Some good beaches though not Cecina. Pisa was easy to drive into and we parked for free just a ten minute walk from the Leaning Tower. The countryside is stunning, the drive through Volterra and to San Gimignano was wonderful as was the drive to the Grotta del Vento. It was very expensive to get the ferry to Elba so we gave that a miss.
Tuscany and Central Italy is a beautiful area,with stunning scenery,excellent food and drink and steeped in history. The coastal area has beautiful beaches but in high season they can get quite busy. Baratti beach near to Populonia is a delight. The standard of the main roads and the amount of traffic can be a bit daunting in high season.