This is a little mediaeval town founded during the period of the barbaric invasions, and it belonged to the noble Braschi family who made it one of the most important centres in the Albenga valley. In 1380 the territory came under the control of the Sienese. St George’s Church was built in this period, which is a jewel of Romanic art and an artistic legacy that has no equal in the province of Grosseto.
It is the nearest little town to our “agriturism” (4 km), placed on a hill covered with centuries-old olive trees, and affording a striking view. You can see Montemerano, from the stone windows of our dining room.
It is not very big, and has no handicrafts shops or furniture restorers. However, for those who are fond of Italian cooking, it has an excellent restaurant, Caino, the fifth most important in Italy, and it also has charming little shops of local products, as well as a magical atmosphere which assails you as you w
There are various art exhibitions (photography, sculpture, paintings) held during the year.
The Castle, the antique municipal palace.
Just outside the town, in the open countryside, the church of the Madonna del Cavalluzzo.
Of notable interest are the Sienese walls and the fortifications which surround this little town.
The countryside, with its many olive trees, is one of the most beautiful areas of the Maremma.
Historic Reference Points
St George’s Church (14th/15th century), containing a cycle of frescoes (wall paintings) of rare beauty representing the Nativity, the Virgin Mary on the throne with Jesus, and the Madonna della Gattaiola.
Mediaeval wall and cylindrical towers.
Castle and Cassero with towers.
23-25 April St. George Day. Dancing, games and music in the streets. The “Giostra del Drago” will take place, commemorating the legend of St. George. “Knights” compete to overcome obstacles so that the princess can be freed from the dragon.
2nd week end of June A horse show, and also a tripe festival, with music and dancing.
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