Manciano is a town and comune in the southern part of the province of Grosseto, Tuscany, central Italy. It has a population of about 7,200.

Manciano
Comune di Manciano
View of Manciano
View of Manciano
Coat of arms of Manciano
Location of Manciano
Manciano is located in Italy
Manciano
Manciano
Location of Manciano in Italy
Manciano is located in Tuscany
Manciano
Manciano
Manciano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 42°35′20″N 11°31′01″E / 42.58889°N 11.51694°E / 42.58889; 11.51694Coordinates: 42°35′20″N 11°31′01″E / 42.58889°N 11.51694°E / 42.58889; 11.51694
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
FrazioniMarsiliana, Montemerano, Poderi di Montemerano, Poggio Capanne, Poggio Murella, San Martino sul Fiora, Saturnia
Government
 • MayorMirco Morini
Area
 • Total372.51 km2 (143.83 sq mi)
Elevation
444 m (1,457 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2020)[2]
 • Total7,239
 • Density19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mancianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58014
Dialing code0564
Patron saintSt. Leonard
Saint dayNovember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

Manciano is 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Pitigliano and 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Orbetello.

HistoryEdit

 
Torre di San Lorenzo.

Manciano was once a fairly important market town for the area of the Albegna and Fiora valleys, with a stronghold already recorded in the twelfth century. A brief occupation by Siena (1419–55) left the town an imposing fortress built around 1424.

Main sightsEdit

The most important site in the comune is Saturnia, an old Etruscan town with medieval walls, remains of a Roman road, and best known for its thermal springs dating to the Roman period and still in use today. The comune is further known to students of Late Antiquity as the place where the famous silver platter of Ardabur Aspar, consul in 434, was found (in the Fosso Castione, a creek near Marsiliana).

The densely built town centre of the frazione Montemerano, crowned by its leaning tower of San Lorenzo, is contained within its ancient walls. Montemerano became a power center of the signori dei Baschi, who dominated the comune. The thirteenth-century church is dedicated to San Lorenzo; frescoes remain on its walls, and a polyptych by the Sienese painter Sano di Pietro. At a short distance, in open countryside, there is the church of Madonna del Castuzzo.

FrazioniEdit

The municipality is formed by the municipal seat of Manciano and the villages (frazioni) of Marsiliana, Montemerano, Poderi di Montemerano, Poggio Capanne, Poggio Murella, San Martino sul Fiora and Saturnia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Manciano at Wikimedia Commons