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Montemerano

Located about 32 km from Tuscania, Montemerano is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Tuscan Maremma.

Built on a hill from which it dominates the panorama of hills and countryside of southern Tuscany, the village of Montemerano has medieval origins, it was in fact built by the Aldobrandeschi family in 1200, then passed in 1300 to the Baschi, under the Orvieto family. In 1400 it was conquered by the city of Siena and then passed, in 1500, to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

What to see in Montemerano:

  • Church of San Giorgio, dating back to 1300 the construction of the church was commissioned by the Bachi counts. Remodeled several times over the course of subsequent eras, the church is today a wonderful example of Tuscan architecture, it houses a canvas depicting the Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints, from the 15th century.
  • Cinta Muraria, dating back to the medieval period, and more precisely to the 12th century, the walls were built by the Aldobrandeschi and enlarged in the Sienese era, in this period the patrol walkways were added and the keep was built.
  • Piazza del Castello, a splendid square in Montemerano and an ancient parade ground, today the square is the setting for events and demonstrations. Scenic and of great impact, it is one of the most representative places of the Tuscan village