San Vincenzo is on the "Etruscan Coast" of Tuscany, in the area known as the Maremma. It has a nice harbor with boat moorings and ferries, and a seafront promenade. Its ten kilometers of soft sandy beaches draw sun-worshippers from around Italy and the world, lured by the natural splendor of the coast and the clean water. The beaches are mostly backed by woods and native scrub, though there are also some nice stretches that are right in town.
San Vincenzo is in the province of Livorno, near the promontory called Populonia, not far from the towns of Suvereto and Bolgheri. Elba is a short distance off the coast, while right in its backyard are the important excavations of an Etruscan archeological area. This is a popular spot for water sports and outdoors activities. There is a medieval watch tower that was part of the coastal defense system here, the Torre San Vincenzo. The town is big enough to have a good variety of shops, restaurants and cafes', so plan to enjoy a Tuscan-style seafood feast during your day at the sea!
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