Castiglioncello “the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea” offers with its beautiful cliffs, a sea so clear as to be half of the water sports lovers. Of his home village of poor fishermen in the outer fringe of the Etruscan remains very refined witness box cinerary alabaster, dating from the second century. a. C., found in its necropolis of Castiglioncello. This and other findings are presented in Etruscan Etruscan Museum, open during the summer in the museum.
Another important historical testimony is the imposing Medici Tower built in the mid-sixteenth century, by Cosimo I de ‘Medici, to complete the system of fortifications built to protect the coast against the frequent pirate raids. Every Sunday, you can watch the sunset from the Medici Tower.
The luck of Castiglioncello tourism begins in the second half of the 800, where the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Diego Martelli, art critic and patron, we established his residence. Invited here on an ongoing basis until the end of the century, almost all the painters, many of whom later became famous, the group of “Macchiaioli” giving rise to an artistic period known as the “school of Castiglioncello”. To date there are hiking paths that reflect the views and the landscapes depicted in many paintings of “Macchiaioli.
Destination has always been to famous people in the world of art, culture and entertainment, as Alberto Sordi and Marcello Mastroianni is one of the most famous beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea, known in Italy and abroad for the beauty of the landscape, for quality and sophistication of services it offers and the cultural associations and high-value services we provide.
The headquarters of these activities is the Castello Pasquini, in recent years become a reference point at national level for major conferences on the themes of childhood, as well as the traditional seat of the Festival of Dance and the Literary Prize Castiglioncello Coast of the Etruscans. Another important location is Villa Celestina (recommended text: Villa Celestina from its origins to the present. The story of a mythical construction. Antonia Pizzi) one of the first buildings of Italian Rationalism immersed in Pineta Marradi peak and the bay of Marina, which was used in part to important conferences and cultural entertainment. In recent years have been exploited artistic productions related to Macchiaioli and ‘began an exploration of contemporary trends and ethnic.
Castiglioncello, Vada and the Port of Taste of Marina Cala de ‘Medici, got the award of the Blue Flag by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe).
Surroundings. From our hotel you can reach in few minutes even the hilly parts, Rosignano Marittimo, Castelnuovo della Misericordia, Gabbro and Nibbaia, which ensure you an unforgettable sunset on the magnificent scenery of the sea of Etruscan Coast, surrounded by the skyline of the islands of the Tuscan and Corsica. In many restaurants and bars in these areas you can taste the typical Tuscan cuisine including the famous cacciucco or mullet to Leghorn, and late night dancing in a disco or on the premises that animate the evening dancing to the theme with dancing and other Latin American .