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San Vincenzo

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About San Vincenzo

San Vincenzo is idyllically positioned on Tuscany’s Etruscan Coast, between Piombino and Livorno. Here there’s golden sand, and cobalt water on one side, and lush pine forests and olive groves on the other. For our Gurus San Vincenzo is a beautiful and historic pick, but for many it’s flat out a beach resort, and the accommodation options in San Vincenzo reflect that, with numerous seaside hotels hugging the beautiful coastline. However the best places to stay in San Vincenzo also include converted villas in the historic part of town, and a smattering of repurposed farmhouses and villas in the hills behind the town.

San Vincenzo’s blue flag beach, with its fine, golden sand, does deserve all the attention: it’s gorgeous, with large stretches of patrolled beach, and bathing, watersports, and hospitality businesses adding to the pristine environment and comfort for visitors. There also an historic tower overlooking the beach, and a collection of impressive fortifications and lookouts up and down the coastline, which were once defence against pirates, and certainly add to the exotic appeal. The port, once a trading port, is now popular with yachts-folk.

In addition to recommending San Vincenzo to sailors, beach-breakers, families, romantics and watersports enthusiasts, it's also a good option for walkers and naturalists: the Rimigliano Natural Reserve sits just behind the town, an area of 120 hectares of dunes and woods, home to all sorts of fascinating flora and fauna. The best places to stay in San Vincenzo make a great base for exploring the treasures of the Etruscan Coast, like the thermal springs at Venturina, and the region’s charming medieval towns. Elba is just off the coast. If you’re here for historic beauty you’ll have plenty to explore when it comes to architecture, art, archaeology; there's also a great variety of shops and places to eat and drink.

The Best Places to Stay in San Vincenzo

For an Intimate Escape

  • Poggio ai Santi is an elegant Tuscan country villa, not far from the coastline and surrounded by lush gardens and olive groves. Its 11 rooms and suites are simply decorated, with wooden floors, creamy, rustic details, huge beds, and private patios. Poggio ai Santi also has a fantastic bar and restaurant, where they serve locally sourced food and wine. Gourmet and romantic.

Prefer a Self-catering Apartment or villa?

  • Sometimes a villa or apartment is the best option if you're travelling in a larger group, so if you decide that you'd prefer a self catering option, check out our online booking partner, booking.com for some inspiration.

Travel Information

  • San Vincenzo’s closest international airport is Pisa International Airport, which is about 50 minutes away by car and just under two hours by train. Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci is also worth considering; it’s about an hour and a half away by car, or just over three hours on the train. Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi International Airport, is another option, about three hours distance by road.
  • If you're looking to hire a car, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars.
  • San Vincenzo is beautifully positioned on the Etruscan Coast, so it has the Mediterranean hot, dry summers and mild winters. Spring warms into summer, and in July and August you can expect temperatures around 30°C, so if you prefer milder temperatures April and June will be the best time to come. Easter in Italy is always a special time to visit. Summer is definitely the most popular time for visitors to San Vincenzo, the Tuscany On Festival is held each year during mid-August, when attendees can expect lots of musical events.

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Best Hotels in San Vincenzo

  • Residenza Santa Cecilia San Vincenzo (Tuscany) from £108

    Families  -  Ideal for family vacations, spacious two-bedroom apartments and a child-friendly pool that's just shallow enough for safe play
    Romantic Break  -  Each suite boasts a balcony with stunning sea views, setting the stage for intimate breakfasts and serene sunset aperitifs
    Riding  -  Saddle up for a serene horseback ride through lush landscapes, blending adventure with breathtaking views of the sea
    Wine tasting  -  Wander through ancient vineyards, sipping on world-renowned wines that capture the essence of the Etruscan Coast
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    Self-contained suites and apartments just steps from San Vincenzo's vibrant shore. Modern interiors make the most of sea views with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus some rooms have balconies. Guests can enjoy an all-day café, an indoor pool, as well as farm-to-table breakfasts and evening charcuterie. See More

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  • Poggio ai santi San Vincenzo 11 rooms from £146

    Romantic Break
    Foodies
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 12.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays

    Wonderful Tuscan country villa with sweeping views over the valley below. Elegant and simple suites with parquet floors, huge beds, and private patios. Fantastic Italian food and wine sourced locally. A romantic and very gourmet country escape. See More

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  • Mariva Dune San Vincenzo (Tuscany) from £457

    Eco break  -  An eco-friendly Tuscan retreat dedicated to sustainability, featuring a 0km menu and local conservation efforts
    Sights nearby  -  Journey through Tuscany’s villages, where ancient wineries and lush landscapes promise unforgettable memories
    Total relaxation  -  Discover a new kind of luxury in suites nestled in sand dunes, where the sound of waves invites tranquility
    Active Holiday  -  Thrillseekers will delight in a range of activities from yoga to watersports in Tuscany's tranquil seaside
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A Tuscan paradise, perched between Bolgheri and Baratti. Chic design blends seamlessly with nature, offering a serene yet modern escape. Facilities range from a private beach and eco-friendly suites to a gourmet restaurant serving local flavours. Tranquility meets wild beauty in an idyllic spot. See More

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