Castiglione della Pescaia

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Castiglione della Pescaia featuring general coastal views, a sunset and a lighthouse
Between the blue of the sea and the green of the hills lies Castiglione. This picturesque little town is a renowned, well-equipped seaside destination, famous on the tourism scene in Italy for its beautiful beaches and the rich pine groves that go all the way to Marina di Grosseto with the magnificent Tombolo Pine Grove.

On a holiday in Castiglione della Pescaia you will get to explore the old medieval hamlet enclosed by a formidable wall with towers, gates and the castle perched on a spur of Mount Petriccio. The surrounding area offers extremely varied landscape, from the golden beaches of the famous Punta Ala to the Daccia Botrona, and from the Tombolo Pine Grove to the hills covered with forests under the shadow of an old medieval village, with the fortified walls of the castle overlooking the sea. Its evocative atmosphere and its unspoilt nature together with the splendid sea make it one of the most popular places on the Tyrrhenian Sea a holiday in Castiglione della Pescaia is a great opportunity to spend a few days of complete relaxation.

Castiglione is an old fishing town, as we can see from its name, "Pescaia," and in the picturesque canal harbour pleasure boats of all kinds moor, including the traditional fishing boats. The town is entirely surrounded by verdant pine groves, ideal for taking a turn on foot, by horse or on a bike down the trails that go into the underbrush, with moss and pine needles all around. The uncontaminated sea is close by and the incredibly long beaches with fine, light-coloured sand go all the way up to the edges of the pine grove. In this setting, everyone can find what they're looking for to play outdoor sports: from jogging to mountain biking, from beach volleyball to water sports, even romantic boat rides.

The area around Castiglione della Pescaia is also worth a visit, full of fascinating places like Vetulonia, one of the most important Etruscan cities where you can see a necropolis and the archaeological museum, or Tirli, a much talked-about village that tells the story of the way life used to be in Maremma, famous for its rustic, genuine cuisine. The ancient Buriano is next, with its medieval castle and the breathtaking view over Maremma. Last of all, about 15 km from Castiglione della Pescaia, you'll find Punta Ala a tourist town with high quality hotels and beach facilities, among the most complete and avant-garde on the Mediterranean. If you have enough time, you just can't miss the splendid nature reserves like the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, the Maremma Park and the European Turtle and Stork Protection Centre.

Castiglione is a town that has much to offer: the little harbour with a canal, the surrounding marsh, the hilltop location of the historic centre, the beach and the medieval castle. You reach the historic centre through the Porta Urbica, rebuilt around 1600 on a door-tower from there it's great fun to get lost in the cobblestone streets, discovering old bars, taverns and businesses that tell Castiglione's story, its history and traditions. Currently privately owned, the castle stands at the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets. There are many buildings and monuments in this Tuscan city, symbols and signs of the past and of this territory's history. Some of the main ones are certainly Casa Rossa Ximenes, dating back to the Renaissance, Palazzo del Pretorio, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio and the church of San Giovanni Battista. Lastly, via Giatti is a panoramic road that goes up to the sea and from where you can see the entire coast up to Marina di Grosseto and Principina a Mare. A town and a heritage just waiting to be discovered—check out our holiday packages to Castiglione della Pescaia and get ready for a brand new, unforgettable adventure.

Massimo
Massimo
2.5 out of 5
Punta ala, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, 58043
The price is £170 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this houseboat in Castiglione della Pescaia. Enjoy free WiFi, barbecues and a kitchen. Popular attractions Punta Ala Marina and Spiaggia YCPA are located ...
Massimo
L'Andana
L'Andana
5 out of 5
Tenuta La Badiola, Castiglione della Pescaia, GR, 58043
The price is £474 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Castiglione della Pescaia. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
"Great property. Great staff. Food was incredible both in quality, taste and the ambiance surrounding dining. One note is that Expedia and their site make it appear that there is one room for each category. We stayed in the prestigious suite and thought we'd have the small pool within the room. We ..."

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

L'Andana
Residence Park Solemaremma
Residence Park Solemaremma
4 out of 5
Valle delle Cannucce, snc, Castiglione della Pescaia, GR, 58043
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly residence in Castiglione della Pescaia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (20 reviews)
Spacious and confortable home in amazing residence
"i was travelling with my parents, my sister and her two kids. The flat was more spacious than we expected. In addition to the kitchen area, there was a second dining area in the the large balcony. We found the apartment finishes a little bit outdated. The TV, the sliding door to the balcony and the ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2018

Residence Park Solemaremma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Massimo
Massimo
2.5 out of 5
Punta ala, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, 58043
The price is £170 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Stay at this houseboat in Castiglione della Pescaia. Enjoy free WiFi, barbecues and a kitchen. Popular attractions Punta Ala Marina and Spiaggia YCPA are located ...
Massimo
Residence Park Solemaremma
Residence Park Solemaremma
4 out of 5
Valle delle Cannucce, snc, Castiglione della Pescaia, GR, 58043
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly residence in Castiglione della Pescaia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (20 reviews)
Spacious and confortable home in amazing residence
"i was travelling with my parents, my sister and her two kids. The flat was more spacious than we expected. In addition to the kitchen area, there was a second dining area in the the large balcony. We found the apartment finishes a little bit outdated. The TV, the sliding door to the balcony and the ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2018

Residence Park Solemaremma
Camping Maremma Sans Souci
Camping Maremma Sans Souci
3 out of 5
Località Casa Mora, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, 58043
Stay at this 3-star beach campsite in Castiglione della Pescaia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Popular attractions Natural Reserve Diaccia ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (12 reviews)
"Das Schlafen im Zelt war angenehm."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

Camping Maremma Sans Souci
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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