Castiglione della Pescaia, European Town of Sport 2014

Castiglione della Pescaia, a beach resort in Tuscany's most southern province, Grosseto, was elected European Town of Sport 2014 and this event will not slip by unobserved in Castiglione della Pescaia. 

From April 12th until June 22nd 2014 no less than 54 sport events and competions are scheduled to take place, with numerous peripheral events.

These are the most important events, most of which will be organised in Castiglione della Pescaia or in Punta Ala, a town with a touristic port and a well known, panoramic golf court.
12-13 April : Golf - Tuscan golf championships for teams (men and women) in Punta Ala
17-19 April : Sailing – International Soling Spring Trophy 2014
19-20 April : MTB – European Enduro Series in Punta Ala

European Enduro Series MTB (photo
2-4 May : Sailing – national catamaran sailing competition Formula 18 and Hobie cat 16 class in Punta Ala
May : Para-cycling – UCI World Cup
former Formula One racing driver and olympic para-cycling champion Alex Zanardi
10-11 May : MTB – Superenduro Pro 2 in Punta Ala
May : Cycling - cycling week with ao. the 21nd Giro della Maremma (4 stages race)
17-18 May : Toscana X-Tri Cross Triathlon in Punta Ala
May : Soccer - national soccer tournament
May : Sailing – Italian championship Master Finn
May : Athletics – international athletics meeting
May : Sea Week Days
30 May-1 June : Sailing - national championship Fireball class in Punta Ala

Fireball sailing boats
6-8 June : Beach Tennis – International Beach Tennis tournament
3-15 June : Sporting Maremma in Punta Ala – free initiation in golf, sailing and horseback riding
June : Beach Soccer – Highlander Cup
June : Sailing – Italian Championship Sunfish class

Sunfish class boats
In this period Castiglione della Pescaia has also scheduled small scale events of less popular sport activities as sport fishing, checkers, horse dressage, hockey, rowing, kitesurfing, gymnastics.

Besides the sports events in Castiglione della Pescaia you will often find peripheral events, mostly in the weekend, like gastronomic stands with local food and drink specialties, hand craft markets, free music performances, and children's activities. 

Finally Castiglione della Pescaia will attempt to imitate the success of the Eroica, a vintage bicycle race in the Chianti area with no less 5.000 participants every year, with a copy of this race the "Maremmana" which will take place on Sunday 18 May 2014.

a picture of the Eroica
Also here you need a vintage bike to participate, with old style gear shifters attached to the frame, external brake cable routing and foot strap pedals. You are expected to show up in a vintage outfit and you can choose between two tracks, one of 40 km of which 13 km on non-asphalted roads, so-called strade bianche, or one of 97 km of which 35 km on gravel roads.

Farmhouse with pool near Castiglione della Pescaia Grosseto Tuscany

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