Castiglione della Pescaia

The charm of the harbour town Castiglione della Pescaia on the Etruscan Riviera is impressive. The mouth of the Rio Bruna and a castle that lies high above the rooftops, characterise this lively holiday destination.

The promenade on the well-tended beach, the harbour and the mediaeval quarter of Castiglione invites you to take a walk. Lively goings on developed around the old town over the past few decades.

Toskanalive - Castiglione della Pescaia, Maremma, ToskanaIn the summer, mostly Italian families come to dive into the crystal clear waters. In spring and autumn, Castiglione is somewhat emptier, ideal for a few days by the sea.

Harbour and lively promenade

Fishing boats bob next to holiday yachts in the small harbour at the mouth of the river.

Numerous bars and restaurants, where the lively goings on can be observed, border the sea promenade. In the modern town centre, multiple shops offer specialties from Maremma.

Toskanalive - Castiglione della Pescaia, Maremma, ToskanaMediaeval fortress

The historical Castiglione della Pescaia, complete with romantic lanes, is towered over by the fortress Rocca Aragonese from the 14th century.

From here, you can enjoy a picturesque view over the old town, beaches and the ocean, vast moorland and wonderful pine forests.

Palio Marinaro

At the end of June, the four town quarters of Castiglione della Pescaia compete against each other in the traditional Regatta Palio Marinaro. Selected representatives compete on the Bruna River for the win. The race is preceded by a colourful procession complete with historical costumes.

Castiglione della Pescaia's beaches

The pine tree lined sandy beaches provide beautiful scenery on both sides of the river Bruna. In addition to the ubiquitous Bagni, the beach areas with parasols and sun loungers, which charge admission, free beach access can be found. more


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Weekly market

Saturdays on the Piazza Ponte Giorgini

Fish market

In the summer evenings on the habour


Festa di S. Guglielmo

1st of May

Palio Marinaro

15th of August

Guida Blu 2005

The Italian environmental protection organisation Legambiente named Castiglione della Pescaia as the cleanest beach in Italy in its "Blue Guide 2005".

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