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The old town Castiglione della Pescaia

A look on a charming Tuscan village

The picturesque town of Castiglione della Pescaia, located in the heart of Tuscany, always fascinates most of its visitors. Besides its long white beaches and mostly clear and free waters with breathtaking views of the islands, the country offers many other attractions. Although it is a seaside town, Castiglione della Pescaia has a typical medieval character. An older town perched on a hill keeps the characteristics of a village of yesteryear intact. The walls and the remains of the ancient entrance gates (Porta Urbica) are still present and give a glimpse of the past and of a very interesting history. Walking through the mysterious and cobbled streets, you can enjoy the impressive cultural heritage through a visit to the numerous civil and religious buildings. It is also scattered with typical restaurants and local artisan shops, street food and households.

Things to do in Castiglione della Pescaia

It is a must to dwell on the beauty of the front of the Castle of Castiglione della Pescaia which is now a private property. Its ancient origins, which mark back to the tenth century, make it even more enchanting from the visitor’s point of view. Beautiful scenery can be enjoyed by the promontory on which it is placed, and the surrounding environment is worth a prolonged visit. If you have a little more time to spare, the Red House (named after the building color), is a good place to get to know another side of town. Because of its links to the environment you can admire a multimedia museum, and fauna of the marsh Diaccia Botrona from here. Among the architectural monuments of the old town it is worth visiting the church of San Giovanni Battista, the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, the Praetorian Palace, between Via delle Mura and Via della Fortezza and the Palace Camaiori, Via dell’Amore among the architectural monuments of the old town.

Typical cuisine and shopping, among scents and colors

If you are feeling hungry, the restaurants in the village are sure to satisfy any palate. With traditional dishes of fish and meat cooked with passion and care. The Miramare Restaurant is ideal for those who enjoy the fruits and flavors of the sea. Renowned by the attention to detail and characterized by the kindness of the owners and staff, Country Inn Earth Nello is an excellent option for those who love the meat quality and the strong flavors of the Maremma. They are able to evoke ancient sensations transformed by the innovative ideas of the young owner. In fact, choices are endless. In all cases, you will always have the advantage of exclusive samples of local delicacies, both savory and sweet. The ice cream flavor “canestrelli of Siena” is very popular here. The Freedom Course is the mall in this city. Here, you can treat yourself to a shopping spree and buy souvenirs all while being included in the hospitality of the locals. The native wine bottles are great souvenirs to bring home from here.