An experience between red marble, spa and flavors…
Le Dame del Borgo is a perfect starting point for a discovery trip around the Tuscan rich asset natural and historical. An experience that unites the traditional flavors, moments of relax, fascinating cycling tours, trekking or a walk by the sea in the beaches of Costa Degli Etruschi.
THERMAE OF SASSETTA Le Dame del Borgo is situated at only 3 km away from the Thermal service of Sassetta. The thermal water, sulphate-calcium, pours naturally form the ground at the temperature of 51’C and fuels the fascinating thermal structure, built with river’s rocks and chestnut wood surrounded by plentiful woods. The Thermae of Sassetta form path of “wellbeing” with its pools at different temperatures (starting with 38’C), hot tub, sauna, steam room, emotional shower, solarium, holistic treatments with biodynamic products of the farm. A refreshing path for you body and your mind.
Sassetta is enhanced by a particular and suggestive “Art path” achieved with works made by indigenous red marble of Symposium of sculpture, which is repeated every in in July. The sculptures are situated in the most characteristic corner of Sassetta, combined with its chestnut wood identification plate. Walking through the characteristic alleys of Sassetta you can admire, not only the red marble sculptures, but also the particular works of the local artists and the beauty of a town that has more than thousand years..
Inside the woods of Monte Bufalaio (in the forest park of Poggio Neri), it was achieved the Wood’s Museum. A museum to remember the ancient mysteries of Sassetta, like the one of the charcoal burner. The wood’s museum includes:
• The charcoal burner and his family’s hut (made by sod)
• A place where you can have supper and a stone pit
• A henhouse (made by sod too)
• The desiccator
• All the necessary tools to manufacture coal
EXPOSITION OF SACRED ART The exposition of Sacred Art it was staged in the chapel annexed to the thousand-year-old church of Sant’Andrea which aims to show the most significative witnesses of the rich artistic asset. Great symbolic value works and devotional from the Dark Age until the modern age.
The woods of Sassetta offer many opportunities for leisure for the one who favor open-air activities like: trekking, equestrian tourism, picking mushrooms, hunting and cycling tourism. Inside the forestal park of Poggio Neri there are trekking, properly marked, where you can go by foot, with the horses and with the bike. Botanico Pathway is very particular (itinerary n.102) around the ring of Monte Bufalaio. An instructive and suggestive itinerary, with a viewport on the village and a red marble disposed quarry. A path to learn about the Alta Maremma wood and its inhabitant. The trail, is mostly accessible also for disabled people. We provide to our guests the map of all the present trails and the difficulty level.
Furthermore, Le Dame Del Borgo are in a very strategic location for reaching the big centre of historic and cultural interest of Tuscany.
Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa all are reachable within a maximum of two hours by car.
Le Dame del Borgo, are also just 12 km from the sea.
The name of this zone is linked to the presence, in the past, of Etruscan population, it’s proved by the presence of their settlements. Etruscan coast extends from Livorno to Piombino, and it stands out for its unpolluted nature and for the sea many times rewarded with the blue flag, like the beaches of Cecina, Marina di Castagneto, Marina di Bibbona or the wonderful gulf of Baratti. Naturalistic land of the Bolgheri’s oasis. All these destinations are reachable in half an hour from Le Dame Del Borgo. .
VAL DI CORNIA PARKS
Val di Cornia, the last meridional piece of the Etruscan coast, place in front of Elba Island. Its parks remind of an age-old history which started with the Etruscan populations. Val di Cornia parks include the Archeologic Park of Baratti and Populonia, Archeominerario Park of San Silvestro, Costal Parks of Rimiggliano and of Sterpaia, Natural Parks of Poggio Neri and of Montioni. All these are reachable in about half an hour by car from Le Dame del Borgo..
OIL AND WINE’S ROAD
The road of the oil and the wine is situated between the sea, hill and ancient village of the Etruscan Coast. An itinerary to the discovery of farmhouses and wineries, like most popular in the territory of Bolgheri, where you can taste excellent wines, know the production techniques and try out the ties with the gastronomy of this land. A trip to know the elements that most represent Tuscany.
FOR THE CHILDREN
At just 13 km from Le Dame del Borgo, you can find the amusement Park “Cavallino Matto”, the biggest of Tuscany, immersed in the pine forest of Marina di Castagneto Carducci. www.cavallinomatto.it
For a day to the discovery of animals, at just 30 km away, you can visit “Gallarose Park” in Cecina, 5 hectares that hosting lot of animal species from all over the world. www.parcogallarose.it
To spend a day in the water amusement parks, at about half an hour by car, Water Village of Cecina and Follonica.