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Tirli is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Castiglione della Pescaia, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 284.[1]

Tirli
View of Tirli
View of Tirli
Tirli is located in Italy
Tirli
Tirli
Location of Tirli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°50′43″N 10°53′42″E / 42.84528°N 10.89500°E / 42.84528; 10.89500Coordinates: 42°50′43″N 10°53′42″E / 42.84528°N 10.89500°E / 42.84528; 10.89500
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneCastiglione della Pescaia
Elevation
404 m (1,325 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total255
Demonym(s)Tirlesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58043
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Tirli is about 28 km from Grosseto and 18 km from Castiglione della Pescaia, and it is situated on a hill next to the top of Poggio Ballone.

HistoryEdit

The village dates back to the Early Middle Ages, as it was mentioned in a document of 814. Destroyed by the Turks in the 16th century, it was then part of the Principality of Piombino.[2]

Main sightsEdit

 
The church of Sant'Andrea Apostolo
  • Church of Sant'Andrea Apostolo (17th century), main parish church of the village,[3] it was consecrated in 1674.[4] The former convent of Sant'Agostino is situated next to the church.
  • Hermitage of San Guglielmo di Malavalle (13th century), situated in the woods near the village, it was built between 1230 e 1249 as a sanctuary in the place where saint William of Maleval has been buried.[4]
  • Hermitage of Sant'Anna (17th century), located in the woods of Tirli.
  • Palazzo Pretorio (18th century).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Emanuele Repetti, «Tirli», Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana, 1833–1846.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Parish of Tirli, CEI official site.
  4. ^ a b Bruno Santi, Guida storico-artistica alla Maremma. Itinerari culturali nella provincia di Grosseto, Siena, Nuova Immagine, 1995, pp. 83–84.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bruno Santi, Guida storico-artistica alla Maremma. Itinerari culturali nella provincia di Grosseto, Siena, Nuova Immagine, 1995, pp. 83–84.
  • Enrico Collura, Mario Innocenti, Stefano Innocenti, Comune di Castiglione della Pescaia: briciole di storia, Grosseto, Editrice Innocenti, 2002, pp. 176–187.
  • Fiorenzo Corsali, Storia della Maremma. Castiglione della Pescaia e il suo territorio, Roma, Aldo Sara Editore, 2008, pp. 65–69, 103–106.

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