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Porto Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia, is renowned for its golf course, the marina and numerous sailing regattas[3]


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Punta Ala


   
   

Punta Ala (formerly Punta Troia) is located north of Castiglione della Pescaia , in the Gulf of Follonica. Punta Ala is a famous seaside resort which lies on the northern slopes of promontory of the same name. The sailing regattas and the highly equipped marina have always been the main attractions of Punta Ala. The Golf Club Punta Ala, opened in 1964, is famous for the wonderful panoramic views over the Gulf of Follonica. The 18 holes represent various levels of difficulty making the course ideal for everyone from beginners to scratch players.

History

Previously known as Punta Troia, changed its name to punta ala (from aviation jargon) due to the great Italian aviator Italo Balbo, who had purchased some fortifications and villas in the area which later became his residences.
The town is famous for its sailing regattas which are held by the local "Punta Ala Yacht Club" and the well equipped tourist port, the home of Luna Rossa.

The modern tourist center developed during the course of the twentieth century, particularly in the'70s. Punta Ala is a tourist destination of elites in every season, thanks to its luxury residences, second homes and boats moored at the port.

Monuments

While presenting itself as a modern, functional and exclusive beach resort, Punta Ala was placed on the border between the Principality of Piombino in the north and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to the south.
The fear of pirate invasions forced the construction of some fortifications to protect the coast.

The Hidalgo Tower, overlooking the modern town, was built during the sixteenth century to defend the far end of the southern principality of Piombino .

Il Castello di Punta Ala (The Punta Ala castle), also was built in the sixteenth-century by the Medici on the headland to the south-east of the site for the control of the north coast of Castiglione della Pescaia.

The Appiani Tower was built by its name sake to further enhance the defense system of the principality.

 


Castello di Punta Ala   Torre Hidalgo Punta Ala  

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Castle Punta Ala[4]  

Torre Hidalgo Punta Ala[4]

 

  Torre degli Appiani [4]
       
   
   

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Castello dello Sparviero, Punta Ala

 

Punta Ala Beaches

Punta Ala has two main beaches to visit. The first is at the end of the tourist port. You can reach it walking towards the Balbo Villa. You can also swim to the Sparviero Island from this beach.

The second beach runs down Via della Dogana, between the Hidalgo Tower and Cala. You can reach it either on foot from the port or by car. The beach is almost s 2 kilometres long.

The most beautiful beaches of Tuscany | [1] From Principina a Mare and Castiglione della Pescaia to Cala Violina and Piombino

 

 

Abbey of San Pancrazio al Fango

   
   

 

Cala Violina and Cala Martina

   

The area around Punta Ala has lovely sandy beaches, such as Cala Violina and Cala Martina. The Cala Violina and Cala Martina coves keep being voted as some of Italy's best beaches. The coves can only be reached by walking or cycling. The track is extremely scenic. You will walk predominantly through one of the most spectacular Tyrrhenian coastal stretches. 

Between Castiglione della Pescaia and Scarlino there is a parking area on the left side on the road, from where it is about a half an hour walk to Cala Violina.

Walking in Tuscany |
 A walk close to the sea, towards Cala Violina and Cala Martina

Trekking in toscana | Itinerario trekking: Punta Ala - Cala Violina (It)

Disc over cycling routes in Tuscany | Cala Violina and Cala Martina, pristine beaches
 

Il sentiero per Cala Violina
The itinerary towards Cala Violina and Cala Martina

 

Old postcard, Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia

Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia [1]

 


[1] Postcard scanned by Albertomos - Collezione cartoline Albertomos, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9307065
[2] Castello dello Sparviero, Punta Ala/Tuscany; created by Gabriele Delhey on April 4, 2006| CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=716184
[3] Photo by Gabriele Delhey. CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=716198 | Questo file è licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo 3.0 Unported
[4] Photo by Petitverdot: Matteo Vinattieri - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4050588


 

 

Old postcard, Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia

Old postcard, Punta Ala, Castiglione della Pescaia [1]

 

 

 
   


Golf Club Punta Ala | Via del Golf, 1, I-58043 Punta Ala (Grosseto) | www.golfpuntaala.it | 18-Hole Punta Ala Course

The Golf Club Punta Ala, opened in 1964, is famous for the wonderful panoramic views over the Gulf of Follonica. The course has an overall length of 6168 meters with a PAR 72, with light and natural undulations of the ground. The 18 holes represent various levels of difficulty making the course ideal for everyone from beginners to scratch players, and are situated in the middle of the evergreen landscape made by pine trees, cork trees, ancient holms and oak trees.
Golf Club Punta Ala was designed in the 1960s by Giulio Cavalsani. The course is open all year round.
 

 

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Podere Santa Pia is one of the best places to slow travel in southern Tuscany. offers the quiet tranquility of a private retreat, with numerous attractions, beautiful nature reserves and unspoilt beautiful beaches within easy reach.

Tuscany Holiday Homes | Podere Santa Pia

 

         
Podere Santa Pia, surrounded by lush vegetation, offers great views and gorgeous landscapes between hills and sea, as well as the chance to visit the nearb cities of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Siena

 

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