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Castagneto Carducci

This village, situated on a hill, was once surrounded by walls, but is now dominated by the castle of the Della Gherardesca family who to this day still live there. Wonder through the cobbled streets where there are churches and historical buildings to see as well as a number of restaurants and shops. The coastal town of Marina di Castagneto Carducci is only a 15 minute drive away where a stunning beach can be discovered and seafront restaurants.

  • 1hr fromPisa
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Food & Dining

Castagneto Carducci - Restaurant types

  • Fine Dining
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
Information updated 09 Oct 2014

Nightlife

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Castagneto Carducci - Nightlife

Featuring cobbled streets and a small selection of bars and restaurants, Castagneto Carducci is a relaxed town with a sleepy atmosphere. Spend your evenings in one of the traditional trattorias before tasting some of the local wines in one of the bars.

Information updated 30 Jan 2015

Shops & Facilities

Castagneto Carducci - Shops & Facilities

Retail park

  • Jewellery
  • International clothing
  • Boutiques
  • ATM's

ATM's

Speciality of the area

  • Pottery

General Services

  • Tourist information
  • Post office
  • Banks
  • Police station
  • Petrol station
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Baker
  • Mini market
  • Supermarket
  • Green grocer
  • Patisserie
  • Fishmonger
  • Butcher

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy
  • Doctor / Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Dentist

High Street

  • Boutiques
  • Jewellery
  • ATM's

Markets

  • Food
  • Local crafts

Beauty

  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Masseuse
  • Manicurist / Pedicurist
  • Spa

Information updated 09 Oct 2014

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Excursions

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Castagneto Carducci - Excursions and Places of interest

The old town

Castagneto Carducci's town centre boasts small narrow streets, shops, a handful of bars and restaurants, picturesque squares and panoramic viewpoints. The centre is full of character and is ideal for evening strolls.

Museums

Within the town centre is Carducci House, a museum dedicated to one of the greatest Italian poets, Giosue Carducci. Tours of the rooms where he lived and viewing copies of some of his work are available.

Churches / Cathedrals

The church of San Lorenzo is an iconic church within the town that dates back to medieval times.

Other Places of interest

Pisa

Pisa is a city located on the right of the mouth of the river Arno and is the home of the University of Pisa and many research schools. The centre of the city offers vibrant cafes, bars and a lively street atmosphere, or alternatively a large collection of Romanesque buildings, Renaissance piazzas and churches can be found giving all visitors lots to see and do. However the real reason millions of people visit the city each year is for its famous Leaning Tower. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is also partnered by the Duomo (cathedral), the Baptistry and the Campo Santo cemetery situated on the Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles).

The Leaning Tower:

Construction of this uniquely breath-taking tower, also known as the campanile (bell tower) for the Duomo (cathedral), began back in 1173 but had to stop due to the structure starting to tilt after the third storey was completed. Work continued despite the lean and was fully completed in 1350. Open to the public, today a small number of visitors at a time can climb the 294 steps to the top.

Many other sights in Pisa include the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, the Museo delle Sinopie and the Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Florence

While in Tuscany, a trip to Florence is an absolute must. The city is known to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and possibly the most beautiful city in Italy. Florence boasts hundreds of local restaurants and shops as well as an overwhelming amount of museums, galleries and stunning architecture.

Some of these tourist sites include:

The Duomo:

Possibly the most iconic building in Florence, the Duomo (or cathedral of Florence) dominates the city with its enormous dome. A visit to this magnificent cathedral wouldn’t be complete or fully appreciated without climbing its 463 interior stone steps to the top, where views of the surrounding city can be enjoyed. Located in the Piazza del Duomo, this cathedral complex also includes the Campanile and Bapistery, with the Bapistery being one of Florence’s oldest buildings. The Campanile (bell tower) contains 414 steps to the top and offers the reward of a view nearly as impressive as that from the dome. Together these buildings form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Palazzo Vecchio:

Known to be among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany, this medieval palace was completed in 1322 and boasts a striking campanile (bell tower) that reaches 94 meters high. The palazzo overlooks the Piazza della Signoria, a piazza showcasing a unique outdoor sculpture gallery with statues highlighting major events in the city’s history.

The Uffizi:

The Uffizi gallery is among the oldest and most famous art museum in Europe and possibly the world. This gallery is situated in Piazzale degli Uffizi and is overflowing with Renaissance masterpieces, including: ‘The Birth of Venus’ (1485) by Botticelli, ‘The Venus of Urbino’ (1538) by Titian and ‘Dukes of Urbino’ (1460) by Piero della Franesca to name a few.

Ponte Vecchio:

A medieval bridge, built in 1345 that crosses the Arno river. The bridge is Florence’s oldest and is noted for still featuring shops built along it. Currently the shops are let to jewellers, souvenir sellers and art dealers.

Galleria dell’Accademia:

An art museum in Florence that is most famously known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture, David. The museum also showcases a collection of Renaissance paintings.

Many other sights in Florence include the Palazzo Pitti, Basilica of Santa Croce, Boboli Gardens, Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the Basilica di San Lorenzo to name a few.

Siena

Built on seven hills, Siena features a network of narrow cobbled streets and alleyways as well as wide variety of local restaurants and bars. Some of the main tourist sites include:

Piazza del Campo:

At the city’s centre, the Piazza del Campo is undoubtedly known as the heart and social centre of the city. Built on the site of a former Roman marketplace, the piazza floor is sloped so you will find many locals and tourists spend time just sitting and watching the world. The piazza features the Fonte Gaia, a rectangular fountain decorated with statues.

Palazzo Pubblico:

The Palazzo Pubblico is possibly the most iconic building in Siena and has been the town hall since the 13th century. At 102 meters high the bell tower, also known as the Torre del Mangia, boasts 500 plus steps and is the second tallest medieval tower to be built in Italy. Climbing to the top provides outstanding views of Siena and the surrounding area.

Other sights in Siena include the Museo Civico, the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena’s Duomo (cathedral), the Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Palazzo Piccolomini and the Basilica of San Domenico to name a few. There is also the popular ancient sporting event known as Il Palio annually held on two days during the summer on the Piazza del Campo.

Information updated 11 Feb 2015

Activities

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Castagneto Carducci - Activities

Land activities:

Bike hire, Cycle route, Horse riding

Information updated 09 Oct 2014
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Holiday the Way You Like it...

We like to think that we know our resorts. But the people who really know the resorts better than anyone? Our customers.

Which is why every person who goes on a James Villa Holiday has access to our Travellers App. From the app they can make recommendations and share them with other holiday makers.

Our holiday makers in Castagneto Carducci have shared

  • 1 Restaurants
  • 1 Places of Interest

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Castagneto Carducci - Events and Festivals

  • 16 - 17 Jun

    Luminara of San Ranieri

  • 24 Jun

    The Gioco del Ponte

  • 01 - 30 Jul

    Mercantia - Certaldo

  • 01 - 30 Jul

    11 Lune a Peccioli

  • 01 - 29 Jul

    Lucca Summer Festival

  • 03 Aug

    Teatro del Silenzio

  • 12 - 26 Aug

    Volterra AD 1398 Medieval F...

  • 16 Aug

    Palio di Siena

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