldest Italian
family living today, that of the Della Gherardesca counts, Longobard in
origin, had chosen to live just in front of this strip of the Tyrrhenian
This territory is rich in artistic evidence of several
epochs, but it is also an area of remarkable naturalistic value where
oases and parks protect the local "Mediterranean maquis" and
the numerous animal species that still live here.
Art and nature, traditions and enogastronomy: the
Etruscan Coast is a source of continuous discovery and not only during
the summer months.
This charming area was well known for more than seven
centuries as the route for kings, emperors, monks and nuns or simple
It was around the year 1000 that the religious unrest in
Europe led to devotional journeys with precise destinations: Rome, the
site of the martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul and arguably the
lighthouse of Christianity; the Holy Land, in search of the places of
Christ's passion; Santiago di Compostela, the extreme western point of
the continent beyond which it was thought no other lands existed and
where the Apostle James had been buried.
If not originating with this route, the famous saying
"All roads lead to Rome " certainly found confirmation in it.
Entering Italy from the Valley of Aosta, the Francigena
Way descended towards Rome through Piacenza, Parma, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia,
Florence and Siena, crossing then the Val di Chiana.
The route barely reached Pienza, while it touched
Montepulciano and Chianciano Terme before bending south in the direction
of Bagno Vignoni, Radicofani, Viterbo and finally Rome.