OT HOMES is located in the heart of the “Costa degli Etruschi” (Etruscan Coast), a place full of beaches, cliffs and pine forests that includes typical villages as Bolgheri and Casale Marittimo, one of the more evocative and best-preserved village of Italy according to the famous guidebook Touring Club. Bolgheri is well known in the world for the production of wine (Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Massero, Grattamacco and others) and for the Macchie della Magona Park, which is the perfect place fot the lovers of trekking and mountain bike due to its wonderful ways in the wood.
OT HOME is a strategic base camp for a day trip to the most intresting places of Tuscany:
- The historical Volterra, the most important Etruscan city of Italy
- Florence, cradle of the Italian culture, 110 km far
- The medieval Siena (90 km far), with Piazza del Campo and the famous Palio which occurs in July and August
- The ancient Lucca (70 km far) with its characteristic city walls
- Pisa (50 km far) where yo can enjoy, one of the most beautiful squares of the world, Piazza dei Miracoli, which includes the Duomo, the Battistero and the very famous Hanging Tower.
Through the historical villages of the Etruscan Coast are of particular interest:
- The ancient San Gimignano (53 km far), know as “city of the towers”
- Massa Marittima (70 km), a “little Siena”, renowned for its summer events
- Suvereto (40 km)
You can also find:
- Montecatini val di Cecina (20 km), which has an old mine
- Castagneto Carducci (20 km), with its vineyards and olive grove
We also suggest some trips out of Tuscany:
- Rome, which is 3 hours by train
- The Cinque Terre (150 km), a fascinating place in Liguria, well known for the small villages builded on the cliffs.
Both the places are reachable within a day’s time, even by train form the Cecina station.
The area offers great trekking routes both for professional and amatorials sports people. Due to the geographical position one can both have the sea side or the forest trek, the steep or the flat, the sun shining tree free walk of the deep forest experience. Walk from one vineyard to the next restaurant or do a pique-nique solo trek. Let’s put it simple: one can find the experience ones prefers easily with so many options available.
As for trekking the area offers great bikes routes both for professional and amatorials mountain bikers and route bikers. it is undoubtedly for the richness of it’s options that one of the most famous all road biking competitions of Europe goes through our homes: Il Gran Fondo Etrusco.
Mountain Bike Starting from your independent houses you have access to an incredible forest that offers innumerable routes inside and outside the shadow of the trees, giving you the option the live an unforgettable sport/nature experience.
Road Bike The national sport of Italy is road biking and you will be astonished by the beautiful sceneries that you will be able to encounter while paddling. The area offers different options, both hilly and flat giving the possibility to any level bikers to come and practice in a gastronomical and ecstatically unforgettable area of Italy.
Our team would be glad to help you by putting you in contact with possible guides or will simply provide you the needed maps for an indipendent biking activity.
Tuscany is known for it's vineyards and wine production. Aside from having an astonishing vineyard the O.T. farm itself the surrounding region offers unlimited options to get to know producers and wine cellars. We would be glad to help you in the planning of a tasteful gate-away to discover this precious savoir-faire that is world wide famous.
Being a 15 minutes drive from the beach our homes prove themselves as being the perfect base for all beach lovers of all kind, from the lazy lezards to the active sports people. The area offers all kind of sea related activities- surf, kitesurfing, sailing, fishing and diving are just some of the activities that you can encounter in the area.
The Tuscan cusine, made by healty ingredients and ancient recipes, will seduce you: the fish (as the classic “Caciucco alla Livornese”), the meats, the traditional vegetable or cereal soups, the bruschetta, the wild game, the sweets.. you will be able to taste all of this with the excellent local wines .
The Etruscan Coast will seduce you with its fantastic climate, its colours, its scents, the beaches and the hills, the countryside and the wide spaces, the ospitality and the sunny disposition of the Tuscany people, its easy life still made by traditions and values, the cuisine, the summer events, the colorful parties, the romantic sunset and the starry nights.