Bolgheri is the birthplace of modern Italian wine – where new world meets old world. It is in the far western corner of Tuscany, along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in an area known as the Maremma. Bolgheri is perhaps the Italians’ best-kept secret. Renowned for its seaside food and wine tourism, Bolgheri (province of Livorno, coastal Tuscany) offers a wide range of recreational experiences: from family-friendly campgrounds to some of Europe’s finest seafood dining and five-star accommodations. Noted for its classic macchia (Italian) or maquis (the classic Mediterranean scrub of the Tuscan Riviera), Bolgheri is blessed with some of Italy’s most beautiful landscapes, the ideal setting for the production of fine wine and for food and wine tourism. Especially during summer months, the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri, with its picturesque city walls and tower, is a top destination for bikers, hikers, art lovers, gourmets, and connoisseurs of fine wine. Ca’ Marcanda was conceived by the Gaja family to be an integral and organic element in Bolgheri’s landscape and viticulture.