Castiglione della Pescaia

The town of Castiglione retains the remains of two walls. A fortified perimeter was built by the inhabitants of Pisa in the tenth century and marked the boundary. With the passage of time, the continuous pirate raids led the inhabitants to move all at the top, leaving uninhabited the area near the river; all this things happened during the 15th century, before the Aragonese and then the Sienese carried on the construction of the new walls that delimit completely the current village located around the Castle. In the walls of the castle there are the three gates: Porta San Giovanni, Porta della Madonna del Giglio and Porta Castello.