Bolgheri, situated in the heart of the Etruscan
and not far from Bibbona
, is famous for the Viale dei Cipressi (Cypresses), which gained everlasting fame in the poem "Davanti a San Guido" by Giosuè Carducci who lived here from 1838 to 1848. Even before arriving, the view of the countryside, with the cultivated fields and the typical colours of the Tuscan countryside leaves you
At the end of the Viale, you get to the village from a single arched door, which gives you an idea of the atmosphere that you breathe in the old village. In front of it there is the castle, with its red bricks, creating a contrast of colours with the green of the olive trees and the cypresses which surround
Here everything has kept its original aspect and you feel the sensation that time has stopped. The historical centre seems to have kept its old original urban structure.
Bolgheri is also well-known for its wine, produced from the grapes from the surrounding countryside and also for the stables where famous horses are kept.
For lovers of nature and bird-watching, an interesting stopover is the faunal sanctuary of
Bolgheri, also known as "Padule di Bolgheri".