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Castagneto Carducci - or Castagneto della Gherardesca, from the name of the family, Lombard in origin, of which it was the fief.

The della Gherardesca family are today the oldest Italian family, and the castle at Castagneto - still inhabited today by the family's descendants - dates back to the year one thousand.

The present-day name of Castagneto Carducci was given to the ancient fief in 1907, in honour of the poet Giosue Carducci who stayed there as an adolescent and who always remained bound to it. For this reason, the citizenry decided to change the name that it had at that time, Castagneto Marittimo, to that of Castagneto Carducci.

Dominated by the castle of the della Gherardesca counts, Castagneto Carducci appears with all the charm of a village of medieval origins. The streets have been developed in concentric rings starting from the castle, which was originally surrounded by walls. Today, only a section of the walls remains, facing the sea.

In Via Carducci, there is the house where the poet lived from 1848 to 1849 and in which the "Centro Carducciano" has been set up. But a visit to Castagneto cannot end without a walk to Piazzale Belvedere, located in a panoramic position, from where all the countryside as far as the sea can be overlooked.

Where is Castagneto Carducci: is located in the south of Livorno province.

How to reach Castagneto Carducci: From Livorno, take direction south Grosseto on the fast road SS2. After about 50 Km exit Donoratico and follow for Castagneto Carducci which is 6 km far.

Nearby: Visit Sassetta, Suvereto, Bolgheri, Populonia

Distances: Livorno 56 Km - Florence 120 Km - Pisa 72 Km - Siena 110 Km - Arezzo 190 Km

Correct name is Castagneto Carducci
Common mistakes are
Castagnetto, Casagneto, Castaneto, Carduci, Corducci, Cherducci


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