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Naturalistic attractions

A beautiful beach dominated by a castle overlooking the sea

Rocchette, a hamlet of Castiglione della Pescaia, is a resort renowned for its beautiful beach but also for the Fort of Rocchette from which it takes its name. The watchtower overlooking the sea was built by order of Cosimo I de' Medici for the purpose of defending the coast from pirate attacks. Near the Fort, in the second half of the 18th century, the Chapel of the Madonna del Carmine alle Rocchette was built on the remains of a medieval parish church. 

After the annexation to the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, the tower lost its defensive function and was used as a lighthouse, active until the first half of 1900, when the Fort was sold to private owners.

A great boast of the area is the Rocchette beach of the same name, among the most beautiful in the Maremma and a multiple 5 vele Legambiente award winner for environmental quality, presence of services and sustainability. Surrounded by the coolness of a dense centuries-old pine forest, the golden beach is lapped by clear waters ranging from green to deep blue.

The mostly sandy seabed, which slopes gently into the sea, makes it suitable for families with children. Both beach resorts with bars and restaurants and long stretches of free beach are available.

The rocky part on the slopes of the castle, with its coves that can only be reached by sea, is recommended instead for diving lovers who can admire the beauty of the seabed and caves.