At Pian delle More it is possible to relax in the spacious private gardens, to start the day with a grand breakfast prepared from local organic products from la Cerreta, just savour the scents of the local herbs and plants and enjoy the nature around you, jump in the pool or lie in the sun while reading a good book, prepare food for the barbecue outside, and so that the children also have fun, there is a playground where they can run around the long pathways that wind their way through the surrounding woods.
Around Pian delle More it is possible to make excursions through the woods with signposted routes on the long paths that wind their way through more than 35 Km of national parkland Poggio Neri, or follow the “percorso poetico botanico” the poetic botanical trails that Tiziano Fratus, a poet and collector of century old trees contrived for us. (www.homoradix.it) We provide our guests with a map of the park which show the paths and levels of difficulty, and also have in our office a guide book for Travelling Through the Maremma in the park in the Cornia Valley and a good guide written by Tiziano Fratus “Gli alberi pensano al mare” – “The trees think of the Sea” with information for collectors of trees when starting from Pian delle More.
For the friends of the sea, we remind you that all the beaches in the province of Livorno have had a blue flag for years and are the best on the beautiful Tyrrhenian coast. About 20 minutes from Pian delle More, it is possible to reach the renowned fine sandy beaches at Baratti, Rimigliano, La Sterpaia, Torre Mozza which are part of the district of Parchi della Val di Cornia and Marina di Castagneto and Bibbona. These are a part of a natural system with typical “Mediterranean macchia” – bushes and pine trees that reach down to the sea. At all the free beaches along the coast there are cleaning services and supervision. For those who prefer more comfort we can recommend the most beautiful private beaches, at the moment our favourite is the Bucaniere in San Vincenzo which offers price discounts on the bagno for our guests and has a really good restaurant. For all of our guests we have sunshades for use on the beach.
For horse riding enthusiasts we recommend “Equitarmonia” – “harmony and horsemanship” at La Cerreta di Sassetta just a 5 minute walk from Pian delle More. Here you can learn to “join up” with a horse in a unique manner.For horse riding and lessons in traditional horsemanship we recommend il podere Sant’Agnese (8 Km from us)
For those that prefer to ride a bike, it is possible to hire one at a specialist shop (mountain bike or “city bike”) nearby and go on tours with different grades of severity, along the beautiful roads with not much traffic which cyclists love. We can recommend a guide from Enrico Caracciolo “Per le strade della Toscana” (On the road in Tuscany) for this purpose which we have in the office.
For more information: itineraries and maps; Cycling Project, shops and guides ; map trekking mountain bike Sassetta ; routes Sassetta Castagneto Bolgheri ; application Gp sies route .
The wellness and Spa fans can choose between a series of activities with special prices:
The Terme di Sassetta SPA is only 400m from us, the best thermal baths in Tuscany. Spa with thermal spring water of 38°, pool of natural local river stone, hydromassage, sauna, Turkish bath, holistic treatmentswith organic products from the farm such as honey and yoghurt. From the pool in the midst of nature, with a wonderful garden and solarium, there is a breathtaking view across the valley. In collaboration with the owners we offer Wellness Packets with evening opening times at the Thermal baths, small concerts, poetry evenings, astrological evenings (star gazing) cultural events, walks and culinary theme evenings (suitable for children from 5 years).
Thermal Lake at Calidario: water 34-35°, there is plenty of space outside and is ideal for families. The children can play here and due to the size the adults can swim extensively. In this complex there is also a Spa area with Calidarium, Tepidarium and Frigidarium ( names of the hot, warm and cold baths in the Roman Thermal baths.) with no entry for children.
Thalasso-Therapy in Tombolo: pool with warm seawater and wellness centre. Children are welcome only at certain times.
NATURAL PARKS AND CULTURE
Pian delle More is the gateway to exceptional cultural walks and places: the Parchi della Val di Cornia (with special prices) where for instance there is the Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia, the Museum in Piombino, the Archaeological-mineral Park in Campiglia Marittima, with mines andSan Silvestro Fortress and Campiglia Fortress. The museum and Parco della Geotermia di Larderello, (geothermic park in Larderello) Niki de Saint Phalle Tarot Garden in Orbetello and the Art Garden from Daniel Spoerri in Seggiano.
The village of Bolgheripraised by Carducci with its Cypress tree allée, the medieval villages Suvereto, Castagneto Carducci, Campiglia Marittima, Sassetta, Populonia, Monteverdi are not far away, and a 40 minute drive away is the magical location Volterra and the village Massa Marittima with its famous Piazza.
To discover and intensify the gastronomical riches in the region we can recommend restaurants – with typical Tuscan cuisine and dishes based on meat and fish – wine tasting at renowned Vineyards and shops and farms that sell local high quality products.
Activities for Children
Luckily, the children that are guests at Pian delle More can have tickets at a reduced price for many of the amusement parks in the area. The Cavallino Matto in Marina di Castagneto, the Park Sospeso in Riparbello, the Acqua Village in Cecina and Follonica, the Park Gallorose in Cecina and the Acquario in Livorno.
Pian delle More is only 2 Km from the medieval village of Sassetta that offers our guests everything they need – chemist shop, grocers, bar, doctor, newsagents, restaurants and pizzerias.
And of course we would like to remind you that the large cultural centres in Tuscany – Florence, Lucca, Siena and Pisa – can all be reached in max. 2 hours.