Castagneto Carducci is set on the top of a hill that overlooks the countryside and the near sea.
This charming Medieval village springs up round the Castle of Della Gherardesca, built about during the year 1000.
The village has paved lanes, natural terraces that view the sea and the countryside, pleasant square, ancient craftsman shop and typical small restaurants.
Many historical evidences are worth of note such as the Praetorian Palace – now seat of the Municipality – S. Lorenzo and SS. Crucifix Churches (the latter because its woody crucifix of the XV century in the church).
At the beginning this village was named Castagneto Marittimo. Then, in the early XX c., it turned its name into Castagneto Carducci in honour of the great poet Giosuč Carducci that spent there many years of his life. Giosuč Carducci's house is now a museum full of evidences.