Castiglione della Pescaia

Thanks to the quality of the sea and beaches, environmental attention and facilities in the area, it is considered an exclusive tourist destination in Maremma; between 2005 and today it has received many awards, most notably a 5-sail label from Legambiente, castiglione-libro-paolo-085-copia-3it is thus the topmost seaside resort in terms of environmental and tourism quality according to the annual ranking by Legambiente and Touring Club;
for the same reason the area around Castiglione della Pescaia is also known as “miniature Switzerland“ or “the Switzerland of Maremma“.

Thanks to the large-scale reclamation work in the region and to the prime importance of its harbour before the Ferrovia Maremmana railway line was inaugurated, the town experienced a period of renaissance and wealth between the end of the eighteenth and the middle of nineteenth century, to the extent of becoming famous as little Leghorn.

The surroundings

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A wide range of tourist, historical, and gastronomic attractions is just a few minutes away by car.

You can visit Diaccia Botrona, a humid area of great historical and naturalistic importance, thanks to the presence of numerous wildlife species.

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Another interesting attraction is the Isidoro Falchi Archaeological Museum in Vetulonia, which has recently added new archaeological findings from the Etruscan and Hellenic-Roman era.

For those who love nature, The Natural Park of Maremma, one of Tuscany’s first regional parks, cannot be missed. It was founded in 1975. You can choose among 11 different itineraries to experience nature and find out how beautiful and overwhelming it can be. The park’s major attractions include the Uccellina Mountains, the humid area of Trappola, the plain at the mouth of River Ombrone, and the beaches that stretch from the Ombrone Mouth to Cala di Forno. Our guided tours include canoeing, horseback rides, carriage rides, night excursions, mountain bike tours, and birdwatching.

Close to the farmhouse, we have the most beautiful beaches including Le Rocchette, Casetta Civinini, Cala Martina, the famous Cala Violina, Punta Ala, Cala di Forno, Collelungo, and Marina di Alberese.

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Moreover, Le Mortelle farm is just 3 minutes away by car. In the past, it was part of a larger complex called “La Badiola”, as Leopold II had identified in maps already in the mid-1800s. The Hapsburg-Lorraine family reclaimed Grosseto’s malarious area, transforming the Badiola and Alberese estates into farms for breeding cattle.

Today, the farm is owned by the Antinori family, who have been working in the vineyards and the new winery since 1999. Mortella is the name of the wild myrtle, which is typical of the Mediterranean coastal areas and is the farm’s symbol.

Another important winery is that of Rocca di Frassinello, located on the hills of the Municipality of Gavorrano (Poggio la Guardia) near Giuncarico. The winery was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano.