How to reach the Agriturismo
GPS: You can enter “Castiglioncello – Via Gordigiani”. Once you reach this address, turn right and follow the road signs.
Information about Castiglioncello
Castiglioncello is one of the most renowned destinations on the Tuscan coast. Mainly enliven in summer, thanks to its mild weather it is a pleasant spot in all seasons. Grown as a fishing village, its good fortune began in the late 19th century, when it became the favourite destination for the Macchiaioli painters. The colours and beauty of its landscape, which is a unique fusion of seaside and hills, became their source of inspiration and recurrent subject.
In the Sixties, Castiglioncello made its comeback as the summer destination for many Italian celebrities, turning into a kind of summery Dolce Vita. For the same reason, it was chosen as one of the settings for the famous movie “Il Sorpasso” (“The Easy Life”) starring Vittorio Gassman. Today, thanks to its position, Castiglioncello is not just a pleasant spot to stay, but also a fine place to start with for visiting the surroundings.
The must-see villages
Get in your car, take the road to the hills and enjoy all the Tuscan hinterland’s shades of green. This kind of journey is an experience itself, and the possible destinations are the icing on the cake. Any suggestions?
- Bolgheri, the home of Sassicaia wine, situated at the end of a spellbinding Cypress Boulevard;
- Suvereto, laid down in Cornia Valley, which stands out as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy;
- San Gimignano, a sort of “Middle Ages Manhattan”, whose sixteen preserved ancient towers are part of the UNESCO heritage.
- Volterra, a corner of ancient history among the hills.
The most famous art cities
Some places do not need presentation, because they are already so famous. Same thing happens to Tuscan art cities. Where is the good news? Well, the most beautiful are easily reachable from Castiglioncello in a day trip:
- Pisa, with its Leaning Tower, the last Keith Haring’s wall painting, and the lively University life;
- Lucca, with its well-preserved walls and bastions, where time seems to stand still;
- Florence, a fancy open-air museum to visit at least once in a lifetime;
- Siena, the city of the Palio, where ancient traditions are still alive in their inhabitants.
Seaside for everyone
A holiday in Tuscany without a day at the seaside is like a dinner without dessert. The Tyrrhenian Sea offers a great deal of bays and beaches, some with pebbles, some other with sands, most of them next to refreshing pine groves. The common feature is always the same; a crystal clear water where to plunge.
- Castigliocello’s coast is marked by little pebbly inlets. If you prefer a sand beach with all facilities, then its Baia del Quercetano is what you are looking for;
- Going southwards, you get to San Vincenzo, which is a long strip of shore with free beaches, flanked by a large pine grove and a cycle path;
- Finally, you can reach the calm gulf of Baratti, the nearby Populonia’s Etruscan archaeological sites, and the Piombino’s Promontory with its hiking paths leading to hidden inlets.