Castiglione della Pescaia beach

Fishing harbor

Castiglione della Pescaia was originally exclusively a village of fishermen. Later it turned into a chic vacation spot, where tourists still come to this day. A town is located at the mouth of Brun’s hand, which is a lovely harbor where you can quietly and calmly relax from the city bustle. Fishermen still live here, as evidenced by the presence of vast markets where they sell freshly caught animals. Although it is not cheap to relax here, there is no luxury in the surroundings - everything is quite simple, provincial, which makes the place of rest especially attractive.

Beach description

The entire coast is occupied by beaches that are of particular beauty, surrounded by pine forest and cliffs. Wide sections are strewn with sand, and narrow sections stretch into the rocks and have rocky bottom.

When choosing a place to relax, you first need to decide what you expect from this vacation. If you want to go in for water sports, then look for a beach with a surfing center. All beaches are cleared, repeatedly received awards, including the "Blue Flag" award. Ecology is in perfect order, the sea reflects the azure of the sky, it looks clean and pleasant for swimming. The arrangement is at a high level, the beaches are constantly looked after to relax here as comfortably as possible.

Parents with children can comfortably relax here. Water is calm most of the time - there are almost no waves. Therefore, kids can play by the sea, be safe in clear water, and build the sand castles. Castiglione della Pescaia is truly a paradise for a relaxing family vacation.

The beaches are located both in the city and outside the city. To get to the most unpopulated beach, which is located on the outskirts, you need to walk for about 20 minutes from the center, which can be tiring in the heat. It is better to go by car, which can be left in a free parking lot - it is large, and there are always places there. Even in the middle of the season, this beach does not “break” due to the influx of people - it is always spacious here. And there is also a restaurant where you can have a delicious lunch.

How to get here

To get to Castiglione della Pescaia, you can take a rented car or buy a train ticket from Siena or Pisa, from where it is more convenient. The best way is considered to be a car trip, because it will be possible to move around the town, visit its surroundings, visit a nature reserve and see the ruins of a Roman village.

When is it better to go

In terms of climate, the period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy. The air and water temperature becomes ideal for a classic beach holiday, followed by a trip to the coast of Italy. However, it is necessary to remember that a long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.

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Castiglione della Pescaia accomodates many small cafes and large restaurants. There you can taste the fish, which is cooked in different variations. If you really like seafood, then there will be a lot of impressions. The restaurants also serve traditional Italian dishes that wili satisfy even the most fastidious gourmet.

In addition, there are sagras going in the vicinity of the city. These are fairs during which residents take out their own cooked dishes and sell them. Here you can find a variety of dishes from potatoes and meat, as well as beans. Tortelli is an original Spanish dish that is very similar to potato dumplings. The fair takes place in the summer, so tourists have the opportunity to visit it.

There are other entertainments in the town. If you have always dreamed of learning to drive a yacht, here you can take short courses and get basic skills. You can also learn horse riding, make unforgettable rides on bicycles. There are fields for football, golf, as well as saunas and centers for wellness SPA procedures on the territory of the hotel.

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Riva Del Sole Resort & SPA
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Residence Solemaremma
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Useful information

You can see many architectural buildings in the old center, that remind of history of this place. Castiglione Castello, erected in the 14th century, stands majestically on a hill in the city center. Visit it to enjoy beautiful views from the observation deck.

Madonna del Giglio church, built in the 18th century also worth a visit. Initially, there was a military garrison, which was turned into a religious building. Here you will find a castle decorated with three towers. It is located in a territory that is private, so visiting the castle will not be possible. The building resembles a real fortress. But the fortress, which was built around the perimeter of the city, is mentioned in historical data back in 1163. And only later strong walls were built - full protection against pirates.

You will find the ruins of Etruscan architecture near the village of Vetulonia , located in an archaeological park. There is also a necropolis, which you can visit if you wish. In addition to architectural beauties, you will be delighted with nature: wooded hills, beautiful gardens, numerous flower beds.

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