Thanks to its beauty, Castiglioncello has always inspired painters, artists, and writers. Celebrated by the famous Macchiaioli painters, still today it represents an important center for artistic, literary and scientific events which are being held at the wonderful Castello Pasquini. Castiglioncello became very popular during the 60s, as many famous personalities of the time, from actors and directors to politicians, chose it as their holiday destination. Great Italian actors like Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, and Vittorio Gassman are amongst them. Sordi and Mastroianni had their own beautiful villa facing Baia del Quercetano, one of the most extraordinary and scenic beaches of all Tuscany! Mastroianni and friends used to meet at the club delle Quattro Gomme Lisce, a mechanic’s workshop that is still there and still displays the photographs of the time.