11 Hotels in Castiglioncello, Italy
Castiglioncello was originally a small village of fishermen set at the extreme borders of the Etruscan empire, that follows the fate of Volterra.
A very refined testimony of the Etruscan period, has remained in the funeral alabaster urn dating back to the second century before Cristus and that it was found just in the necropolis of Castiglioncello.
Placed in a privileged panoramic position, Castiglioncello has a calm and isolated setting, far away from big roads, it has remained a pretty resort boasting luxuriant pinewoods and spectacular cliffs.
The Tower of Castiglioncello erected by Cosimo I of the Medici family, was the first building built on the promontory that had function of defense and sighting over the raids of the Saracen pirates.
Tourist fortune of Castiglioncello begins when Diego Martelli, an art critic and patron, settled here for the mildness of the climate and the beauty of the landscape.
He invited almost all the painters who belonged to the "Macchiaioli" group and that became famous afterwards.
By this way he gave origin to a famous artistic period called "Scuola di Castiglioncello" and famous Italian writers such as Renato Fucini and Giovanni Marradi, the real poets of Castiglioncello stayed here.
Castiglioncello nowadays is one of the most famous places in the Tyrrhenian Sea, renown in Italy and abroad for the beauties of its landscape, the quality and refinement of its hotels and for the cultural and associative initiatives of great value that it promotes.
Furthermore many restaurants, bathing establishments, discos, meeting places, tennis fields, cinema, minigolf, children's playgrounds are vailable for leisure.
Among the main cultural and sports appointments you can find the Festival of the Dance, Music and theatre of the studio of the West Coast, the literary Prize Castiglioncello-coast of the Etruscans, the Sailing Regattas, the National Photographic Contest "City of Castiglioncello", the fish feast of Caletta that takes place on the second Sunday of June and it is an appointment of success that is renewed every year with the enormous frying pan on the beach.
Besides the Medicea Tower , the small little church of Sant'Andrea set among the pine trees and the Pasquini Castle, are both worth a visit.
The inside of the castle is the seat of various exhibitions and conferences, while the outside has a summer theatre where concerts and shows of different types are organized.
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Longitude:10° 62' 0'' E (10.418111)