Previously a fishing village, today Castiglione della Pescaia is a Tuscan seaside destination famous for its beautiful sea and the pine forests that surround it.
The area of Castiglione della Pescaia is ideal for those looking for beaches equipped with quality services, yet also for those who prefer solitary spots far from the noise and crowd. The mild climate of Castiglione della Pescaia allows to enjoy the sea from April until late October.
On the south coast of Castiglione della Pescaia are located fine golden sand and shallow waters beaches; perfect to enjoy with kids. A bit southern, closer to Marina di Grosseto, there is a more wild and free access sand coast, where also dogs can enter (Bau Beach) or where you can practice Wind and Kite Surf.
On the north, there are more prestigious location like Riva del Sole, Rocca Mare, Rocchette, Punta Ala and the famous Cala Violina, one of the most beautiful beach in Italy, with white sand and crystal-clear water.
Castiglione della Pescaia is the perfect destination for outdoor-sports lovers. There are plenty of sailing, diving, windsurfing and kitesurfing schools as well as areas to practice them independently. On top of it, tennis courts, golf pitch and horse-riding centers that organize horse riding on the beach and in the Diaccia Botrona.
Sport fishing is also getting more and more popular with fishing boats to experience the thrill of professional fishing. If you love cycling, in Castiglione della Pescaia you will find bike itineraries, immerse in the nature, next to the sea or up the hills. It is also possible to ride the bike in Maremma Natural Park, crossing the Uccellina Mountains over the Tyrrhenian coast.
Once in Castiglione della Pescaia do not miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Elba Island, Giglio Island, Giannutri and Montecristo, which can be reached with one-day cruises or sailing trips locally organized.
Highly recommended is the trip to visit the cultural sites near Castiglione della Pescaia. Starting from Vetulonia, you will explore the ruins of an Etruscan necropolis and the Archaeological Museum Isidoro Falchi. Tirli is a village where you will learn about the most genuine traditions of the Tuscan Maremma, starting with the excellence of Tuscan cuisine. Then, you can stop in the ancient village of Buriano and visit its medieval castle with a view. Finally, there are plently of little towns to explore, rich in charm and history, such as Massa Marittima, Pitigliano, Scansano, Scarlino, Montemassi, Sorano and Sovana.
Castiglione della Pescaia has a strategic logistic location for food and wine lovers. Numerous wine and olive oil itineraries pass through here, with a wide choice of restaurants and shops where you can buy local products. Famous wineries are also nearby the city, such as Fattoria Le Mortelle, which belongs to Antinori family, or Rocca di Frassinello, property of Panerai family.