This typically Italian beach site, on Tuscany’s popular coast, is ideally situated for trips to Pisa in one direction and Florence in the other. Baia Verde is a well equipped site with a good bar/restaurant, amongst other amenities. The 1,150 touring pitches, with 3A electricity, are all under shady pines and are marked. The site has direct access to a sandy beach, a focal point for many games and activities, and a great spot to enjoy the glorious sunsets for which the region is celebrated. There is an attractive beach bar serving food at set times. When we visited in June, the cicadas were in full throat! The site has an impressive range of amenities, including a busy shopping and restaurant complex which are a distance from some of the pitches. This is a huge site, very popular with Italians in peak season, with an entertainment programme primarily aimed at youngsters. The programme includes a beach gym, various sports tournaments and loud evening discos. There is plenty to do on the beach – pedaloes and canoes are available for hire, along with loungers and parasols – and there’s plenty to see in the area. A small number of mobile homes are available to rent.
Florence, Siena and San Gimignano are all within reach. A number of excursions may be booked on site and a free shuttle bus links with the ferry terminal for trips to the Tuscan islands.
This is a large site, almost completely in shade, which is welcome during hot spells. It becomes very busy and possibly congested in high season. The region has a great deal to offer visitors. Trips can be made into the hills inland (with excellent walking and mountain biking) as well as to the pretty port of Piombino. From there, a 40-minute ferry journey will take you to Elba’s capital, Portoferraio. The island has much of interest, not least as a result of its Napoleonic heritage.