Located just outside Castiglione della Pescaia, the small village of Rocchette is a very
famous seaside destination that takes its name from Forte delle Rocchette, a tower
overlooking the cliff above the sea, built in the 12th century by order of Cosimo I de’ Medici
to defend the coast from pirates.
In the second half of the 18th century, the Chapel of the Madonna del Carmine alle
Rocchette was built near Forte delle Rocchette, replacing a pre-existing medieval parish
church. After becoming annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, the tower lost its defensive
functions and was used as an active lighthouse until the first half of 1900, when the fort was
sold to private owners.
The village is mainly known for the homonymous beach Rocchette. Awarded several times
with the 5 sails by Legambiente for its high environmental standards and tourism quality, this
beach is one of the finest in the Maremma and one of the most popular in Castiglione della
Surrounded by beautiful pine trees, the golden beach is bathed by crystal clear waters
whose color ranges from green to deep blue, recalling all the charm of the Caribbean.
Most of the seabed is sandy, which gently slopes into the sea, making it very suitable for
families with children. There are bathing establishments, bars, restaurants and many
sections of public beach.
The rocky part on the foot of the castle, with its many coves that can only be reached by sea,
is recommended for diving lovers who can admire the beauty of the depths and caves,
where fish and crustaceans hide.