CASTLE OF PUNTA ALA
“Torre di Troia Nuova”
The Castle of Punta Ala, also known as the Tower of Troia Nuova” is situated on a high promontory that dominates the sea coast from Punta Ala to Castiglione della Pescaia. A medieval castle built in the mid 1500s, it holds an absolutely unique place in this prestigious area. High above the town, it sits above a remote beach to which it has easy access and is close to the harbor. Built by the Medicis, the castle was the private seaside hunting lodge of Italo Balbo, former minister of aviation and governor of Libya in the 1930s. It is a fully modernized object of great historical prestige.