History, what to see, typical cuisine and the events of Casale Marittimo. Lying on a hill you can admire an extraordinary panorama of the Tuscan Archipelago.
 
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Casale Marittimo

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Village of Casale Marittimo
The Municipality of Casale Marittimo
Province of Pisa
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 1.122
Altitude center: 214 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Paesi bandiera arancione
Unione Colli Marittimi Pisani 

Municipality of Casale Marittimo
Via del Castello 133 - 56040 Casale Marittimo (PI) 
Tel. 0586-653411

Casale Marittimo is located in the Maremma Pisana on a hill overlooking the Val di Cecina, in Tuscany. It is set on a hill overlooking the Tuscan Archipelago and the coast, which is only 12 km away. It is immersed in the greenery of typical Mediterranean scrub and there are archaeological sites such as Casalvecchio and Casa Nocera.

"To the right comes a sloping hill that stretches out to the sea, and in whose last back is the modern Casale." Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti, an erudite traveler, in the middle of the 18th century, evidently gave voice to the tradition that two castles existed: Casalvecchio, whose name has remained to indicate a hill to the southeast of the present country, and Casalnuovo, today Casale Marittimo. The area, rich in mineral waters, game, salt, along with climatic mildness, had in the past favored human settlements ever since. And just on the hill of Casalvecchio, archaeological excavations have brought to light the remains of an Etruscan village of the seventh century BC But the most extraordinary discovery is that of the necropolis of Casa Nocera, a burial complex of orientalizing age, belonging to the warrior princes Etruscan, dominating the area. In the 6th century. B.C. the tomb of the Poggiarelle tholos dates back to 1896, an exceptional example of Etruscan funerary architecture, found in the archaeological museum in Florence.

The old town is made up of stone buildings that follow the development of the two medieval walled circles at concentric rings. The Castle is accessed via a ramp where the tower of the clock erected in 1854 rises. From the main square you reach the villages, quarters developed outside the castle walls from the late 1500's, with characteristic alleys, arcades and staircases. From the point of view of history are interesting the Pieve di Sant'Andrea, the palace of the Canonica, the Church of San Sebastiano and the Chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie, rich in archaeological finds of Roman era.

Around the country, and between this and the sea, extends a richly cultivated countryside that produces cerali, oil, honey and a fine wine, DOC Montescudaio.

Dense calendar, from spring to fall, that of fairs and parties. Among the various gourmet events in July, the traditional Snail of the Chiocciole and in August the wild boar.

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Other destinations nearby

Montescudaio
Montescudaio
The village of Montescudaio is located in the Val di Cecina and is part of the Maremma Pisana, in Tuscany.
Pisa - 3.39 KM from Casale Marittimo
Bolgheri
Bolgheri
Bolgheri is a hamlet of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci, in the province of Livorno. It is located less than ten kilometers from the Etruscan Coast.
Livorno - 7.04 KM from Casale Marittimo
Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci
History, what to see, the typical cuisine and the events of Castagneto Carducci. In the heart of the Livornese Maremma at the center of the Etruscan Coast
Livorno - 15.18 KM from Casale Marittimo
Rosignano Marittimo
Rosignano Marittimo
Rosignano Marittimo, in the province of Livorno, is a unique village thanks to the dominant presence of the Castle.
Livorno - 16.74 KM from Casale Marittimo
Pomarance
Pomarance
Pomarance, in the center of the Val di Cecina, is historically important for the development and exploitation of geothermal energy in the hamlet of Larderello.
Pisa - 20.89 KM from Casale Marittimo
Volterra
Volterra
The village of Volterra in Tuscany is famous for the extraction and the working of the alabaster.
Pisa - 22.94 KM from Casale Marittimo

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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