Location and surroundings
- Airport: 85 km
- Beach: 12 km
- Ferry port: 20 km
- Railway station: 15 km
- Restaurant: 4 km
- Shops: 4 km
- Water: 12 km
Our leisure tips
- Bike rental
- Biking/ cycling
- Hot springs
- Scuba diving
Holiday destination Castagneto Carducci
Situated on top of a hill dominating the surrounding countryside and sea, this enchanting medieval village clusters around Della Gherardesca Castle, which dates from around the year 1000. The village is full of stone-paved alleys, natural terraces with views of the sea and countryside, harmonious squares, old craft shops and typical restaurants.
Some interesting historical sites are the Praetorian Palace, now the Town Hall, the Church of St. Laurence and the Church of the Holy Cross, with its wooden crucifix dating from the fifteen century. The Municipality, which was originally called Castagneto Marittimo, changed its name in the early nineteen hundreds in honour of the great poet, Giosuè Carducci who lived there for part of his life. The house where he lived is now a museum.
From Florence (140 km):
Take the motorway A 11 from Florence direction Pisa. From Pisa Nord take the A 12 Genova-Livorno in direction Sud (Rome) til Rosignano Marittimo. At the exit take the SS1 direction Rome and leave the motorway at exit Donoratico/Castagneto Carducci.
From Rome (275 km):Take the SS1 Aurelia an go in direction north till you arrive after two and a half hours at the exit Donoratico/Castagneto Carducci.
Castagneto-Donoratico is well connected by rail to all the major Italian cities.
The railways web site has train timetables and information.
low fairs airline
1 hours drive, car hire available.
Florence airport: :
2 hours drive, car hire available.