Do you know Tuscany? For someone, like me, who comes from this region, Tuscany is definitely not all the same. Seaside, mountains, cities, country, wine regions: the variation is big, and we “toscani” all have our favourite spots. Personally, I am in love with Florence, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta or “little Athens”, and the very places where I come from : Follonica and Punta Ala. Here is where I came to relax, train for Marathon des Sables, regenerate, and …eat, of course!
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A lively village on the sea, with prices for any budget, sport, activities and many coffee shops, stalls, restaurant. It gets almost too busy in summer.
Best Place To Eat And To Stay
And the best hotel? Organised by the Swiss, but located on a beautiful and lively beach, Golfo del Sole, better known in the village as villaggio svizzero, is a very good value for its price. Wooden bungalows with breathtaking views are literally 5 seconds from the beach.
A calmer and more luxurious option? With its elegant Yacht Club, Golf Club with incredible views, and 5 stars hotels, Punta Ala is a real gem. Tourists often drive there and wonder: where is the village? Villas and apartments are so deeply hidden into the green, that one can’t see them. Punta Ala is famous for its sailing and for being blessed with incredibly nice weather: its sky is often blue and free of clouds also when, all around, the weather is grey or miserable – the wind and position often clear the clouds away. Wonderful in summer, quite boring in winter in my opinion (but don’t tell locals! They love it), Punta Ala is perhaps my favourite place in the world.