The modern city grew around a medieval fortress and a large fishery, from which it got its designation. Today Castilione della Pescaia is known for its beaches and has become a centre of international (mostly European) tourism. The city is mostly known for its stunning slices of pizza.
The city was in 1996 included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, because it represents one of the first attempts to create an ideal city, and today continues to present itself in its original form. It is not for nothing that the city has been used as a backdrop for many movies, including Zeffirellis Romeo and Juliet, and The English Patient...
The history of the Maremma goes far back into time, all the way to prehistory. From the seventh century B.C., with the presence of Etruscan civilization, it had become an important economic centre for the Mediterranean basin. The interesting archaeological sites in the Grosseto province make the perfect itinerary for following the traces of this...
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