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Castiglione della Pescaia North Beaches

Castiglione is divided into two beach zones separated by the main Bruna river that passes through the town. Both locations are equally attractive places to appreciate the beach environment. Here we take a look at the North zone.

Firstly the beach has a boardwalk that passes along the sea front, here you can gain access to all of the different beach “bagni” with there various services including bars, restaurants, umbrella services, and changing facilities. The North...

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Castiglione Southern beaches

The southern part of Castiglione has beach Bagni and a Boardwalk very similar to the North.

The beaches of the southern part are connected to the very long beach without “Bagni” that is found southwards towards Marina di Grosseto. Lungomare di Levante is within walking distance of the main parking spots, and is also good with...

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Free guided tours to Castiglione della Pescaia and its territory, Tuscany

Free guided tours accompanied by authorized tourist and environmental guides. Castiglione della Pescaia, Vetulonia and its Etruscan necropolis, Hermitage of St. William in Malavalle, Buriano and its Romitorio of St Guglielmo, Tirli and Hermitage of Sant'Anna, Nature Reserve of the Botrona Diaccia, Clodia Island ... Info: +39 0564 933678

Castiglione della Pescaia Meeting point: at Castiglione della Pescaia, in front of the IAT office (Tourist Information and Reception) of Piazza Garibalidi (square with parking and fountain) April 22, 2017, at 4.00 pm May 21, 2017, at 4.00...

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Visit Diaccia Botrona and Casa Rossa Ximenes (Castiglione della Pescaia Tuscany Italy)

Casa Rossa Ximenes is found just outside of town close to the Fiume Bruna and is best reached by bicycle or car. Built in 1765 on the edge of the now Riserva naturale Diaccia Botrona, the purpose of this slice gated house was to control the water flow into and out of the Diaccia Botrona, the idea was to keep water flowing and avoid stagnant water build up in the lake.

It’s a popular place to visit and it is best to book in advance to guarantee a boat ride.   Natural Reserve Diaccia Botrona The Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve represents the last part of the marshes of Castiglione della Pescaia...

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Pitigliano

Discovering Pitigliano

Pitigliano is located about 80km from Castiglione della Pescaia, the town is famous for its Jewish community.

With the synagogue and an ancient ghetto the historical presence of Jews in Italy is well-established. It is constructed on top of a tuff rock outcrop above rivers that confluence below. The synagogue dates from 1598, unfortunately we can't take...

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Punta Ala beach, the Italian Caribbean

Fine very white sand that sets off the crystal clear sea and the thick pinewood.... 

To the north of Punta Ala and south of Cala Violina is one of those beaches that I never want to leave. The wild pinewood leads us directly onto this white beach of very fine sand. In the distance to the right and left rocky spur can be seen. They say...

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Return Journey contemporary artistic garden by Il Leccio Farm

"Return Journey" is staged in the Farm Il Leccio in Buriano near Castiglione della Pescaia

"Return Journey" Exhibition of contemporary art artist Rodolfo Lacquaniti. Is staged in the Farm Il Leccio in Buriano near Castiglione della Pescaia. The theme exhibition "The return trip” is included in the natural beauty of a farm in the heart...

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Riding like a "buttero"

Traditional Maremman cowboy from the wilds of the Tuscan Maremma

The Butteri are a traditional Maremman cowboy from the wilds of the Maremma that developed a range of specific horse handling skills unique to the area . Their main job was to look after the cattle and animals in the often difficult uncleared countryside...

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Grosseto

Grosseto

It is the most populous city in the Maremma, with 82,284 inhabitants and a historical past.

Thirty minutes away from Castiglione della Pescaia.  Definitely worth a trip for a morning, where one can wander around the old town and visit the Castle.  Grosseto steadily grew in importance over the centuries, until it was one of the...

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Fish arrivals

Fish arrivals

If you like to eat fresh fish then Castiglione della Pescaia is the ideal place to buy the freshest catch of the day.

Italy has a tradition of at least once per week households eat fish. The waters of the coast of the Maremma offer rich fishing grounds and each day the local fisherman land their catches, which are taken off to restaurants and shops in the area and beyond. However...

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Mediterranean Aquarium of Argentario, Tuscany

A faithful reproduction of the coastal ecosystems dela Silver Coast. The aquarium is open all year.

Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario The Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario (Mediterranean Aquarium of Argentario), founded in 2001, comprises a total of 17 tanks, which hold from 4000 to 20.000 litres of sea water, 50.000...

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Geotermic Park of Biancane

The nature reserves of Tuscany: the path Geothermal Biancane is located in Monterotondo Marittimo (Grosseto - Tuscany) and is part of the National Park of the Metalliferous Hills - Tuscan Mining Geopark - European & Global Geopark Under the Auspices of UNESCO.

The feature of this park are the extraordinary vapor emissions, and the change that they have? caused by changing the entire territory and the color of the Metalliferous Hills. The charming and exciting landscape, surrounded by mud boiling, white vapor,...

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Isola di Giannutri, Villa Romana (foto di Sergio Giorgi)

Visits to the Roman villa of the island of Giannutri, Tuscan Archipelago

The Roman villa in Giannutri opens in winter to groups.

The island of Giannutri was 'Rifiugio' since the Etruscan and Roman. Lying on the seabed shipwrecks of merchant ships that testify commerciocon the mainland. The Roman era has conspicuously left the Villa Domizia, with a huge terrace directly...

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Beach Life Guard at Castiglione della Pescaia and surroundings.

Beach Life Guard at Castiglione della Pescaia and surroundings.

The beaches of Castiglione della Pescaia benefit from being located along a coastline with calm waters and stable weather patterns, however any tourist will find on all the main beaches life guard stations keeping a watchful eye out for anyone who needs their help.

In general there are Life guards stationed every hundred metres or so along the beaches. We met one of them called Alex Smoke, who showed us what he does each day. Each life guard has a complete kit of life saving equipment at their disposal, including...

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Casa Rossa Ximenes

Casa Rossa Ximenes is found just outside of town close to the Fiume Bruna and is best reached by bicycle or car. Built in 1765 on the edge of the now Riserva naturale Diaccia Botrona, the purpose of this slice gated house was to control the water flow into and out of the Diaccia Botrona, the idea was to keep water flowing and avoid stagnant water build up in the lake.

A stunning location it s defiantly worth a visit in the late afternoon where visitors can learn about the geographical history of the area and also take a boat trip along the river channel and learn about the wildlife and characteristics of the wetland...

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Natural Park Of The Maremma by bicycle

Natural Park Of The Maremma by bicycle

The Natural Park Of The Maremma is accessible by bicycle along a purpose built cycle way that separates cyclists from other wheels users taking you on a path that is closer to nature and at the same time respects the natural environment.

With parking available at the Park Visitors centre, which is worth a visit to for maps and other information, a 30 minute ride later following the path through the fields and you will happen upon a beautiful beach at Marina Di Alberese. The cycle path...

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Hidden path to Monastic ruins of San Guglielmo.

Behind the hills easily just behind Castiglione della Pescaia which is worth a walk to especially if you feel a change from the beach are the Monastic ruins of San Guglielmo.

These ruins are an important sign of growth of an order of the Catholic church and are named after William of Maleval who lived there around 1155.

“William of Maleval (or William the Great) (died 10 February 1157) was the founder of the Catholic congregation of Williamites, a branch of theHermits of St. Augustine. He was beatified in 1202.” (WIKI 2016)    Maleval, is...

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Roselle Roman Theater entrance

Visit to Roselle ruins in Tuscany

Archeological areas in Maremma, Tuscany, Italy.

Rusellae (ancient name of the actual Roselle): Archeological Park Evocative assay of Etruscan and Roman vestiges. 

Roselle Archaeological Park is situated in Roselle, Grosseto      Evocative assay of Etruscan and Roman vestiges which still live in the splendid Roman theater which has been perfectly preserved and acts as a backdrop to famous...

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Cala Violina walk

A beach hidden by the rocky hills.

The coastal area of this part of Tuscany is characterised by long sandy beaches and rocky hills. In some cases these beaches are hidden by the rocky hills which means that one can combine a walk and beach visit all in an afternoon's excursion. Cala...

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An ass to Friend

Good Pet Therapy

Do you want to take a nice relaxing walk even with your kids? There is nothing better than the bike path that connects the strut in Follonica where next door is a huge enclosure with donkeys that can be petted. Good Pet Therapy. Not far away there are...

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