10 Things to Do in Follonica That You Shouldn't Miss

September 15, 2017 Lean Nau

Follonica is a town and comune (township) of province of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany, on the Gulf of Follonica (Golfo di Follonica), about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northwest of the city of Grosseto.
Restaurants in Follonica

1. Magma - Museo delle Arti in Ghisa della Maremma

Via Bicocchi Area Ex Ilva, 58022 Follonica, Italy +39 0566 59027
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Magma - Museo delle Arti in Ghisa della Maremma

Follonica's heart beats again at the MAGMA. Housed in the restored St Ferdinand Furnace, the city's most historic building, the museum is a treasure trove of wonder, where age-old walls stand side-by-side modern multimedia technology. A virtual journey of discovery across time and space, back to the cradle of the Italian iron industry, against an extraordinary backdrop of industrial archaeology.

Reviewed By GuglielmoMarin - Milano

Impressive: a multimedial and edgy set-up to tell the history of Follonica and its cast iron foundries through the eyes of the people who lived and worked here for the last two centuries and beyond. I was very moved, it was really like meeting all those people, or like going back to those times. Kids of all ages will love all the special light effects: for this reason, it is better to visit it after the sunset or on a clouded day.

2. Cala Violina

Scarlino, Italy
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cala Violina

Reviewed By Naturalchoice - Viareggio, Italy

Try to avoid peak season and Week ends in June/September and you'll enjoy a little paradise. Please consider that this is not a location with plenty of facilities but a pretty natural spot with the plus of a truck-restaurant during Summer Season.
Try to go there when the place is empty.
The beach is perfectly exposed to the South and therefore full of Sun all across the day.
There is a fee for leaving the car parked the whole day as the parking lot is private.
Please note that a nice walking path is linking the beach with Puntone (Marina di Scarlino)

3. Cala Martina

Loc Puntone di Scarlino, Puntone, Scarlino, Italy
Excellent
32%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
10%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 101 reviews

Cala Martina

Reviewed By FranBoyle - Lanarkshire

Small pebbled cove. Lovely. It can be reached through a small and steep pathway amongst the underwood. I found the steps a real challenge. No bars. No parking. No one around in fact. Just two stark-naked chaps. It must be amazing during the spring. Mind your own stool or other Seating.

4. Spiaggia delle Caldane

Isola del Giglio, 58021, Isola Del Giglio, Italy +39 331 932 7471
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Spiaggia delle Caldane

Reviewed By Marcin G - Rome, Italy

Firstly, it is important to mention that there are not many sandy Beaches on Isola Di Giglio. It’s a piece of rock sticking out of the sea. This small beach is a gem on the island. It is accessible from the main port by boat, kayak etc. However, I have also seen people walking to the beach so there must be an access from the land as well. Definitely, worth a visit if you are on the island.

5. Acqua Village Follonica

Via Sanzio, 58022 Follonica, Italy +39 0566 263735
Excellent
31%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 368 reviews

Acqua Village Follonica

Our tropical-theme water park in Follonica, set in ​​75,000 m2 of Maremma countryside, invites you to enjoy its captivating atmosphere of fun and relaxation. For the summer 2015, our unique sensory slide is ready to welcome you with a rainbow of colours:Gin-Co! – an 18 metre-high multi-track slide. Choose between the relaxing or adrenaline-charged routes, through fantastic scenery that will stimulate all 5 senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste. Plunge into a world of pleasure in the Laguna hydro-massage pool and in the pool with more than 1,500 m3 of water and waves that will make you dizzy. Enjoy the Aloha dance, with our instructors of Zumba and Caribbean dances. For only the bravest, there’s the giddy height of the Kamikaze slide, the freefall of the Anaconda parabolic slide and the undulating hills of the Surfing Hills slide! For the little ones, the “Tropical Island” playground includes slides and water games. Have fun in Follonica challenging your friends on the new grass soccer pitch and the beach volleyball court with sand transported from the seaside. New for 2015: “WAI”, the entertaining circus school for children, with games and activities, in collaboration with the famous circus school “Mantica.” To satisfy your hunger, try the new Aloha fast-food with special menus and tasty new products, the fruit shop with fresh fruit salads and creamy yogurt, the ice cream parlour with numerous flavours to choose from, freshly baked waffles, or the water-ice parlour with all sorts of colourful flavours!The new coffee bar and a real hotdog point by Aloha Barfood! For an unforgettable photo record, pass by the Photo Village! Other surprises are waiting for you to discover! Acqua Village Follonica, Come along and have fun! Aloha!

Reviewed By MayoForSam - Galway

Not too impressed by this place, went with my son for a few hours one afternoon during our holiday in Tuscany and had to endure a lot of queuing with plenty of loud Italian teenagers. The wave machine only worked sporadically as well. Stick to the beach, cheaper and more fun.

6. Riserva Naturale Scarlino

Via delle Collacchie, Follonica, Italy
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Riserva Naturale Scarlino

Reviewed By florencekjm - Florence, Italy

The best time is in the morning or in the evening during sunset. For peaople who loves trekking, active tourism.Beautiful natural environment , quiet peaceful surrounding , relatively few tourists.

7. Padule di Scarlino

Strada Provinciale delle Collacchie, 58020 Puntone, Scarlino, Italy +39 0566 844381
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Padule di Scarlino

The wetland of the Padule di Scarlino is a mix of salt water and fresh water, a relict of what was once a typical landscape of the Maremma. Today this type of landscape has almost disappeared due to the reclamation of the marshland.

Reviewed By Alessio C

Per gli amanti della natura è sicuramente un posto da visitare, uno dei tanti "padule" rimasti in Maremma; Molto consigliato anche agli amanti della fotografia naturale, è infatti possibile fotografare in questa zona molti uccelli che vengono a nidificare o nutrirsi nel padule

8. Chiesa di San Leopoldo

Via Cesare Battisti 6, 58022 Follonica, Italy
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Chiesa di San Leopoldo

Reviewed By foodland2015 - Tokyo, Japan

this beautiful church funded in 1815 is still great to look at and amazed that is sill standing without any massive damage after so much time few people a know baptised their kids and got married .Great spot for wedding ceremony I suggest

9. Magictrain Picci - Trenino di Follonica Levante

Capolinea Piazza Sivieri, Follonica, Italy +39 368 710 0147
Excellent
32%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Magictrain Picci - Trenino di Follonica Levante

Reviewed By francesca b

I used to go there when I worked as nanny ... Children loved it ....I can reach many areas of Follonica very easily.... Recommended

10. Cast Iron Gate, Ex-Ilva, Follonica

Via Bicocchi, Follonica, Italy
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Cast Iron Gate, Ex-Ilva, Follonica

Reviewed By Dan Constantin A - Romania

I have stumbled on this gate by pure chance, missing a turn on my way to our host. It surprised me by its size and apparent lack of purpose: a huge, quite elaborate gate on a very anonymous street, with nothing special in the back. There is no sign to explain you what it is, only some boards written only in Italian about some very grim and unimpressive buildings in the area behind the gate. I almost forgot about it, until I have been asked by tripadvisor.com if I can review it. Only then I realized it was something of some importance and checked on internet. This is how I found about the history of Follonica and the significance of the gate. Too bad that the city of Follonica does not make this accessible at least for the people that, completely innocent, happen to see the gate by chance!

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