Giuncarico

Giuncarico is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Gavorrano, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 399.[1]

Giuncarico
View of Giuncarico
View of Giuncarico
Giuncarico is located in Italy
Giuncarico
Giuncarico
Location of Giuncarico in Italy
Coordinates: 42°54′25″N 10°59′31″E / 42.90694°N 10.99194°E / 42.90694; 10.99194Coordinates: 42°54′25″N 10°59′31″E / 42.90694°N 10.99194°E / 42.90694; 10.99194
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneGavorrano
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total449
Demonym(s)Giuncarichesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58023

HistoryEdit

The village dates back to the Early Middle Ages, when it was a property of the Aldobrandeschi family and then of the Pannocchieschi. It was then conquered by the Republic of Siena during the 14th century.[2]

Main sightsEdit

 
The church of Sant'Egidio

ChurchesEdit

  • Sant'Egidio (13th century), main parish church of the village, it was restructured in 1930 and then renewed in 1960.[3]
  • Oratory of Santissimo Crocifisso (19th century), situated outside the city walls, it was built in 1892.[3]
  • Hermitage of Sant'Ansano (17th century), it's now in ruins.[4]

PalazziEdit

  • Palazzo Pretorio (16th century)
  • Palazzo Camaiori-Piccolomini (15th century)
  • Palazzo Tedeschini-Camaiori (17th century)
  • Palazzo Bonaiuti (19th century), in the nearby countryside

FortificationsEdit

The walls of Giuncarico has enclosed the village since 11th century. The Porta del Castello is the main gate of the old citadel.[3]

TransportEdit

Giuncarico is about 25 km from Grosseto and 15 km from Gavorrano, and it is situated along the Via Aurelia highway. It is also served by the Tirrenica railway line thanks to its own station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Emanuele Repetti, «Giuncarico Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine», Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana, 1833-1846.
  3. ^ a b c Bruno Santi, Guida storico-artistica alla Maremma. Itinerari culturali nella provincia di Grosseto, Nuova Immagine, Siena, 1995, pp. 72-73.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Hermitage of Sant'Ansano n. 00311260 Archived 2014-10-19 at the Wayback Machine, Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e per il Paesaggio per le province di Siena e Grosseto, official site.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bruno Santi, Guida storico-artistica alla Maremma. Itinerari culturali nella provincia di Grosseto, Nuova Immagine, Siena, 1995, pp. 72–73.
  • Giuseppe Guerrini, Torri e castelli della provincia di Grosseto, Nuova Immagine Editrice, Siena, 1999.

See alsoEdit