Points of interest

Some tips on what to see…

Macchia della Magona

This hikers’ paradise is a gem of the Etruscan coast. This area, where the Mediterranean scrub triumphs, is house to a Biogenetic Nature Reserve. It is accessible on foot, by bike or on horseback, thanks to its 40 km of paths and 16 well-marked itineraries.

Fonte di Bacco

The Fonte is situated just right outside the castle’s walls, near the town hall. The structure is composed by: a higher part, the so-called Arco di Bacco and a lower part with the wash-house and the drinking trough, where the water from the higher part used to drain.

Pieve Sant'Ilario

The church, situated in Piazza XX settembre, is the heart of Bibbona’s old town and is characterized by a strange trapezioed-shaped plan, which is the result of an enlargement of the 15th century.

Bibbona

Surrounded by the green of the Tuscan countryside, a few steps from the wonderful seaside of the coast, you can find the characteristic medieval village of Bibbona. The typical medieval town of ancient Etruscan origin presents itself with its simple and pure beauty characterized by paved winding alleys, beautiful small squares, staircases, arches and memorable panoramic views of the unspoiled nature around the town.
As in a journey back in time, the historic center has a suggestive structure composed of a fortress with ancient walls and the Pieve di Sant’Ilario, a well-preserved romantic church.
Going down from the center you can find the Fonte di Bacco, from where water falls and supplies the faucet, which flows in the lower part, into the wash-house and the drinking trough.
Also interesting is the Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Pietà, with its Greek cross structure that recalls the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. For this reason, but also due to the presence of a tomb of a Knight of the Tau and some inscriptions on the architrave at the entrance, the church is the subject of the research to study the symbology belonging to the Order of the Knights Templar.

Bibbona

Surrounded by the green of the Tuscan countryside, a few steps from the wonderful seaside of the coast, you can find the characteristic medieval village of Bibbona. The typical medieval town of ancient Etruscan origin presents itself with its simple and pure beauty characterized by paved winding alleys, beautiful small squares, staircases, arches and memorable panoramic views of the unspoiled nature around the town.
As in a journey back in time, the historic center has a suggestive structure composed of a fortress with ancient walls and the Pieve di Sant’Ilario, a well-preserved romantic church.
Going down from the center you can find the Fonte di Bacco, from where water falls and supplies the faucet, which flows in the lower part, into the wash-house and the drinking trough.
Also interesting is the Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Pietà, with its Greek cross structure that recalls the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. For this reason, but also due to the presence of a tomb of a Knight of the Tau and some inscriptions on the architrave at the entrance, the church is the subject of the research to study the symbology belonging to the Order of the Knights Templar.

Bibbona is one of the most stimulating places to live surrounded by nature since the hills behind the town are part of an extended protected natural area, the Macchia della Magona, woods full of naturalistic paths accessible on foot, horseback or by bike.
The holiday becomes even more relaxing and peaceful thanks to the mild climate and the amazing pine forest in Marina di Bibbona, a well-known seaside town on the Etruscan Coast, with wide sandy beaches characterised by dunes and tomboli, long stretches of dunes covered in a dense vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub. In the summer you can enjoy exhibitions and cultural events in the Fort, you can taste the typical cuisine in famous restaurants together with excellent wines and be swept away by the magical sunset’s colors of the coast. In addition to seafood specialities, Bibbona is also known for the production of Chianina, a cattle breed of old origins.

Bibbona is one of the most stimulating places to live surrounded by nature since the hills behind the town are part of an extended protected natural area, the Macchia della Magona, woods full of naturalistic paths accessible on foot, horseback or by bike.
The holiday becomes even more relaxing and peaceful thanks to the mild climate and the amazing pine forest in Marina di Bibbona, a well-known seaside town on the Etruscan Coast, with wide sandy beaches characterised by dunes and tomboli, long stretches of dunes covered in a dense vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub. In the summer you can enjoy exhibitions and cultural events in the Fort, you can taste the typical cuisine in famous restaurants together with excellent wines and be swept away by the magical sunset’s colors of the coast. In addition to seafood specialities, Bibbona is also known for the production of Chianina, a cattle breed of old origins.