( 05 6456 9736; www.caminino.com ; Via Provinciale di Peruzzo, Roccatederighi; s & d €110-130, d & tr
€140-190, 4-person apt €150-250; ) Few sleeping options can boast an historic atmo-
sphere to equal this now-decommissioned 11th-century monastery 25km northeast of
Vetulonia. Set on a 500-hectare estate planted with olive trees and vines, it offers six
charmingly decorated suites and two apartments with panoramic terraces. Each has a sit-
ting area and basic kitchen, four have wi-fi and three have air-conditioning. Breakfast (op-
tional) costs €5 to €10.
La Vecchia Hosteria
noon-2.30pm & 7-10pm Fri-Wed Feb-Dec) The unassuming exterior of this neighbourhood eat-
ery on Bagno di Gavorrano's main street gives no clue as to the excellence of its kitchen.
The handmade pasta is sensational (we highly recommend the tortelli di ricotta ) and the
rustic mains pack a flavoursome punch. You'll find the town 14km north of Vetulonia,
near the Parco Minerario Naturalistico Gavorrano.
Getting There & Away
Driving to Vetulonia, exit the SS1 at Montepescali/Braccagni (heading towards Brac-
cagni) and follow the SP152 and SP72 uphill to the village.