Travel guide Montescudaio
Reach the northern Maremma in just a few hours
Montescudaio is located about 40 kilometers south of Pisa in the northern Maremma in Tuscany
near Cecina. You can reach your accommodation or holiday apartment in the center or your private holiday home in Montescudaio from southern Germany in about eight hours by car. The route takes you via Bolzano, Bologna, and Florence
. The nearest airports are Pisa, Florence, and Siena. Book a cozy holiday accommodation or a holiday home, a villa, or an apartment according to your personal wishes with a garden, Wi-Fi, pool, terrace, and private parking directly on the coast and enjoy a relaxing trip with your family by the sea.
Best travel weather all year round
For millennia, the mild Mediterranean climate of Tuscany has attracted artists, writers, and travelers to the region. Summers are dry and pleasantly warm with temperatures up to 30 °C during the day. A holiday with a pool in Montescudaio
is just right during this time. In the winter months, the mercury rarely drops into single digits during the day. Autumn is the preferred travel season due to the many wine festivals in the region.
Wine, olives, and bread – Enjoying can be so simple
Città del Pane – the City of Bread is what Montescudaio calls itself, as well as the City of Olive Oil and the City of Wine. The DOC Montescudaio is an independent protected designation of origin for quality wine. What more could you want? Life can be enjoyed in your holiday apartment in Montescudaio. Try the famous unsalted wood-fired bread as toasted crostini with a pate of liver and spleen. This reveals the Tuscan cuisine's preference for rustic meat dishes. Pasta and pizza are also available, but both are not part of traditional Tuscan cuisine. You will also find the wood-fired bread in ribollita, a vegetable soup that also satisfies vegetarians. The traditional wine festival Sagra del Vino takes place on the first weekend in October (after the harvest). The red wines are dominated by the Sangiovese grape, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. For white wines, you should try Trebbiano, Vermentino, or Malvasia. If you like it sweet, take a piece of Cantucchino and dip it in the white, smooth Vinsanto – delicious.
With family and dog between the Mediterranean coast and vineyards
Spend your holiday with a dog in Montescudaio
by the sea with your own house or apartment overlooking nature and enjoy the landscape and beaches of Maremma with your four-legged family members. Hike between vineyards, orchards, and olive groves away from busy roads. The Mediterranean coast near Cecina
is about 15 kilometers away. From the hills around Montescudaio, you can enjoy a view over the city, the fields down to the Mediterranean Sea, and the Tuscan islands of Capraia, Gorgonia, and Elba
. The beaches attract with water temperatures up to 25 °C in the summer months and are a nice change from the inland. Explore the surroundings of your holiday accommodation or your holiday home, one of the villas, or your holiday apartment in the center with your loved ones and enjoy numerous natural beauties of the region. Also, take a trip to Castagneto Carducci, Livorno or Quercianella, Castiglioncello, Marina di Bibbona, or Volterra.
Più belli – Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany
City walls, narrow cobblestone streets, a castle, churches, and a panoramic view from the church square over the landscape and the beach – no wonder Montescudaio is a member of the association of the most beautiful cities in Italy (I borghi più belli d’Italia). The castle was once inhabited by the noble family Della Gheradesca. The partially preserved city walls date back to the 12th century. One of the defensive towers, the Guardiola, has also survived the centuries. In addition to the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, magnificent city palaces of the Tuscan nobility and wealthy citizens can be admired, such as the 18th-century Palazzo Guerrini. Even older is the Palazzo Ridolfi. What you should not miss is a visit to the city of Pisa with its famous leaning tower. The sight is a unique experience. Galileo Galilei already conducted scientific investigations from the tower. The construction of the tower took several centuries. It was completed in 1372 when the tower already had a clear inclination. The neighboring Pisa Cathedral dates mainly from the 12th century (and is not leaning). The facade is architecturally interesting as it anticipates the Renaissance and has decorative elements in front of the wall surface. The cathedral was built over a period of three centuries between 1063 and the end of the 13th century. East of Montescudaio is the small village of San Gimignano, famous for its medieval residential towers and excellent white wine. Simply rent a cozy accommodation or a holiday home, a villa, or an apartment according to your personal wishes directly by the sea with a terrace, pool, garden, and enjoy an unforgettable trip right on the beach.