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The Hermitage or solitary lands

South of Livorno, once the inhabited area of Antignano comes to an end, the Romito coast begins, whose naturalistic features can be considered one of the most beautiful coastal stretches in Tuscany. Breathtaking panoramas follow one another along the Aurelia state road that runs along the coast up to Quercianella, in a sharp contrast of colours that mix up to join on the horizon.

The high steep coast is interspersed with ancient buildings, old watchtowers and coastal castles that reminisce an ancient defense system that left from the town of Ardenza and went as far as Piombino. From the Castel Boccale (Boccale Castle) to the Torre di Calafuria (Calafuria Tower) up to the Castel Sonnino (Sonnino Castle) we retrace the coastal stretch that was the setting for the film “Il Sorpasso” (The Overtaking, 1962), by Dino Risi, where that Lancia Aurelia charged at full speed, only to meet with a tragic end on one of the many hairpin bends along the Romito coastal road, making this place of inestimable beauty eternal and unforgettable.