B&B Follonica enjoys a strategic position to explore the territory. Located in the heart of the city, it is very close to the sea and just a few kilometers from the hinterland and the most beautiful and well-known cities in Tuscany.

Find out how to organize your stay. We offer you bicycle rides, excursions and itineraries in nature,and in art cities, tastings and boat trips.

Exploring the Maremma

Maremma has a sea and beautiful beaches, but also history and culture, art and food and Wine traditions.

The coast

The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago overlook the Gulf of Follonica, which extends between the provinces of Grosseto and Livorno.
The whole coast is characterized by suggestive inlets that host beaches of fine sand.

Cala Violina Beach is just a few kilometers from Follonica; Punta Ala (20 km) and Castiglione della Pescaia (22 km) are towards the south, together with the tourist resort of Marina di Grosseto (35 km), the Maremma Regional Park and its Alberese Beach (68 km), the small harbour of Talamone (77 km) and the Argentario promontory (100 km). Towards the north you can reach Piombino (26 km) – a connection point with the main islands of the archipelago – and the Gulf of Baratti, which is close to Piombino and is very attractive.

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The hinterland

The hinterland of Maremma is characterized by many small towns and spots rich in history and traditions. Just to name a few, Gavorrano – also mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy – is worth visiting since it hosts a mining museum; the Montioni Natural Park with its many hiking and bike paths; the Colline Metallifere area; Massa Marittima – just 36 km away – and Accesa Lake. A few kilometers from Follonica lies Suvereto village (24 km), one of the most fascinating villages in Tuscany with its stone houses, narrow streets and historic buildings.
In addition, we would like to mention the archaeological sites of Populonia (48 km) and Vetulonia (30 km) with its Etruscan museum, the tuff cities Pitigliano (106 km) and the lovely Sovana – which was the birthplace of Ildebrando da Soana who went down in history with the name of Pope Gregory VII during the “investiture controversy”.
In the hinterland there are also many spa resorts. The best known are the “Terme del Calidario” in Venturina (20 km), Saturnia (105 km) with its sulphurous waterfalls and Sorano (110 km) whose waters are rich in beneficial, rehabilitative and detoxifying properties.

Cities of art

The main Tuscan cities of art are easily reachable from Follonica:

  • Florence (170 km) with the Uffizi Gallery and Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Pisa (115 km) with the Piazza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower
  • Siena (116 km) with the beautiful Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio takes place every year
  • San Galgano (68 km) with the ruins of the Great Cistercian Abbey and the Montesiepi Hermitage where the famous “sword in the stone” can still be admired today
  • Montalcino (82 km) enchanting medieval village known for its wine production
  • Pienza (104 km) declared a world heritage site for the beauty of the landscape and famous for its “pecorino” cheese.