The town features narrow alleys, stairways, and arches, which take visitors back in time, and is situated just a few kilometres from the sea, where the beaches have been awarded the green flag ecolabel for cleanliness and family-friendly services.
Marina di Bibbona and its beach facilities
The well-known seaside resort town of Marina di Bibbona is also known as Marina del Forte due to its proximity to the Bibbona Fortress, which was built in 1785 as a coastal outlook and defence against pirate attacks.
The coastal area boasts fine sandy beaches, clear waters, and facilities for both families and sports enthusiasts, many of whom come here to enjoy water sports like surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, and diving.
The all-inclusive hotels in Bibbona offer guests the opportunity to spend a carefree holiday relaxing by the sea, and enjoying sports and leisure activities.
The coastline’s natural features include sand dunes and typical Mediterranean scrub vegetation, which separates the beach from the hinterland and helps protect the inland agricultural areas from the winds of the sea.
Just 8 km outside of Marina di Bibbona is the WWF Oasis of Bolgheri, where visitors can observe storks, deer, and migratory birds.
Fun fact: Bolgheri is famous for its production of numerous DOC and DOCG wines, one of the most popular of which is “Sassicaia”. Consequently, Bibbona is one of the stops on the famous “Strada del Vino”, boasting splendid trails through vineyards and centuries-old olive groves. Here, visitors can stop in for tasting sessions at the various renowned wineries along the road.
A city rich in art and history
Home to religious buildings and finds dating back to the Etruscan-Villanovan period, a holiday in Bibbona offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in both art and history. The symbol of the city of Bibbona, an original bronze statuette of a goat, is on display at the Archaeological Museum of Florence. The city is also home to works by Leonardo Da Vinci, such as the Church of Santa Maria della Pietà, which the artist is said to have helped design.
The greenery and the pine forests
Marina di Bibbona is situated between two splendid pine forests, which line the coast northward up to Marina di Cecina. Nature lovers will therefore have every opportunity to enjoy walking, cycling or horseback riding in the pine forest, or simply stopping off for a pleasant family picnic.
One must-see attraction is the Macchia della Magona park, which features a 1635-hectare Biogenetic Nature Reserve, as well as an archery range, and various trekking routes.
Cycling: an ancient passion
Home to the famous world champion Paolo Bettini, who began his training here, Bibbona has become an ideal destination for cyclists.
In fact, the Etruscan Coast is an ideal place for bicycle enthusiasts. It offers a wide range of routes immersed in nature, suitable for both professionals and recreational cyclists.
For mountain biking enthusiasts, the “Granfondo Costa degli etruschi” mountain bike race is held in the Macchia della Magona woodlands.