20 Dec A pleasant week at Castiglione della Pescaia
A tourist location symbol of Tuscan Maremma, ready to welcome the visitor to surprise them with her beauties and history.
Castiglione della Pescaia
The medieval town of Castiglione della Pescaia
Strolling through the streets and alleys of Castiglione della Pescaia, you’ll reach the high part of the village, where you’ll have the chance to discover the remains of the ancient medieval walls and the old city gates. From visiting the church of the Madonna of the Lily, built in the 18th century and the church of San Giovanni, where relics are housed of the patron of the land San Guglielmo d’Aquitania. The panorama from the top is truly spectacular, you can turn your gaze from the mountains of Uccellina in the Diaccia Botrona preserve to the plains of Grosseto.
The Diaccia Botrona nature preserve
Maremma is mostly nature, here the protected areas established to protect a natural heritage of invaluable beauty are a true paradise appreciated by all. Swampy land reclaimed over the course of the centuries, mostly to combat malaria, is today a great resource for animal and plant biodiversity of the region. You can also visit the Casa Rossa Ximenes, an architectural complex constructed for the control of the waters between the swamps and the sea, designed by engineer Ximenes of the Grand Dukes of of Lorena. At the moment it houses a multimedia museum to introduce the visitors to the history and evolution of this area.
A vacation to discover the beach of Rocchette
The fantastic and award-winning beach of Rocchette is a touristic excellency, a place where the beauty of the territory, its excellent touristic services and the respect and appreciation of its nature will evoke unique emotions. Here you can enjoy a clear, clean sea, large beaches and shallow depths, which make it ideal also for a holiday with the children.
The beach of Rocchette is protected from behind by a pine forest and vast areas of typical mediterranean nature and from up high by the imposing fortress of Rocchette, an ancient watchtower built in the twelfth century.
Much sport on holiday in Maremma
Maremma is a land of athletes. Whether you’re enthusiasts of watersports like diving, snorkeling, wind- and kitesurfing, canoeing, soft rafting or trekking by bicycle, on horseback, by foot or of more relaxing sports like archery or golf, all you have to do is come to Castiglione della Pescaia to spend an active vacation discovering a wild and enchanting region.