Perched at the top of the hill is the 14th century castle that gives the town its name, framed by the vibrant green of the Mediterranean landscape and surrounded by a medieval village full of traditional restaurants and cafés and lively hangouts: perfect for daytime strolls and pleasant evenings out. From its vantage points you can admire the gorgeous natural setting spread out below: the sandy beach sloping up gently to the dunes, the Pineta del Tombolo pine forest that stretches for miles, the crystal-clear sea, and the Casa Rossa built during the reclamation of the vast Diaccia Botrona wetlands, where you can spot herons, mallards, bitterns, coots, razorbills, shovelers, and more. In addition to the beach, Castiglione della Pescaia offers many opportunities for fun. Take a walk around the harbor at sunset and you’ll see the fishing boats come in accompanied by flocks of gulls: seeing the day’s catch, hearing the shouts of the men, and watching their brisk and demanding work is a one-of-a-kind experience. You can continue your stroll along the main street lined with boutiques, restaurants and gelato shops, all the way to the gate of the medieval town, where you’ll wander through picturesque alleyways that seem to lead back in time.