The settlements in the area of Cecina date back to the Iron Age. The area of the shoreline and the coast of Val di Cecina was a point of considerable importance for the development of the etruscan society between the seventh and the fifth century BC and with the many vibrant trade with Cyprus, Phoenicia, Egypt and Greece. As evidence of this today there are several funeral sites located in the municipalities of Cecina, Casale Marittimo, Montescudaio and Bibbona. Among the monuments of great importance are the eighteenth-century Villa della Cinquantina, now transformed into the seat of the Roman Etruscan Museum.
It was in the 60s that developed the international tourism on the coast, giving life to the construction of modern hotels, consisting of many amenities, but also restaurants where it was possible to taste the typical seaside dishes, bathing facilities and campsites that enriched the local economy. Along the Etruscan Coast, we find the famous pine wood of Cecina, built by Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany, with the aim to protect crops from the salted wind coming from the sea, giving the landscape a fascinating scenario!
The town of Cecina is a well-organized municipality and a pleasant shopping center comparable with the great city. The inhabitants of Cecina are very courteous and helpful with tourists.