Castiglione della Pescaia is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Maremma coast.
 
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Castiglione della Pescaia

With a vintage flavour
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Village of Castiglione della Pescaia
Municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia
Province of Grosseto
Tuscany region

Inhabitants: 7.289
Center altitude: 4 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Castiglioni d'Italia
Città del vino
Strada del Vino Monteregio di Massa Marittima
Bandiera Blu

Patronal feast
San Guglielmo - second Monday in May

Municipality of Castiglione della Pescaia
Strada Provinciale delle Padule, 3 - Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)
Tel. 0564 927111

Along the Tuscan coast, just over twenty kilometers from Grosseto, Castiglione della Pescaia will captivate you with its exquisitely vintage flavour that elegantly blends with the sea breeze.
In fact, in recent decades, Castiglione della Pescaia has become one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Maremma coast, thanks to the quality of the blue sea and its beaches, among the best equipped in Italy.
But the tourist impetus of this beautiful Tuscan town also comes from its ancient medieval village, surrounded by walls, which lies on a hill and dominates both the mouth of the Bruna river and the Tyrrhenian coast.                  

From the tenth century until the thirteenth century, Castiglione della Pescaia was governed by Pisa, to then become a free municipality. During the fifteenth century, Castiglione della Pescaia was occupied first by the Medici, then by the Aragonese and finally by the Piccolomini of Siena. In the mid-sixteenth century, it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

The medieval center, perfectly preserved among its imposing bastions, houses buildings of great interest, such as the eighteenth-century Church of Santa Maria del Giglio or the sixteenth-century Church of San Giovanni Battista.
Outside the ramparts there is the eighteenth-century Casa Rossa, which represents the direct access to the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve, or what remains of the marshes that once covered the uncontaminated area of the Maremma.
The area around Castiglione was colonized by the Etruscans: the remains of the Etruscan city of Vetulonia are an example. The Castle of Castiglione cannot be visited, but the historic center is worth a day trip: climbing to the top of the walls, it is possible to see the view of both the Maremma and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The famous Italian writer Italo Calvino is also buried in the small and charming cemetery-garden of Castiglione della Pescaia.

Castiglione della Pescaia is present in issue 4 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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Other destinations nearby

Massa Marittima
Massa Marittima
The village of Massa Marittima, in Tuscany, is situated on one of the southern extremities of Colline Metallifere of Grosseto.
Grosseto - 31.82 KM from Castiglione della Pescaia
Piombino
Piombino
Piombino, located in the final stretch of the Etruscan Coast, is known for its famous Port.
Livorno - 34.76 KM from Castiglione della Pescaia
Scansano
Scansano
The village of Scansano, in Tuscany, is located in the historical region of Maremma.
Grosseto - 36.64 KM from Castiglione della Pescaia
Suvereto
Suvereto
Red and gray are the colors of the village of Suvereto, of its stones, of paving and the roofing tiles.
Livorno - 38.61 KM from Castiglione della Pescaia
Pereta
Pereta
The medieval village of Pereta is located near Magliano in Toscana, in the historical region of Maremma.
Grosseto - 38.65 KM from Castiglione della Pescaia
Magliano in Toscana
Magliano in Toscana
The village of Magliano in Toscana is located in the historical region of Maremma.
Grosseto - 39.12 KM from Castiglione della Pescaia

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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