Fish tourism in Castiglione della Pescaia

“I am strongly convinced of the need to support and promote new ways of using the sea – continues Nappi – especially when these are focused on environmental sustainability. Since my establishment we are constantly confronted with the operators of the fishing sector and we are carrying out a fruitful cooperation between the seafaring, the culture and the traditions of the territory. For me, all this means encouraging the development and economic growth of both the fishing sector and all related industries “.

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Alessandro, a restaurant for ‘Riviera’ gourmands

The absolute novelty of this summer is the “Finnish cow”, a heifer steak whose meat shows a perfect balance of fats, preserved and marbled to perfection, it seems, precisely from the introduction of chocolate into their diet – which makes their more succulent and tasty fibers – while the cows feel pampered on a human scale, as if they were divas on vacation. Alessandro is proudly proud to be able to offer them in his restaurant on the Riviera. For some, perhaps for many, it will be an exciting first time.

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Tenuta Dodici, the citadel of wine

The wines of Tenuta Dodici are absolutely poetic. Merlot in purity “Oci Ciornie” tells a story of love, inner change and culture – while it enchants you with the elegant hints of berries, spices and vanilla of its silky aftertaste. The “Vermentino” (which again this year, for the second time entered the Top10 ranking of the best Vermentino DOC Maremma Toscana) gives the glass a wonderful freshness with its citrus and green apple tones, ending with notes of ripe fruit rather expressive. The “Colpo di Sole” Sauvignon Blanc fascinates you with its powerful nature, conquering you with generous traces of toast, honey and flowers, to the point of causing an embarrassing ‘goosebumps’! The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese “Urga” takes you to a land that is a kingdom of love, with its notes of ripe cherry and chocolate, and spicy aftertaste.

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The Art Hotel Lucerna, a window on the world (and the Tyrrhenian Sea)

A historic and ground-breaking Riviera hotel, the Lucerna was founded in Castiglione della Pescaia in 1958 by Nello Raffi, Laura’s grandfather. In the same year, just think, that the famous Riva del Sole hotel opened. It was in 1972 that her parents Gino and Brunella started working so much there that the young Laura spent her youth here, breathing the air and life of the hotel in the management work as well as in the extraordinary ambience of encounters and acquaintances with the legendary characters of the time.

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I Due Cippi, the school of meat

The great knowledge of traditional products and old-fashioned recipes here offers unique dishes with true flavours that enrich the menu with originality and refinement. All raw ingredients used are carefully chosen and selected with attention to their source of origin  ̶  in the first place the succulent Chianina meat which, depending on the season, is accompanied by very high quality ‘side dishes’ such as porcini mushrooms and local truffles.

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A friendly place for cycle touring  

 “The Castiglionesi Trails are about 100 kilometres of paths in the depths of nature that connect the coastal area with the Castiglionese hinterland  ̶  explains Enzo Riemma, president of the Maremma Experience Consortium  ̶  making use of bike professionals, our associates, and folk from the Associazione Albero delle Idee who have been engaged in these activities since since 2013 in collaboration with the municipal administration we believe we can make these routes more usable for cycling tourism lovers.”

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Casina Kitch: to be eaten strictly hands-on

The format and concept of Casina Kitch is that of a gourmet Hamburger joint: high-level hamburgers starting from a personalized bun recipe, with local low-food-miles products  ̶  an effort  that Gabriele takes care of personally and daily: “I designed the place without ever thinking of having a freezer”, he tells us as he employs an uncompromising express cooking concept.

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The land meets the sea at the Tenuta del Belguardo

Native vines such as Sangiovese, Alicante and Vermentino and international vines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, planted at an average altitude from 50 to 180 meters above sea level, facing south-west, rooted in soils with a high presence of ‘skeleton’ –  with alberese-type rock and sandstone. It is the breath of the Tyrrhenian Sea that stimulates the magic and complexity of these wines: the Belguardo Tirrenico Maremma Toscana DOC, the Tenuta Belguardo Maremma Toscana DOC, the Belguardo Bronzone  Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG, the Belguardo Codice V Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC, the Belguardo Vermentino Vermentino di Toscana IGT and finally the Belguardo Rosè Toscana IGT.

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Osteria del Mare, the essence of cooking in Castiglione

And so unique dishes emerge such as Black Linguine cooked in Mussels Impepata, with Pecorino and Frigitelli, Octopus Lampredotto, Panini with Tuna Porchetta with Beans and Onions and Blue Fish Meatballs with Matriciana. Their ideas takes shape and substance and are immediately appreciated and enjoyed. It can only culminate in great success. In 2011 they won the Gambero Rosso ‘Innovation Award’ and ranked in the top places among the Best Restaurants in Italy for professionalism and quality, subsequently winning the Bib Gourmand.

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Castiglione One Love

In addition to the digital platform a bilingual (Italian/English) map of the centre of Castiglione della Pescaia has been created which will be distributed in shops, hospitality facilities and by the tourist office as a free info map that shows on one side the centre with a list of shops, restaurants, bars and services in the CCN and a series of info boxes about the Castiglione area, its main attractions and services of interest to visitors to this seaside town.

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The great call of the sea (and of water sports)

Equipped inflatable boats are also available for hire, by the day or weekend or for the whole week. You can book Sup, Water Ski, Flying Junior and all the kit for extra activities, which make excursions and trips even more fun. You can get to fantastic places like Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia, the Islet of Sparviero, Cala di Forno and Cala Violina and thus visit the most beautiful beaches of the Maremma, with their crystal clear seas and pristine nature.

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