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Montevitozzo is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Sorano, province of Grosseto, in the tuff area of southern Maremma. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 106.[1]

Montevitozzo
View of Montevitozzo
View of Montevitozzo
Montevitozzo is located in Italy
Montevitozzo
Montevitozzo
Location of Montevitozzo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°44′44″N 11°42′26″E / 42.74556°N 11.70722°E / 42.74556; 11.70722Coordinates: 42°44′44″N 11°42′26″E / 42.74556°N 11.70722°E / 42.74556; 11.70722
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneSorano
Elevation
668 m (2,192 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total114
Demonym(s)Montevitozzesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58010
Dialing code(+39) 0564

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GeographyEdit

Montevitozzo is about 80 km from Grosseto and 12 km from Sorano, and it is situated along the Provincial Road which links Sorano to Castell'Azzara.

The territory of Montevitozzo is composed also by the hamlets of Casa della Fonte, Casella, Cerretino, Le Capannelle, Le Porcarecce, Il Poggio, Marcelli and Ronzinami.

HistoryEdit

The village was founded by the Aldobrandeschi in the 12th century and then conquered by Orvieto in 1284. It was then held by the Republic of Siena (15th century), by the Orsini from Pitigliano (16th century) and by the Medicis (17th century).[2]

Main sightsEdit

  • San Giacomo (13th century), main parish church of the village, it was built in the late 14th century and then restructured many times.[3]
  • Immacolata Concezione (19th century)[3]
  • Chapel of Sant'Antonio Abate, small church in the hamlet of Marcelli.[3]
  • Villa Orsini (16th century), fortified villa built by the Orsini family during the Renaissance.[4]
  • Castle of Montevitozzo, commonly known as Roccaccia, it is the old castle of the village situated on the top of the Monte Vitozzo. It's now in ruins.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Census 2001, Istat
  2. ^ (in Italian) Emanuele Repetti, «Montevitozzo», Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana, 1833-1846.
  3. ^ a b c (in Italian) Parish of Montevitozzo, Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, official site.
  4. ^ a b (in Italian) Montevitozzo, Sorano official website.
  5. ^ Giuseppe Guerrini, Torri e castelli della provincia di Grosseto, Siena, Nuova Immagine Editrice, 1999.

BibliographyEdit

  • Aldo Mazzolai, Guida della Maremma. Percorsi tra arte e natura, Florence, Le Lettere, 1997.

See alsoEdit