Casale Marittimo (Italy)

Casale Marittimo Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Peace and quiet in Tuscany

Cassale Maritimo is a commune in the Italian province of Pisa, Tuscany
A sleepy hilltop town with a population of 1,005

Imagine for a second you are us. Sat somewhere in the hills of Tuscany not too far from the Etruscan coast around August. Every town you read about in travel guides, small or big, in any direction the wind blows is filled to the brim with tourists from early in the morning until late in the evening. Walking through charming Tuscan villages as if you are strolling around in a Hong Kong shopping mall is not exactly our idea of a romantic holiday in Tuscany.

So you go and ponder places that you could visit where the crowds will be thinner. And you will be worried that those places are going to be less interesting, because otherwise they would be full of people, right? Wrong. In Tuscany you can still find plenty of towns that may miss that one big headline attraction but are every bit as charming as the "must see" towns you see pop up on every list.

Casale Marittimo, just outside of Cecina and under 10km from the coast, fits the bill for us. This town only seems to get tourists who are in the know and has everything to offer you look for small towns here: a medieval center with narrow winding streets that just about fit one car through them, laundry hanging out of many a window, the seniors of the town sitting on the corner of the square eating an ice cream and chatting away about every outsider that passes by. Tourist infrastructure isn't very developed, but a few family-run restaurants/enoteca and hotels can lengthen your stay here a bit. Sights to look out for are the Clock Tower and House of the Treasurer. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Casale Marittimo is a city in Italy's region of Tuscany. It has a population of 1,005, is situated at an altitude of 558ft and the best airport to fly into is FLR (Peretola, Florence)
  • The main spoken language here is Italian, and the average English skill is low
  • Note Casale Marittimo is not a good point of entry for trips to Italy as it is not well internationally connected. Instead try entering through for instance Rome, Genoa, Milan or Turin
  • The currency used in Italy is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Tuscany, Italy)

Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Viareggio, Siena, Volterra

Casale Marittimo Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

52 54 59 63 73 79 84 84 77 68 59 52

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

1.1 0.8 0.9 1 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.7 1.4 2 2.3 1.7

More Casale Marittimo travel resources

You can find a bit more info at Life in Italy or Best Small Towns Italy. We certainly agree that it fits well in that list!

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