Pian d'Alma

Pian d'Alma is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comuni of Castiglione della Pescaia and Scarlino, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 24.[1]

Pian d'Alma
The church of Madonna del Rosario
The church of Madonna del Rosario
Pian d'Alma is located in Italy
Pian d'Alma
Pian d'Alma
Location of Pian d'Alma in Italy
Coordinates: 42°50′28″N 10°48′59″E / 42.84111°N 10.81639°E / 42.84111; 10.81639Coordinates: 42°50′28″N 10°48′59″E / 42.84111°N 10.81639°E / 42.84111; 10.81639
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneCastiglione della Pescaia
Scarlino
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total100
Demonym(s)Piandalmini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58043
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Pian d'Alma is about 38 km from Grosseto, 17 km from Castiglione della Pescaia and 14 km from Scarlino, and it is situated in a plain, called padule Pian d'Alma, at the bottom of the hill of Poggio Ballone, near to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The plain is crossed by the Alma river.

Main sightsEdit

  • Madonna del Rosario, main parish church of the village, it was designed by engineer Ernesto Ganelli in 1958.
  • Tower of Alma (10th century), ancient watchtower situated along the village's main street, it is now transformed into a private house.
  • Tower of Civette (14th century), old coastal tower, it is located by the sea near to the mouth of Alma river.
  • Castle of Maus (11th century), ruins of a fortress situated on the wooded hills which surround the village.

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

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

See alsoEdit