Points of interest

Some tips on what to see…

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Terme di Sassetta

The thermal waters of the Terme di Sassetta are a small luxury that makes the time spent in this natural paradise extremely pleasant. Here you can live in perfect harmony with the elements of nature and the rhythms of the countryside.

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Parco forestale di Poggio Neri

The forest park is an almost intact scrub characterised by oak and chestnut groves, where man has left delicate traces.

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Museo del Bosco

This museum is located inside the park in the woods of Monte Bufalaio, and is a real reconstruction of the structures and tools of the ancient charcoal burners.

Sassetta

The name Sassetta comes from the latin word saxum and means
small rock of red marble on which the town is perched and that is dominated by a scenery of unparalleled beauty, immersed in the wild nature among woods and chestnut groves, on top of which dominates the sea on the horizon.
It is a small and lovely village of medieval origin, feud of the Ramirez family of Montalvo for almost two centuries: it preserves their imposing palace with the adjacent church, Chiesa di sant’Andrea, inside of which there is a baptismal font of the 15th century, a 16th century Madonna with Child and Saints canvas and a gold and rock crystal reliquary crucifix.

Sassetta

The name Sassetta comes from the latin word saxum and means
small rock of red marble on which the town is perched and that is dominated by a scenery of unparalleled beauty, immersed in the wild nature among woods and chestnut groves, on top of which dominates the sea on the horizon.
It is a small and lovely village of medieval origin, feud of the Ramirez family of Montalvo for almost two centuries: it preserves their imposing palace with the adjacent church, Chiesa di sant’Andrea, inside of which there is a baptismal font of the 15th century, a 16th century Madonna with Child and Saints canvas and a gold and rock crystal reliquary crucifix.

Dense woods of chestnut and holm oaks recall the past of the town: the locals have been charcoal burners and woodcutters for generations. While the first profession has almost disappeared, the second one is still practiced. A very hard job, since to work the wood and produce the fuel, the charcoal burner moved for months in the woods with the whole family. They lived in huts they had built, they hunted, gathered the fruits of the forrest and ate while respecting the nature.
The town is one of the leading Italian producers of briar root wood, used to make pipes. Today in the Museo del Bosco the daily life and work of the charcoal burner and the chestnut collector are represented respecting old popular traditions. In the quiet woods of the town you can find natural trails, trekking, cycling and horseback riding paths. In the peaceful countryside, in comfortable structures such as holiday farms is possible to spend pleasant moments of relax surrounded by this wonderful nature.

Dense woods of chestnut and holm oaks recall the past of the town: the locals have been charcoal burners and woodcutters for generations. While the first profession has almost disappeared, the second one is still practiced. A very hard job, since to work the wood and produce the fuel, the charcoal burner moved for months in the woods with the whole family. They lived in huts they had built, they hunted, gathered the fruits of the forrest and ate while respecting the nature.
The town is one of the leading Italian producers of briar root wood, used to make pipes. Today in the Museo del Bosco the daily life and work of the charcoal burner and the chestnut collector are represented respecting old popular traditions. In the quiet woods of the town you can find natural trails, trekking, cycling and horseback riding paths. In the peaceful countryside, in comfortable structures such as holiday farms is possible to spend pleasant moments of relax surrounded by this wonderful nature.