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Montemerano ❤️ the 'village of love'

Montemerano ❤️ the 'village of love'

Montemerano is situated, on the road between Manciano and Saturnia, on a hill in the Maremma countryside, embraced by a wall which, seen from above, recalls the shape of a ....

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Church of San Francesco d'Assisi in Grosseto

Church of San Francesco d'Assisi in Grosseto

The church of San Francesco was originally called the church of San Fortunato: it was consecrated in 1289 and ruled by the Benedictine monks as early as the 12th century, ....

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Aldobrandeschi Palace

Aldobrandeschi Palace

Seat of the Province of Grosseto, Palazzo Aldobrandeschi is one of the main buildings in the historic center and overlooks Piazza Dante. The building dates back to the Middle Ages: ....

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Dante Alighieri square

Dante Alighieri square

Piazza Dante Alighieri, with its natural extension of Piazza Duomo, can be considered a "summary" of the history of Grosseto.The existence of a "platea communis" (town square) is remembered in ....

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Archaeological and Art Museum of Maremma

Archaeological and Art Museum of Maremma

The Archaeological and Art Museum of Maremma - Museum of Sacred Art of the Diocese of Grosseto, occupies the nineteenth-century Palazzo del Vecchio Tribunale in the center of Grosseto. Spread ....

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The Medici Walls of Grosseto

The Medici Walls of Grosseto

The Medici walls (late 16th century) are the major monument of the city and enclose the historic center. They can be visited on foot, from the inside, by going up ....

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Talamone, a fortress built upon Greek legends

Talamone, a fortress built upon Greek legends

Talamone is a charming village in Maremma, located on the southern border of the Uccellina mountain range. Characterized by its ancient fortress built for the Aldobrandeschi family, this small village oversees ....

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Grosseto: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Grosseto: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Grosseto. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is one of the most important monuments of the city.

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San Rabano's Abbey

San Rabano's Abbey

The itinerary goes along the way inside the Gran Duchy pine wood for 1600 m, until to reach the wood bridge, where there's a sign with the indication of A1 ....

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Saint Antimo's Abbey

Saint Antimo's Abbey

Sant'Antimo is an ancient abbey that has been inhabited by Benedictine monks for centuries. The present church was built in the early 12th century but the abbey's origins actually stretch ....

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Sain't Galgano's Abbey

Sain't Galgano's Abbey

The building made up of the Hermitage (also called Montesiepi’s Round) and of the ruins of the big St. Galgano’s Cistercian Abbey, is one of the most enchanting views in ....

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Montemassi, the town that dominates the wide valley of the river Bruna

Montemassi, the town that dominates the wide valley of the river Bruna

The town of Montemassi is situated in the municipality of Roccastrada, and its highest part contains the ancient castle that belonged, from the 11th century onwards, to the powerful Aldobrandeschi ....

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Arcidosso, a village with an ancient flavor

Arcidosso, a village with an ancient flavor

Arcidosso is one of the loveliest towns around Monte Amiata. Striking and characterful, the oldest part of the town is characterized by the Rocca Aldobrandesca, attacked by the Sienesi in ....

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