When one thinks of Tuscany, it's hard to not take into account the many cultural attractions here, after all, Italy in its amazing beauty is a country where culture and history seem to have been born as a concept in itself. A last minute holiday home on the Tuscan Coast though will reveal yet another side of this region in Italy, a side of beaches and beautiful sea, of water sports and all that which you can do at the beach. Before we get further on exploring the Tuscan Coast in writing, we must mention that much of it is also dotted by beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag, meaning they fulfill the high environmental standards imposed by earning such and accolade. Most of the coast in Tuscany is “civilized”, meaning it has all the amenities one would think they need by the sea, inclusive of cafes, restaurants, parking, umbrellas, sun lounges, etc. There are pebbly and sandy beaches here, there are also though beaches that still “run wild”, meaning they have not been affected by any human pretentiousness. A last minute holiday on the Tuscan Coast will thus give you the chance to actually pick and choose even in this matter. Enjoy the privilege at its best!
Cozy and beautiful seaside resorts
Yet another venue here on the Tuscan Coast are the numerous resorts, beautiful and cozy. Viareggio is a fine example, with its 10 km of sandy beaches that are ready to show you what life by the sea really feels like. A last minute holiday home on the Tuscan Coast will complete the scene, and can also set you near the resort of Forte dei Marmi, or Castiglione della Pescaia. In San Vincenzo and Lido di Camaiore there are many shopping opportunities and also many restaurants, where you can indulge in the Italian “dolce vita”. Water sports are very popular on the Tuscan Coast, watch out though! Unlike the Adriatic Coast, the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea presents itself with a deeper sea, thus be careful of how much you distance yourself from the shore, as you may find a deep end when you don't quite expect it. Sailing, surfing, kayaking and boating are not at all strangers to daily activities here, on a last minute holiday on the Tuscan Coast. The island of Elba and the Tuscan Archipelago are well worth a visit, and they make a great one day trip here, by boat.
Still, the culture...
As we mentioned, it's rather hard to ignore the culture in Tuscany overall, and to this you can also add the gastronomy, and there you go... you're all set for a last minute holiday on the Tuscan Coast. The wines, the fish, the olive oil, the fresh fruit and the pasta here make up for a culture on their own, and if you combine them with visiting local attractions as well and with spending time by the sea... you won't feel to far from paradise. Suvereto and Massa Marittimo with their city walls have beautiful centers and then there is of course, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Ponte di Mezzo, the oldest bridge in Pisa. In the Tarrottuin in Garavicchio you will find some gardens with beautiful art, explore the religious art in Camaiore and Massarosa and enjoy every step you take in any direction on the Tuscan Coast. It is well worth it.