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Castagneto Carducci: what to see and do

Castagneto Carducci

The Etruscan Coast is a place renowned for its beautiful beaches and for the treasures left by the ancient population of the Etruscans. Among the best attractions should undoubtedly be mentioned Populonia Alta and the Archaeological Park of Baratti.

Also on the Etruscan Coast is the characteristic village of Castagneto Carducci whose name derives from the word “Castagno”, chestnut, (due to the presence of a chestnut forest) joined by the surname of the famous poet Giosuè who spent his childhood here.

This village, immersed in the unique and redolent context of the Tuscan countryside, has been subject of numerous conflicts over the years also for its strategic position between the hills and the sea. Walking through the streets during your visit to Castagneto Carducci you will find breathtaking views of the sea and the coast in all its beauty. You can stop at delicious cafes for a break or even visit fascinating Wine Bars and taste the excellences of this territory. Also take time to try traditional Castagneto recipes in the excellent restaurants which offer many tasty dishes that characterize this corner of Tuscany.

The surroundings of the village are no less beautiful to explore: take advantage of a tour of the castles, the Viale dei Cipressi or organize a wine tasting in one of the numerous cellars that are located along the Bolgheri wine route. And why not: spend an afternoon with the family at the amusement park "Cavallino Matto". Cavallino Matto is the largest and greenest amusement park in Tuscany with over 30 attractions, activities, shows, restaurants and dining options.

Nestled in the pine forest of Marina di Castagneto Carducci, a seaside district of the hillside village, there is Paradu EcoVillage & Resort, an excellent starting point for those who want to discover the surrounding areas and have the beach a stone's throw away. The clear and fresh waters of the sea of Marina di Castagneto have been awarded the Blue Flag several times. Paradu EcoResort is a perfect place to relax thanks to excellent service for both adults and children. For the little ones, the entertainment staff organizes activities, workshops and sports tournaments. Parents can visit the surrounding areas on foot or by renting bikes made available at the Resort.


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  • I was there for a week on half pension, “only” breakfast and dinner included. The food was amazing, the selection of dishes was huge! The staff were kind and friendly, the accommodation was superb. The swimming pools and jacuzzis relaxing. The beach is easily accessible and not full with people which is great. Overall I would say one of the best experiences I’ve had in a holiday


  • This is a great vacation facility, located on the beautiful Tuscany beach. It is a closed complex of multiple chalets with a kids po, restaurants and an open theatre. The restaurants are poor, but you always will find a good pizza :-) You can survive almost without leaving the resort, as you have a convenient store with most of the needed products from bakery, delicatessen to produce, beauty and beverages.

    Tomek T

  • Villaggio bellissimo molto curato e pulito ho soggiornato per 3 giorni in un lodge immerso nel verde con TV e aria condizionata e bagnetto con doccia. Trenino per gli spostamenti molto comodo. Piscina con bar e area fitness con bici da spinning. Colazione, pranzo e cena tutto al buffet con varietà di portate per tutti i gusti. L' animazione dopo cena propone spettacoli molto belli

    Mirko Hopahi

  • The lodge tent was perfect and clean. Also the kind staff was really helpfull. Especially for kids this is a perfect resort. Also the area is perfect, a lot of wineyards and tastings.


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