Castiglione della Pescaia
Castiglione della Pescaia is an ancient medieval town in the Maremma, situated on a promontory overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. A few sections of the fortification walls remain from its Etruscan origins, while the historic core retains its medieval urban structure, with paved streets and stone houses.
The town is dominated by the Aldobrandesca fortress, built in the 12th century, which houses the Archaeological Museum: from it there is a panorama that sweeps from the Gulf of Follonica to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. The canal port, dug in the early 1800s, is now an important tourist center for pleasure boating.
Castiglione della Pescaia's economy is based mainly on beach tourism, favored by 5 km of sandy coastline and a sea that is among the cleanest in Italy, awarded the Blue Flag several times. The shallow, sandy seabed is ideal for families with children, and the climate is temperate, with hot, dry summers.
In addition to beaches, Castiglione della Pescaia offers scuba diving, boat trips, birdwatching, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The local cuisine offers traditional Maremma dishes such as cacciucco, meat tortelli, pecorino cheese, and Tuscan olive oil. In the summertime, the village hosts cultural events, concerts and theatrical performances.