Bolgheri is an ancient village happily and “nobly” set in the green of the woods of the magnificent Metallifere Hills, the village of nobles and wine, the castle, the avenue of cypresses of the poet Carducci, oasis, racing horses, good Kitchen, quiet and cool, in short, the pleasure of living in Tuscany.
The quaint village has developed around the medieval castle that rises on a modest altitude that can be reached through the impressive Viale dei Cipressi, a five-kilometer long road that begins in the valley, on Via Aurelia, right in front of the eighteenth-century Oratory of San Guido: Has been made famous by verses by Giosuè Carducci in poetry in front of San Guido (1874). Not far from the inhabited nucleus, on an altar almost 400 meters above sea level, stands the ancient fortified nucleus of Castiglioncello di Bolgheri, with the church of San Bernardo.
The park still retains the characteristics of the Maremma before the bonifica- tions carried out during the 19th century: in addition to the marsh, where thick canes lie, there are junipers, domestic pines, holm oaks and ash trees. The reserve is animated by a large fauna consisting of roe deer, rabbits, squirrels, shrines, pilgrims, owls, cranes, royal jellyfish, etc. The shelter is open to the public from October to April, only by reservation.
Bolgheri is famous for its historical and landscape features, also for red wines that are produced in the area. Thanks to the particular characteristics of the soil and the microclimate, sunny, dry and moderately ventilated, they are well adapted to the vineyards of Bordeaux origin, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit verdot.
Among the most famous we find the Sassicaia of Tenuta San Guido (in the homonymous area of the hamlet), based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (the historic farm is just in front of the Oratory of San Guido), the wines of Ornellaia and Masseto , Guado al Tasso, Le Macchiole, Grattamacco and Michele Satta.