Baccinello

Baccinello is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Scansano, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 284.[1]

Baccinello
The church of San Giovanni Bosco
The church of San Giovanni Bosco
Baccinello is located in Italy
Baccinello
Baccinello
Location of Baccinello in Italy
Coordinates: 42°47′26″N 11°21′55″E / 42.79056°N 11.36528°E / 42.79056; 11.36528Coordinates: 42°47′26″N 11°21′55″E / 42.79056°N 11.36528°E / 42.79056; 11.36528
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneScansano
Elevation
156 m (512 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total271
Demonym(s)Baccinellini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58054
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Baccinello is about 24 km from Grosseto and 21 km from Scansano, and it is situated in a plain in the Trasubbie valley. The village became famous all over the world because, in 1958, a complete fossilized skeleton of Oreopithecus bambolii was found in one of the lignite mines.

Main sightsEdit

  • San Giovanni Bosco, main parish church of the village, it was built in 1977
  • Old lignite mine, one of the most important sites of lignite in Europe, it's now closed

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Aldo Mazzolai, Guida della Maremma. Percorsi tra arte e natura, Le Lettere, Florence, 1997.
  • Giuseppe Guerrini, Torri e castelli della Provincia di Grosseto, Nuova Immagine Editrice, Siena, 1999.

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