Cala Violina is a suggestive cove of the Grosseto Maremma in the municipality of Scarlino that opens in the heart of the Bandite di Scarlino Nature Reserve. The cove, not very wide, is enclosed between two promontories and is characterized by white sand and a very transparent sea .
The peculiarity that makes it unique consists in the sounds that the beach emits when it is trampled by those who cross it, in the absence of significant sound sources; this effect is perceptible in the low season, given the great crowding of the place on weekends and during the summer season.
However, this should not discourage the most curious as the place, well exposed and protected from the cold northern winds, allows you to spend hours in the sun even in winter. It cannot be reached by private vehicles: there is a large parking lot where you can leave your car and then reach the cove on foot (about 30 minutes) along a suggestive path through a forest adjacent to the sea. During the summer there is a mountain bike rental service.
The center of Massa Marittima is located on one of the southern offshoots of the Metalliferous Hills, which dominate the left bank of the Pecora river, a watercourse that has its sources in the north-eastern part of the municipal territory. south-west of the town of Niccioleta.
The municipality of Massa Marittima borders to the north-west with the municipality of Monterotondo Marittimo , to the north-east with the municipality of Montieri, to the east with the municipality of Roccastrada, to the south with the municipalities of Gavorrano and Scarlino, to the south-west with the municipality of Follonica, to the west with the municipality of Suvereto in the province of Livorno.
The western and southern part of the municipal territory slopes down towards the Maremma plain , while in the south-eastern part extends the Lago dell’Accesa of karst origin, of which the Bruna river.