Today I would like to tell you about a special little excursion that you can easily experience during your stay at Casa Ferruccio: A trip to Puntone Beach – with a magnificent view of the Gulf of Follonica. This stretch of beach is the closest to Casa Ferruccio and easy to reach in the evening.

The view of Elba

Puntone Beach offers a spectacular panoramic view. On most days you can see the impressive island of Elba from here. The island rises majestically from the glittering Tyrrhenian Sea and, with its green hills and picturesque coastline, invites you to dream, hike or sail around it.

Excursion to Puntone Beach - swimming with a sundowner

Elba, Corsica and Montecristo

And that’s not all! In particularly good weather, you can even see as far as Corsica. The imposing island, known for its wild beauty and rich history, appears on the horizon like a distant paradise. You can also catch a glimpse of the mystical island of Monte Cristo, made world-famous by the famous novel “The Count of Monte Cristo”, from here.

Excursion to Puntone Beach - view of Marina Puntone

Trip to Puntone Beach – ideal for swimming

Another advantage of the beach here is the shallow water, which heats up quickly in spring. This makes it the perfect place for a refreshing dip. The pleasant, warm water is ideal for swimming and splashing around and is particularly child-friendly. Whether you just want to relax or spend a day at the beach with the whole family – there’s something for everyone here.

Excursion to Puntone Beach - Italian dunes

A paradise for kitesurfers

In stronger winds, the beach turns into a paradise for kitesurfers. The constant wind conditions and the expansive, shallow water offer ideal conditions for this exciting sport. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, here you can enjoy the fascination of kitesurfing to the full. There are even local schools that offer courses and equipment so you can get started right away.

A picnic with a view

Why not bring a small picnic and enjoy the moment to the full? With a few Tuscan delicacies, a bottle of wine and good company, this place becomes an unforgettable experience. It is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day and admire the breathtaking nature of Tuscany. In summer, there are always beach bars or hawkers selling ice cream or drinks, but mostly cheap sunglasses.

Excursion to Puntone Beach - shallow water invites you to swim

Trip to Puntone Beach – how to get there

There are two parking lots nearby – the first parking lot is a little smaller and free, the second parking lot has more parking spaces, but you have to pay. From both parking lots it is a 5-minute walk to the beach.


A trip to Puntone Beach is a great highlight that you shouldn’t miss during your stay at Casa Ferruccio. The breathtaking view of the island of Elba, and in fine weather as far as Corsica or Montecristo, is an unforgettable experience that impressively showcases the beauty of the Tuscan coast. The shallow, fast-heating water is ideal for swimming and when the wind is strong, the Gulf of Follonica becomes a hotspot for kitesurfers. And it’s only 12 minutes by car – ideal for a short evening outing.

So, pack your bags and make your way to this fantastic place. Enjoy the view, the peace and the magic of Tuscany!

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