Rosignano Marittimo, a charming medieval town perched on a hill overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast in the province of Livorno, is the capital city of Rosignano. Composed of seven hamlets, all interconnected, covering an area that extends along the coast from north to south, there are : Castiglioncello, Rosignano Solvay and Vada inside; and where they meet, in addition to Rosignano Marittimo, the villages of the hills of Castelnuovo Misericordia, Gabbro and Nibbiaia.
Extra virgin olive oil, wine, wheat and honey are the products of excellence of this land, from the hills to the sea. The typical Mediterranean climate, with the summer sun whose heat is tempered by the sea breeze; and in winter with average temperatures between 2 ° C and 11 ° C, is able to transmit in the fruit scents and aromas of a rich and varied soil.
The municipality of Livorno has about 32,000 inhabitants, spread over a territory surrounded by pine and olive trees in the best tradition of the Tuscan countryside: formerly agriculture was the main resource of the Tuscan city, but today as the name suggests, seaside tourism has grown more and more.
In the hamlet of Castiglioncello, at the foot of the hill where Rosignano rises, are mainly rocky beaches, which are the setting of a fishing village called “refuge” of aristocrats and artists; it is the place where the Macchiaioli movement was born. Further south are the wide sandy beaches of Rosignano Solvay and the Etruscan Coast which offer peace and relaxation, ideal destinations for families with children. Thus, a landscape that lends itself to different types of customers, from families to walkers, cyclists to surfers.
The presence of a Hotel Management school and the frequent demonstrations on gastronomy contribute to enhance the receptive and gastronomic offer and to increase the professionalism of the operators of the sector. Cooking shows, food markets, thematic forums, environmental and historical itineraries aim to highlight the particularities of cuisine and local productions.