Castiglione della Pescaia Tuscany

by Samuele Sodini

Castiglione della Pescaia - Panorama

Welcome to Castiglione della Pescaia!

Castiglione della Pescaia is a popular Tuscan seaside resort in coastal Maremma and is dominated by a fortress.  It consists of hundreds of houses with a few thousand inhabitants.  It is situated in a corner of coastal Maremma, between the sea and the hills.
Rocks reach to the sea and the beaches are bordered by extensive pine forests.
The fishing harbour is dominated by the mediaeval castle and the town is protected from the full force of the wind and sea by the island of Elba.
Nearby there are the marshlands of Diaccia and Botrona, which are very important for their bird life.  While there you might want to visit the medieval village of Castiglione Castello, the Pineta del Tombolo, and the Riva del Sole e Punta Ala.  Here you will enjoy all the tranquility of the sea.

Localities of historical-archaeological interest in Maremma:

Vetulonia: ancient Etruscan site nearby Castiglione della Pescaia
Roselle: Etruscan-Roman archaeological area near Grosseto
Populonia: Etruscan archaeological park near Piombino
The Tufa towns: Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano

Localities of naturalistic interest:

Parco della Maremma: regional park of the Uccellina Mountains: www.parco-maremma.it
Carapax: Localities of naturalistic interest

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