Scarlino is a very lovely medieval village perched on the top of Monte d’Alma (250 mt. above sea level). The main attraction is the “Rocca Pisana” (Pisan Fortress) built in XIII century which is definitely worth a visit. In front of it there is an archaeological site with ruins and among the archaeological finds it’s possible to admire the famous Tresaury of Scarlino, that is an earthenware jar containing 100 gold florins of 7 different mints.
Scarlino still preserves its medieval atmosphere thanks to the ancient walls. They start from the Fortness and surround the entire village, made up of narrow streets and alleys, with only 3 main town gates called Porta della Fonte, Porta Scabris and Porta a Mare.
Scarlino has a modern harbour (this port was already used in Roman times), in fact the sea is just 7 Km far from the village. Along the 13-kilometer coast Scarlino, it is a must to visit Cala Violina, one of the most beautiful beaches of Maremma.
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