15 July 2015Commonly known as the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian” surrounded and sheltered by nature, Castiglioncello has been an exclusive destination in Tuscany that has still preserved its original atmosphere and tranquillity. This small town in the province of Livorno was anciently an Etruscan village, and is characterized by a rocky coastline where we find spectacular dream houses: luxury villas embedded between coves and bays of crystal blue water. The “pearl of the Tyrrhenian” has an undoubted unique beauty and has always inspired artists, painters, writers and poets as well as personalities of the entertainment world such as Marcello Mastroianni and Alberto Sordi who spent here part of their life and holidays. The famous director Dino Risi was so impressed with the landscape of this location that decided to use it as the backdrop for his famous 1962 feature film “Il sorpasso” (The easy life). Castiglioncello enjoys a very mild climate and is a unique location for its fantastic views and surrounding landscape: far from the busy roads and surrounded by splendid and uncontaminated pine forests with beautiful luxury villas discretely embedded amidst. It is ideal for those who desire both a relaxed atmosphere, cultural events and leisure, and still want to preserve the quiet slow rhythms that are totally lost in big cities. The local landscape, which was a great inspiration in the mid 1800’s for the artist of the Macchiaioli movement, we find true architectural beauties, dream houses and prestigious luxury villas, with a spectacular view from the beautiful coastline to the inland Mediterranean shrub. Beaches with fine sand and spectacular rocky cliffs, small coves and bays with crystal blue waters, this coastline has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag by the European Union and is also renowned for its beautiful sea bed, populated by different species of fish. Many are the outdoor activities one can practice in Castiglioncello: sea-watching, diving, fishing, sailing and windsurfing, but also tennis, trekking and walking in the cool pine forests. Here the historic and cultural traditions have been preserved and nature has been left unspoilt, with the added bonus of modern facilities, cultural events and an extraordinary culinary tradition which is outstanding amongst the local gastronomic landscape. Today Castiglioncello is even more popular compared to fifty years ago and is one of the most sought after destinations in Italy, where holiday makers are attracted to the famous beach resorts, but also for those looking to invest in a splendid luxury villa in this true earthly paradise.