- Category Environment and Nature
Cala Violina: crystal clear sea and uncontaminated nature
Cala Violina is situated in the Gulf of Follonica, the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve and the Coast of Scarlino Protected Natural Area of Local Interest: it is one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Tuscany.
Cala Violina is part of the municipality of Scarlino, in the province of Grosseto. Cala Violina (“cala” is the italian for cove) is a public beach in the shape of a half-moon, offering white sand and crystal-clear water.
The blueness of the water and the whiteness of the sand, combined with the greenery of the woods, provide a sublime image. The water is so clear that you can see each grain of sand, each little fish that swims around your feet.
The name comes from a local legend whereby the sand emits a sound when you walk upon it, reminiscent of a violin melody. This is only possible in the winter, because the beach gets quite crowded during the summer, especially at weekends. Due to the huge influx and to the fact that the cove is not very big, we suggest that you get to Cala Violina early in the morning. In fact, there is a limited parking space: once it fills up you can’t access the beach.
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