From these Tuscan hills, you must, of course, make a trip to Castiglioncello on the sea, no more than 15 minutes away by car. This small fascinating point over the sea was made famous by some scenes set there during the making of the film Il Sorpasso, by Dino Risi, a modest film which ended up recounting a generational story of an entire season of the seventies, outlining different aspects with surgical clarity – the illusion, cynicism and a disastrous collapse. The meaning of life.
From then, Castiglioncello has not greatly changed, especially the old part of the village, where the last villas were built before the war – the most bizarre being the modernist architecture of Villa Celestina -, even if the beach of Sorpasso, the one where at night you could enjoy “the open air and a ceiling of stars”, no longer exists, washed away by the sea currents. However, if you are a little curious about the film, you could always visit the lido, where the historical owner, the 90-year-old Edda Lami, is full of energy and the talkativeness of a 20-year-old, the historical memory of the village, will certainly know how to satisfy your curiosity. In at least five languages. She is still learning Russian.