An exceptional excursion from Follonica is Punta Ala, only a few minutes by car taking Collacchie Road towards the South.
Modern and well equipped residential village with a rational tourist port, Punta Ala rises on a promontory surrounded by the sea in a wonderful position. For its sport facilities, its elegant villas and hotels which are all built respecting the natural environment, it is the most "fashionable" tourist centre of the Maremma.
In the immediate vicinities you can also visit historical cities where there are several important museums. The cities include Tarquinia, Volterra, Populonia, Vetulonia, Saturnia, Roselle, Massa Marittima, Grosseto.
The Punta Ala website is http://www.puntaala.net/
8km along the road from Grosseto to Siena one reaches Roselle 's Archaeological Park.
Characterised by a complex archaeological stratification and surrounded by a fascinating natural environment Roselle has been called the Etruscan Pompei. It constitutes, in fact, an extremely interesting field of research insofar as it contains conspicuous remains of not only Roman and medieval urban settlements (most of the excavations up till now are related to the Roman era), but also of the Etruscan period.
Open to public from 8.30 to sunset everyday. For info, call +39 0564/402403.
The district of Castiglione della Pescaia includes the town of Vetulonia that was one of the richest and most flourishing towns of northern Etruria mentioned in important ancient literary sources. Founded in the iron age (9th century B.C.) in the Bruna valley which was undoubtedly inhabited in prehistoric times, Vetulonia was originally composed of two distinct centers which were unified in the 7th century as can be deduced from the distribution of the sunken tombs dug into the surrounding hills not far from the town.
The most typical feature of the town is that these sunken tombs are inserted into a great circle of stone, from which derives the name "tombe a circolo" ( circle tombs). The splendid and famous monumental tombs date to the 7th century and include the famous Tomba della Pietrera, which is visible along Via dei Sepolcri.
It is open all day.
The Golf Club Punta Ala has begun its activity in the spring of year 1964. The course situated in a panoramic zone with sight on the sea, develops one total length of mt.6.168 with a PAR 72 and 18 holes with reeding and natural undulations of the land, in a beautiful half of the " maremmana undergrowth". The golf club is opened all the year and has a bar, restaurant and driving range.
ph. +39 0564 922121
A "shuttle service" with 16 seats, available for 3 months from 8 June to 8 September, it gives the possibility to go from the tourist Port to the Commercial Centre "Il Gualdo" and the beaches and vice versa, in a comfortable bus with air conditioning.
La Cambusa Supermercati - Punta Ala
At the harbour
Ph. + 39 0564 923.177
HOUSE AND BOAT DELIVERY ON REQUEST
There is also a large shopping center 'il Gualdo' where there are several shops.
There are some banks in Punta Ala, one is
Monte dei Paschi di Siena which is found in the 'CENTRO IL GUALDO'
ph. +39 0564 923087
In winter it is open from Monday to Friday, approximate opening times are 9:00 to 13:30. In the summer it is also open for one hour in the middle of the afternoon. There is also a cash dispenser at the bank.
There is a petrol station in Punta Ala, it is an ESSO station.
Ph. +39 0564 921.006
They also do small repairs on cars/motorbikes
On site repairs on request - Tyre repairer
Bike rent and repairs
June - September - approximate opening times are 7am to 20pm (also sunday).
October - May - approximate opening times are 7am to 19pm (sunday closed, saturday closed in the afternoon).
FARMACIA "Il Delfino" S.n.c.
di Micheli e Del Vescovo
Al Gualdo -Punta Ala (GR) - ITALY
Ph. +39 0564 922.101
Open from Monday to Friday, approximate opening times are 8:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 18.00.
In the summer on appointment a cosmetics specialist will be at your disposal for a free check of your skin and hair.
From 15 June to 15 September there is available a sale point at the harbour (Seasonal Chemistry Point) Ph. +39 0564 923.349
Nearest emergency room & hospital
Misericordia Punta Ala
58040 Punta Ala (GR) - ITALY
Tel. + 39 0564 939.099
Ospedale della Misericordia
Via Senese 161
ph. +39 0564 485111
Emergency service: 118