To admire the gulf of Marina di Campo in all its grandeur and splendour go up towards Sant'Ilario or San Piero, the picturesque and ancient hamlets known for the millenary granite quarries where Important monuments and imperial columns have been carved.
In San Piero there is the Church of San Nicola, probably built on the remains of a roman temple, while in Sant'Ilario you can visit the Church of San Francesco.
Between the two small villages on the road that leads to Mount Perone, the starting point for many paths suitable for trekking and mountain biking, along which it is possible to admire the remains of a millenary settlement and endemic animal and plant species, you will find the tower of San Giovanni, erected in the 7th century on a previous Roman site. At a short distance away are the remains of the fascinating pisan-romanesque Church of San Giovanni, the largest primitive temple built by Christianity on the island.
Extraordinary for the beauty of the landscape and the sea that surrounds them are the beaches of Cavoli, Seccheto and Fetovaia formed by golden sand of granite origin that does not stick to the skin and are among the most loved and frequented beaches by young people.
From Marina di Campo starts the excursion to the island of Pianosa. Part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, this small island on the south west of Marina di Campo was once famous as a prison island; today only a limited number of people may go there. Since access was not allowed for many years, the vegetation on the island and the sea around it are still untouched by man.br>
During the summer, you can go on daily boat trips to Pianosa; there are guided excursions partly on foot and partly by minibus, or, if you prefer, you can go round it by kayak, mountain bike or diving.
The chance of admiring the Roman port, the tiny village, the Agrippa Villa and the catacombs that date back to Roman times make a trip to the Island more than worthwhile, not forgetting the grottos inhabited in prehistoric times, the ancient spring, and the beautiful beaches with their crystal clear water. And at the end of your trip there is always some time for a swim in Cala Giovanna.