Castiglioncello Travel Guide
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TO THE PASQUINI'S CASTLE 2
Today this Castle is an important center for conferences and meetings, shows etc. On the first floor is located the new cultural circle called Armunia that takes care about these events.
Castiglioncello has many km of coast and beaches. In this pic you can see a typical view of this tiny village. There is also a little harbor where many tourist come with their boats.
it's a very very nice restaurant directly on a beach, open all seasons. it's great to have dinner outside during summer and look at the sea and the sky..They mainly cook fresh fish, (you can choose your own fresh fish before it's being cooked)they also have good vegetarian...
La Baragghina: Skip the attitude
A spectacular location on the water makes La Baragghina a popular choice. The food is no better or no worse (but more expensive) than other Castiglioncello restaurants. Eat here only if you can stomach their snooty attitudes, which all the waitstaff seemed to share. They act...
CAFFé GINORI: Need a coffee?
In Castiglioncello this main Cafè is considered like a meeting point. It's atmosphere is quite elegant with a classic style. You can go there at every hour, but of course in the evening is better to watch new people, especially in the summer.
Most of people that you can...
CIUCHEBA CLUB: Dancing, people watching, eat and drink
I was there just twice becuase I don't like dancing and this kind of music, but I noticed that the atmosphere is not bad, many young people, two places idoor and outdoor where to dance, and especially on saturday they are many V.I.P. !The disco close at 4 a.m.
People use to...
Walking or to rent a bicycle?
Castiglioncello is a little village so the best way to stay around is by feet. You can reach every beach and if you want to go out the village it's easy to rent a bicycle or a car if the distances are big.
Updated Jul 1, 2003
In Castiglioncello you can find almost 4 ice-cream shops. I recommend: Gelateria Ice Palace, Gelateria Bocelli, Gelateria Ghost Busters.
Try every sort of ice-creams!
Prices change from 1 euro to 5 euro.
TRES JOLIES: Natural perfumeries in Piazzetta.
A nice little shop in the center of Castiglioncello where you can find the latest news about parfums and sun creams.
Sun creams, sea goods and of course natural parfums.
Honest prices :-))
Let's go to the beach!
We are used to go to the beach not only during summer months but of course, especially in august, beches are full of tourists. I think that looking at this pic you can understand why:))
Written Jun 23, 2003
Time for sun!
Sometimes when I go to the beach I'm sure to be safe form the sunburn, but if you have a skin too white and tender, remember to buy a sun cream before going to the beach!
Updated Jul 26, 2003
Hard to find a parking place in summer!
In the summer time Castiglioncello is full of tourists, especially during the week end. This village is very little so there are few parking places (one quite big is close to the Castello Pasquini, another one is located close to the Station).
Unique Suggestions: If you nedd to go to Catiglioncello during the week end, you could find a place for your car if you decide to arrive there early in the mornig. But the best way to not have parking places problems is to arrive there during the week!
Fun Alternatives: A smart alternative is to choose to come there by train, or after renting a bycicle!
Written Jul 26, 2003
Time for taking photos!!!
A great digital camera is what u need to take the most beautiful pics of the sea for example, but maybe is better not to take it on the beach, too sand is dangerous:-) I love Olyumpus and Canon digital cameras
walking on the beach
nice sea-shoes:-) made of bambu, they are a must this summer! If you want to be trendy buy them!
For this summer to buy and dress a Pareo is a must, so don't forget to choose yours between many fantastic colours. You can find your pareo in every open-market. In Castiglioncello we have a big open-market every monday morning.
It's very smart thing to have it!!
Maybe it's not esay to remember to take a cap with you when you go to the beach, but I can assure you that it's always good to have it, especially if you decide to spend a morning on the beach or to have lunch on it. The sun is very dangerous for your head between 10 a.m....
Surfing in Castiglioncello
During the week you should decide to go surfing. The best place where you can do it is to the Quercetano. There when is very windy it's easy to fing very big waves. Go there for surfing only if you are used to practise this sport.
Updated Jul 27, 2003
Rosignano Solvay, my hometown is very close to Castiglioncello. You can see the short distance in this picture.
I use to spend most of my summer holidays on this beach, I think it's one of the most beautiful beaches in Castiglioncello.
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