A small medieval town built on a hill overlooking the valley below. The town’s origins go back a long time with some remains dating back to Etruscan and Roman times. However most of the stone buildings in the town are dating back to 1200 A.C.. The town was originally constructed around the Rocca castle which was the residence of the powerful Della Gherardesca family. You can still visit the ruins of the castle if you climb all the way to the top of the village. Here you can also enjoy an amazing view of the valley and the ocean in the distance.
Campiglia Marittima has a few nice eateries which are open in the mornings, late afternoon and evenings (closed during midday) and a surprising amount of little shops selling the work of local painters and sculptors. It is nice to stroll to the narrow streets of the town although we would advise you to wear comfortable shoes as the climb up can sometimes be quite steep.
Just outside of Campiglia Marittima you can find two restaurants with an excellent cuisine:
Trattoria da Ghigo
Impeccable Italian cuisine! Every evening they offer a fixed four or five course menu in addition to the a lá carte menu. The restaurant is very family friendly. They even prepared a pasta pomodori especially for our one year old daughter at no extra charge! Make your reservation in advance though as Trattoria da Ghigo is also a local favorite and is packed almost every evening. However, if no table is available you can also choose to eat at the neighboring pizzeria.
Aqvolina restaurant and lounge bar
Overlooking the natural spa this restaurant offers tasty Italian cuisine. The location is a bit more formal so make the effort to dress-up. The restaurant is quite big and usually has room for late arrivals without a reservation. Regardless, if you are in the area for a longer period and you want to dine a specific evening it is best to make a reservation.