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Campiglia Marittima


Located on a hill dominating the Val di Cornia, Campiglia Marittima is an ancient medieval village immersed in the fertile and luxuriant nature of the Maremma, standing out among olive trees, rows of vines and the unique Mediterranean scrub that frames a landscape of great historical charm, a former land of conquest of Etruscans, Romans and barbarians in the High Middle Ages.
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A look at Campiglia Marittima
A look at Campiglia Marittima
CAMPIGLIA MARITTIMA (LI) - A narrow alley of the village.  | Luca Spinelli - e-borghi Community
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About the village

On the Peaks of the Val di Cornia
Perched regally on a hill, Campiglia Marittima dominates with majestic elegance the sea and the surrounding countryside of the Val di Cornia, one of the most fascinating areas on the Etruscan Coast. The paved streets and alleys, perfectly gathered in the concentric semicircles of palaces, exude a sense of timeless harmony. This ancient medieval town, enriched by a long history and authentic traditions, is considered one of the most charming villages in the region.

The historic center, expertly preserved within the city walls, is a delightful haven for lovers of Tuscan art, history and gastronomy. Craft stores, quaint museums and typical taverns overlook its characteristic squares, immediately inspiring a deep sense of intimacy and warm familiarity.

The magnificent panorama
From the small medieval village, the gentle symphony between nature and architecture is expressed in a fascinating dance of gulfs, promontories and islands. The Argentario Promontory and Baratti Gulf, as well as the Tuscan archipelago, and, weather permitting, the northern coast of Corsica, form a breathtaking sea mirror, enriching the sensations offered by this little corner of Tuscan paradise.

Historical Showcase: The attractions of Campiglia Marittima
The medieval village of Campiglia Marittima is the custodian of a rich architectural heritage. Among the main attractions is the Praetorian Palace, an imposing symbol of the political and military power of the past, easily recognizable by its tower with clock and bell that dominates the other buildings. This palace now houses the Historical Archives, the Children's Library "The Palace of Tales," the Carlo Guarnieri Museum and the Mineral Museum, curated by the Tuscan Mineralogical Circle.

Also worth visiting are two churches of particular historical significance: the Pieve di San Giovanni, a splendid example of the Romanesque-Tuscan style, and the, our, Church of San Lorenzo, dating from the 13th century and built within the city walls.

Campiglia Marittima also boasts a small 19th-century jewel, the Teatro dei Concordi, now a lively venue for cultural events and meetings.

In the heart of the Ancient Mines: The San Silvestro Archaeo-mineral Park
Surrounding Campiglia Marittima is the San Silvestro Archaeo-Mineral Park, covering some 450 hectares. Here, like a ghost from the past, is the fascinating Rocca San Silvestro, an ancient mining village founded in the Middle Ages to exploit the rich deposits of copper, lead and silver.

Inside, the Museum of Archaeology and Minerals and the Temperino Mine give a fascinating dive into the area's mining past. Equipped with protective helmets, visitors can delve into the 360-meter tunnel to discover the secrets of mineral extraction from ancient times to the present day.

Between Art, Culture and Entertainment
Every year in August, Campiglia Marittima celebrates its history and culture with the Apriti Borgo event, a festival of theater and street arts. Also known as Abc Festival, this initiative combines performances and local gastronomic excellence to celebrate the peculiarities of this small and charming Tuscan village.

From its breathtaking views to its historical and cultural richness and its food and wine delights, Campiglia Marittima is a must-see destination for those traveling through the beautiful Etruscan Coast.

Village of Campiglia Marittima
Municipality of Campiglia Marittima
Province of Livorno
Tuscany region

Inhabitants: 12.647 campigliesi
Center altitude: 231 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Città della chianina
Strada del Vino e dell’Olio Costa degli Etruschi
Municipality
Via Roma, 5 - Tel. 0565 839111
= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • From Rome: SS 1 Aurelia; Venturina exit; then follow signs for Campiglia Marittima
  • From Livorno: SS 1 Aurelia; exit San Vincenzo Sud; then follow signs for Campiglia Marittima
  • From Florence: SGC Firenze - Livorno; highway A11 Firenze-Mare; then continue on the A12 highway; exit Rosignano Marittimo; continue on the SS 1 Aurelia; exit San Vincenzo Sud; then follow signs for Campiglia Marittima

ON THE TRAIN

  • Railway station Campiglia Marittima

BY PLANE

  • Pisa airport
  • Rome airport
  • Florence airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Piombino
  • Port of Livorno

Campiglia Marittima's treasures are not limited to its historical and naturalistic gems. In the heart of a land of hills and plains, among savory vegetables such as spinach and the violet artichoke, the Val di Cornia thistle, better known as hunchback, you will discover an authentic gastronomy rich in flavor.

Don't miss the opportunity to taste the famous Campigliese schiaccia, a superb snack for a break in the local gastronomic tradition. The wines produced in this region, including Bolgheri and Sassicaia, will know how to inebriate your palates giving a refined and elevated taste.

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= distances as the crow flies
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= distances as the crow flies

Campiglia Marittima is present in issue 4 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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