Set on a hill, overlooking the sea and surrounding countryside, Campiglia Marittima is one of the most beautiful historic towns on the Etruscan Coast. In this land of ancient traditions, at the heart of the Valley of Cornia, you will find many suggestive remains of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval civilizations. Here the Etruscan Coast Wine Road winds through olive groves, vineyards and Mediterranean shrubland, the cradle of the renowned Controlled Designation of Origin Val di Cornia wine. And you will find that history and folklore are very much alive in events taking place each year to celebrate the major festivities and the passing of the seasons. In this ancient medieval castle town, rich in history and so many traditions, the streets, paved alleys and palaces are arranged in series of harmonious concentric semicircles. The historic centre is grouped within the castle walls, with squares featuring a good number of handicraft shops, museums and taverns. The Pretorio Palace, a historic symbol of political and military power, houses an important archive and museum with archaeological finds of well-noted value. Also, of particular interest are the churches, among which the Parish Church of Saint John, a splendid example of Tuscan Romanesque architecture, and the Church of Saint Lawrence, which was built in the 1200s within the castle walls. The small yet fascinating nineteenth-century Concordi Theater regularly puts on important theatrical performances.