Tourism, nature and art. Since the post-war period Castiglioncello has deserved the name of "Perla del Tirreno" (Jewel of the Tyrrhenian Sea). Located in the province of Leghorn, the coast boasts enchanting bays, clear water, pinewood and cliffs combining culture and relax.
The jagged coastline, the small beaches of golden sand, the cliff and the beautiful seafront promenade, close to the villas overlooking the coast, add value to the tourist resort. Castiglioncello, home of the “Dolce Vita”, became internationally famous in the fifties and sixties thanks to the stars who used to spend here their holiday and who also acted in the masterpiece "Il Sorpasso".
Celebrities such as Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, Paolo Panelli and Bice Valori, Vittorio Gassman, Renzo Montagnani and many others had their villas in Castiglioncello. For several years also Carlo Conti and Roberto Cavalli have chosen la “Perla del Tirreno” to spend their holidays, and even Lorenzo Milani lived here before his religious conversion. Moreover, Castiglioncello and its nature have been the main source of inspiration for the paintings of the Macchiaioli. The cultural tradition continues thanks to "Parlare di Cinema a Castiglioncello" (Talking about Cinema in Castiglioncello) and "Inequilibrio", festivals which take place in the cultural center of Castello Pasquini.
Finally, exhibitions such as “La festa del pesce”( The feast of the fish) in Caletta and the "Foodies Festival", that combine the characteristic of the place with the food and wine tradition, are events that every year attract tens of thousands of visitors as well as the wild beauty of the famous Quercetano Bay, the flagship of the village and a must-see for any tourists.