27 Jan Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci is one of the most popular towns on the Etruscan Coast.
Perched on a hillside less than 10 km from the sea, the city center of Castagneto has grown around an imposing medieval castle (used nowadays as a setting for events and parties) located on the hilltop.
The city was called “Castagneto Marittima” until the beginning of 1900s when its name was changed to “Castagneto Carducci” in honor of Giosuè Carducci, one of the greatest Italian poets of the XIX century who spent part of his childhood here.
The village today is a peaceful holiday destination, coming alive particularly during the summer.
I have visited Castagneto Carducci many times and I’ve always found it a very welcoming place.
With its small center made of narrow streets, beautiful squares and shops, Castagneto Carducci is a human-size town, perfect as a base for a vacation or for a relaxing evening with friends.
The hamlet is very close to the seaside. In Marina di Castagneto, about 15 minutes by car, you can find both public and private beaches, equipped with beach chairs and umbrellas (with a fee).