Points of interest

Some tips on what to see…

Monastero di Nostra Signora in Valserena

The monastery belongs to the nuns of the Cistercian order who produce and sell cosmetics and other goods made with olive oil from the convent fields.

Chiesa dei Santi Lorenzo e Agata

The current church is the result of the 1870 reconstruction, following the 1846 earthquake that destroyed many buildings including the old church and the castle of which, today, only some traces remain.

Teatro Marchionneschi

The theatre was built around the 1870s and reopened in 1990 after a long series of restoration works. Currently, the theatre has 180 seats and excellent acoustics and in summer offers a series of initiatives that animate the town.

Guardistallo

Guardistallo Guardistallo is a small village in Val di Cecina part of the Maremma Pisana. The town lies on a hill around the castle of the Della Gherardesca family; its origin dates back to the Neolithic Age and it is very likely that the influence on this area is linked to the Etruscans and the Lombards. The name Guardistallo comes from the Germanic words warda and stall which mean guard place. Due to its location and pleasant climate it is an ideal holiday destination that alternates relax, nature and culture, since it is easy to reach both the coast and the art cities such as Pisa or Volterra.

Guardistallo

Guardistallo Guardistallo is a small village in Val di Cecina part of the Maremma Pisana. The town lies on a hill around the castle of the Della Gherardesca family; its origin dates back to the Neolithic Age and it is very likely that the influence on this area is linked to the Etruscans and the Lombards. The name Guardistallo comes from the Germanic words warda and stall which mean guard place. Due to its location and pleasant climate it is an ideal holiday destination that alternates relax, nature and culture, since it is easy to reach both the coast and the art cities such as Pisa or Volterra.

The countryside around the village is full of olives groves that offer a fine extra virgin olive oil which is celebrated every year around Easter with the festival della Crogiantina, a bruschetta of toasted bread with garlic and raw extra virgin olive oil, together with sweet fried fitters, grilled meat, typical dishes and Montescudaio DOC wines. In addition, another traditional event in the area is the Polenta Festival, since Guardistallo is part of the Associazione nazionale polentari d’Italia. Guardistallo is also the town of a thousand nativity scenes, set up in the village by locals and students that use terracotta, cardboard, plastic or unusual materials such as curlers, bread and stones. The local population displays their nativity scenes on the windowsills or balconies of their houses, while the Town Hall’s one is located in the main square with a giant Christmas tree.

The countryside around the village is full of olives groves that offer a fine extra virgin olive oil which is celebrated every year around Easter with the festival della Crogiantina, a bruschetta of toasted bread with garlic and raw extra virgin olive oil, together with sweet fried fitters, grilled meat, typical dishes and Montescudaio DOC wines. In addition, another traditional event in the area is the Polenta Festival, since Guardistallo is part of the Associazione nazionale polentari d’Italia. Guardistallo is also the town of a thousand nativity scenes, set up in the village by locals and students that use terracotta, cardboard, plastic or unusual materials such as curlers, bread and stones. The local population displays their nativity scenes on the windowsills or balconies of their houses, while the Town Hall’s one is located in the main square with a giant Christmas tree.