Castel del Piano

Castel del Piano is a town and comune (municipality) of Province of Grosseto in the Tuscany, central Italy.

Castel del Piano
Comune di Castel del Piano
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Coat of arms of Castel del Piano
Location of Castel del Piano
Castel del Piano is located in Italy
Castel del Piano
Castel del Piano
Location of Castel del Piano in Italy
Castel del Piano is located in Tuscany
Castel del Piano
Castel del Piano
Castel del Piano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 42°53′27″N 11°32′22″E / 42.89083°N 11.53944°E / 42.89083; 11.53944Coordinates: 42°53′27″N 11°32′22″E / 42.89083°N 11.53944°E / 42.89083; 11.53944
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
FrazioniMontegiovi, Montenero d'Orcia
Government
 • MayorMichele Bartalini
Area
 • Total67.77 km2 (26.17 sq mi)
Elevation
637 m (2,090 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2017)[2]
 • Total4,814
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casteldelpianesi or Cioli
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58033
Dialing code0564
Patron saintMaria Santissima delle Grazie
Saint daySeptember 8
WebsiteOfficial website
Chiesa della Propositura.

HistoryEdit

The area of Castel del Piano is known to have been inhabited in prehistoric times, but the town itself is mentioned for the first time in a document from 890 AD. From 1175 to 1321 it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. After the fall of the Republic of Siena, it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

CultureEdit

The city is divided into four contrade (quarters) which take part in a palio held every 8 September. The palio was raced for the first time in 1402.

The contrade are:

  • Borgo
  • Monumento
  • Poggio
  • Storte

Main sightsEdit

  • Chiesa della Propositura (15th century church)
  • Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
 
The Virgin Mary and Jesus in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality is formed by the municipal seat of Castel del Piano and the villages (frazioni) of Montegiovi and Montenero d'Orcia.

GovernmentEdit

List of mayorsEdit

Mayor Term start Term end Party
Alvaro Giannelli 1975 1985 Italian Communist Party
Elia Francesco Forti 1985 1995 Italian Socialist Party
Mario Rotellini 1995 1999 Italian People's Party
Franco Ulivieri 1999 2009 Democrats of the Left
Claudio Franci 2009 2019 Democratic Party
Michele Bartalini 2019 Incumbent Civic

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit



  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.