WELL BEING AND CUISINE

La Sainella is the ideal holiday choice for people who love outdoor life and relaxation. As well as the swimming pool, with its spectacular view over the surrounding countryside, the hydromassage pool and the solarium, there is also a Russian style wooden hut with a sauna, shower, bathroom and sitting room. A half-hour drive away is the Terme Calidario: a large pool for swimming (water temperature 34°), with deckchairs and sunbeds, and a well-being centre, with a sauna, Turkish baths, relaxation area, and massage room.
Don’t miss a visit to the wine cellars along the Wine Route, and to one the many local restaurants that offer Tuscan specialities such as bruschetta and salami, vegetables and soups, pappardelle with wild boar sauce, cacciucco and other fish dishes.

SPORT, TREKKING AND PARKS

Lovers of trekking can visit the nearby “Macchie della Magona” (5 km from La Sainella holiday house), a park with signposted paths through the hills, from one of which there is a magnificent view of the Cypress Avenue in Bolgheri.

Then there are the pine woods, the natural parks along the coast that separate the sea-shore from the inhabited areas. The largest of these is the “Tombolo Meridionale” biogenetic reserve (5 km long and 500 m deep), which stretches from Marina di Bibbona to Cecina Mare. Here you can have a picnic, go for a walk with your children and with your dogs (there are two specially equipped beaches called “Bau Beach”), or go jogging.

Lovers of road cycling can follow the routes designed by local legend Paolo Bettini, former World and Olympic champion and now a national team coach. Those who prefer mountain bikes can enjoy great routes through the pine-woods and the countryside. The climate (temperate throughout the year), the alternation of hills and plain, and the lack of traffic make the whole area a paradise for cyclists.There are various stables in the area, and it is possible to go horse riding in the woods and pine-woods.

Along the coast (Marina di Bibbona, a Blue Flag resort, is only 5 km away) you can try water sports like canoeing, swimming, sailing and windsurfing. At the Cala de' Medici port in Castiglioncello (18 km) it is possible to hire sailing and motor boats of all kinds.

Less than half an hour’s drive from La Sainella are the WWF Oasis in Bolgheri, the mineral park in Campiglia, the archaeological park in Baratti/Populonia, the Cavallino Matto children’s fun park, the Acquapark in Cecina, the Gallorose farmyard zoo, also in Cecina, and the Hanging Garden adventure park in Riparbella.