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Castiglione della Pescaia / Costa degli Etruschi

along the Tuscan coast

Castiglione della Pescaia is one of the most beautiful medieval villages along the coast of Tuscany, located about 20 km from Grosseto.
Castiglione della Pescaia is now a major tourist center and a fully equipped resort with beautiful beaches and clean sea, and repeatedly awarded by Legambiente by Touring Club. The old medieval town is situated on a hill overlooking the river Bruna. In the historical center is really well preserved, and several buildings, such as the eighteenth-century Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, built into a bastion of the medieval walls, and the sixteenth-century Church of St. John the Baptist, who has portal to architrave, a bas-relief and early medieval has a distinctive circular tower to tower, are certainly remarkable. Just outside the town is located on the eighteenth-century Red House to visit the Nature Reserve of Diaccia Botrona, last remnant of the vast marshes that once covered the Maremma, along the road from Marina di Grosseto, Castiglione is interesting Pineta Tombolo that stretches over 10 km along the coast.

Costa degli Etruschi

Tuscany is not only hills and country side landscape. The coast is beautiful and has a lot to offer.

The part of coast from Livorno to Populonia is called “Costa degli Etruschi”, from the ancient Etruscans population lived here thousands of year ago.
The coast is famous for its restaurants and taverns based on seafood where the famous “cacciucco” is the must: a really tasty fish soup. The vineyards of Montescudaio doc, from the renowned area of Bolgheri, where it produces Sassicaia, Ornellaia and other noble labels. Or more, the Poetic long cypress way of Castagento Carducci, that was the lands of Carducci, one of the biggest italian poet.
The gentle slopes of Val di Cornia between the large stones and Suvereto Campiglia Marittima and the taste of the Val di Cornia oil of olive and wine DOC. The favorable position between the coast and the hills makes both wine and oil of olive extremely flauvored.

Marina di Bibbona, with its dense pine forest that stretches on the beach, a top destination for international tourists who love relaxing and full of opportunities for sport and fun. Populonia, one of the most important centers of the ancient world of Etruscans for processing and trade iron.

On top of a hill surrounded by the sea, this village has faschinating scenery. The medieval walls and fortress of the first half of the fifteenth century, contain alleys, small shops and a private museum of Etruscan and Roman. Populonia the road that connects the Gulf of Baratti, with its important evidence of Etruscan and its archaeological park and the Necropolis of San Cerbone, is one of the most beautiful of all the Tuscan coast.