the region of Castiglione

Castiglione della Pescaia

At times of the Etrusker (9th - 4. Jh. v. Chr.) the area was southeast the flussmuendung of the Bruna, because of which the today's Castiglione is, by a large salt lake covered. Roman sources (Catull and Cicero) mention it as Lacus Prelius. A small port documented Salebro under the name and/or in the extension by a settlement Mansio Salebro, whose exact situation is no longer comprehensible and which was lost to the fall of the Roman realm. In 9. Century mentions a document of Ludwig of the pious one a Castellione della Piscaria, and William of Aquitanien - today still protection patron of the place - is to have withdrawn himself in this inhospitable area (malavalle) as Eremit. The oldest today still visible certification from the past is the fortress put on by the sailor republic Pisa; the Pisaner controlled the port from 10. to in early 15. Century. With conquest Pisas by Florenz 1406 divides Castiglione its further history with the Medici republic to that extent and starting from 1569 with the Grand Duchy of Toskana, starting from 1737 with having castle and starting from 1860 with the Italian state. Leopold II. initiated in 19. Century extensive programs for the development of a duct system by the salt lake, similarly that, which must have given it at antique times already once, as well as to the dewatering of the sumps bordering south. In the course of the following century the work stagnated however again and again, and nature fetched itself the country back. Under Benito Mussolini came it to surface covering hard labour programs with prisoners and landless veterans become from the First World War. It should still to center 20. Century last, until a cultivation of the former swampland was exterminated finally succeeded and the malaria. For the Pisaner the port had only strategic meaning; Settlers avoided the sumpfgebiete. The Medici tried to win families from the north for the sugar tubing cultivation. Only in 19. Century settled in the course of the improvement of the climate first Fischer; still today fishing is a source of income of the place, beside those the tourism only end 20. Century stepped. Hotels, apartment plants, camping sites, Cafés and restaurants reach their capacity borders in July/August, but outside of these point times a moderate extent of utilization makes sufficient mobility possible. Outside of the bath season (Octobers until April) many mechanisms are closed. (source: You find more information under

Forte delle Rocchette

The castle of le Rocchette today still serves as the hunt seat for the family of the Marchesi Lucifero. In earlier times it was a Vorposten look out post for pirates and sounding an alarm.

Cascate di Saturnia

The natural hot springs of Saturnia offer a warm spa experience at every season. The water is approx.. 37 degrees warm, and water falls over natural rook pools and cascades into the river. The entrance to the sources is free.

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La Diaccia Botrona

The sump of Diaccia - Botrona is the leftover of a substantially larger damp zone. It handed once from Castiglione della Pescaia to Grosseto.In it blended itself the seawater with the fresh water of the rivers Bruna and Ombrone. After the dewatering before not too long time a good part of the area was converted into utilizable country. The last planned (nevertheless never completed) interference in this area planned the building two large ueberlaufbecken, Diaccia and Botrona mentioned, into which the schlammwasser of the Ombrone had been supposed to flow, in order by deposit to be clarified here. These aspects of the territory are to be recognized also today still clearly. The Diaccia - Botrona - area can flatten at first sight, arouse homogeneous impression, since on the banks trees and bushes are missing almost completely. (as for example the Tamarisken, those here once frequently occurred.) The area consists nevertheless of extremely interesting micro habitats. This is above all clear on the island Clodia, only collection of the area to recognize and in order the Casa Rossa a historical building from the times of the dewatering of the Maremma. 1995 were defined the sumpfgebiet to the naturschutzpark and into the 1. Regional program for the protected areas of the Toskana taken up. The Diaccia - Botrona - area lies in the level closely with a sand strip with Pinienhain behind the medieval place Castiglione della Pescaia.

Parco Naturale della Maremma

The ‘Parco Naturale della Maremma’ is one of the main attraction of the region, providing breathtaking views of the countryside inhabited by a diverse range of wildlife and a magnificent stretch of unspoiled coastline

Market in Castiglione della Pescaia

On Saturday morning there is a market in Castiglione della Pescaia. Fresh fruit, fresh fish and all the best things in life are offered here for the locals and tourists alike. The market is on the large parking lot in the proximity of the port bridge.

Trip to Siena

Siena is considered as one of the most beautiful cities of the Tuscany and Italy with history going back to a Etruscans settlement which came under Roman rule as a colony with the name Saena Julia. The cathedral of Siena and the Palazzo Pubblico is a must see. The romantic lanes and roads of the university town make a wonderful city-stroll with culture around every corner.

Trip to Pitigliano

Pitigliano the largest town in the south of Tuscany, positioned between the steeply cut valleys with a medieval town centre. The city soars above on a spectacular outcrop of Tufa, with medieval buildings perched above the valley floor, and it’s quarters linked by the arches of an immense aqueduct.

Pizzeria la corte

Not far of AZ Roccamare in Pian di Rocca you can find the Pizzeria - corte la -. Taking it’s name from the well in the inner court of the farm house. You will find the Pizzeria on the way of AZ Roccamare towards the main street. Turn left before the hotel Zibbelino and follow the road towards Pian di Rocca. At the crossroads take a left into the private courtyard where you can park. Buon Apetito!

Ristorante la fattoria

In the restaurant "la fattoria" allow yourself to be spoilt with the local cuisine and enjoy the good wine. You will find "la fattoria" by driving through Castiglione della Pescaia toward Grosseto (approx. 2 km) on the left roadside. A sign is present. For the small ones there also a playground and on the farm can you buy fruit and vegetable at a small stand directly from the farmers.

Ristorante le dune

The owner prepares typical food of the region and specialises in fish and sea dishes. We would espically recommend the chefs specialities. Enjoy a beautiful ambience and an outstanding service in the house of the family Carozza.