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Castiglione della Pescaia a journey through history and nature

Discover Castiglione della Pescaia, a medieval village overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, nestled in the Tuscan Maremma. A place where history, culture and nature merge into an unforgettable experience.

The origins of Castiglione della Pescaia are said to date back to Roman times. In the area now known as 'Le Paduline', there are finds dating back to the 1st century B.C. and the 6th century A.D. On display in the Archaeological and Art Museum of the Maremma in Grosseto are the most important archaeological remains unearthed in this area.

The Rocca (or castle), located in the highest part of the town, is a model of distinct medievalism. Its origins date back to the 9th century A.D. but its current architecture is the result of a 14th-century extension. Climb to the top and enjoy the spectacular panoramic during the bright days it is also possible admire the entire Maremma archipelago.

Natural attractions are also not to be missed, such as the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve, with the so-called Casa Rossa Ximenes (Red House of Ximenes), evidence of the close relationship that existed, exists and always will exist in Maremma between man and the nature.

In 1768, Leonardo Ximenes was the architect of the project, which was realised by decision of Grand Duke Leopold II to carry out planned interventions on the Castiglione Marshes. Today, the building known as the Casa Rossa Ximenes houses the "Diaccia Botrona" Museum from which it is possible to observe, and also, study all the inhabitants of this ecosystem, understood as marsh flora and fauna.

Castiglione della Pescaia will captivate you:

  • Stroll through its picturesque streets in the historic centre.
  • Relax on its golden beaches lapped by a crystal-clear sea.
  • Taste the flavours of the Maremma cuisine, rich in genuine products and the freshest fish
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