Castiglione della Pescaia and Punta Ala
Continuing along the coast to the south of Follonica, you’ll find the popular seaside resort of Castiglione della Pescaia, with its beaches and its vast pine forests that extend for kilometres from Punta Ala to Marina di Grosseto. A handy cycle path runs along the whole coast of Castiglione della Pescaia and you’ll be spoilt for choice of fine sandy beaches to relax on, with a selection of well-equipped beach resorts or more secluded and quiet locations. The ancient medieval village with its 15th century castle dominates the area. Here the view sweeps across the blue sea to the green pine forests, with the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve alongside, considered the most significant wetland in Italy where you can admire the pink flamingos that stopover here.