Castiglione della Pescaia is a pretty town, not to be missed on a vacation in Tuscany: there are traces of historical periods, from the ancient Etruscan civilization, the Roman period and the medieval, in the historic center of the city or in neighboring small towns like tirli, Vetulonia and Buriano.
If you plan to take a holiday in Castiglione della Pescaia you have numerous opportunities to participate in festivals, events or events organized throughout the year, in the charming town or the countries of the coast or inland. It can indulge in moments of leisure, culture and relaxation.
In the festivals you can taste the typical dishes of the Maremma cuisine in a festive environment. During and after the festive season, for example, we organize events and shows that both theatrical pyrotechnics, such as readings of Christmas stories in the square or the always shops open till late, as well as various concerts and flea markets.
In February, however, on the first Sunday it is celebrated San Guglielmo, patron of Castiglione della Pescaia, with the Festival of the wafer, a typical dessert of the area. During the afternoon of the Holy procession, in which the faithful carry his remains, his weapons and a painting depicting the votive image.
San Guglielmo is also celebrated on the second Sunday after Easter: Buriano the faithful organize a procession comes to the Hermitage: from the farm “La Badiola” the faithful carry the “planet” donated by Maria Antonietta Grand Duchess of Tuscany.
The patron of Castiglione della Pescaia is still celebrated on the first Sunday of May with a procession in which the faithful parade with the Saint’s relics.
In July, then there is the Feast of St. Anne, dedicated to the threshers, in Tirli, which makes a procession to the Hermitage of Saint Anne ending with public festivities.
There are many kinds of food and wine festivals in Castiglione della Pescaia in the summer, dedicated to the typical food of the area, such as ravioli, fish and others. Generally the evenings are in Casa Mora: it is pleased moments when you listen to live music and you can taste local delicacies.
The food and wine festivals take place not only in Castiglione della Pescaia, but also in the surrounding villages as the villages of Tirli, Buriano and Vetulonia where the town’s famous festival of tortello.
In August it organizes the Sea Festival that brings together religious elements and folklore. The festival begins with a procession of 14 evening with a procession in which all the authorities, civil, religious and military. Is carried on shoulders the little boat with the statue of the Virgin that parades through the town to the east pier: it then proceeds into water creating a bright circle of fishing vessels and boats. The festival continues 15 with the Palio Marinaro, a run in the Bruna river with rowing boats. At the end there is the spectacle with fireworks to admire from the beach.
One of the most striking manifestations is “the Middle Ages in the village” based on the historical reconstruction of local life. In the castle walls there will be bridesmaids, sellers, fortune tellers and artisans in costume. The evening will perform the flag-wavers, drummers and the actors.
In September there is the wine event in the village, where you can taste both wines that products of the territory, while the second Sunday of November in Vetulonia is the oil festival with tastings and exhibitions of ancient mills