Scarlino

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Scarlino
Comune
Comune di Scarlino
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Coat of arms of Scarlino
Coat of arms
Scarlino is located in Italy
Scarlino
Scarlino
Location of Scarlino in Italy
Coordinates: 42°54′N 10°51′E / 42.900°N 10.850°E / 42.900; 10.850Coordinates: 42°54′N 10°51′E / 42.900°N 10.850°E / 42.900; 10.850
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Frazioni Pian d'Alma, Portiglioni, Puntone di Scarlino, Scarlino Scalo
Government
 • Mayor Maurizio Bizzarri
Area
 • Total 88.38 km2 (34.12 sq mi)
Elevation 229 m (751 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 3,409
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym Scarlinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58020
Dialing code 0566
Patron saint St. Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Scarlino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Florence and about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Grosseto.

Scarlino borders the following municipalities: Castiglione della Pescaia, Follonica, Gavorrano, Massa Marittima.

History[edit]

Scarlino appeared before the year 100 as a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family, and was later handed over to the bishops of Roselle and then the Alberti family. In the 13th century it was acquired again by the Aldobrandeschi, but later it passed to Pisa and then the Appiani of Piombino.

Scarlino remained part of the Principality of Piombino until the early 19th century, when it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Main sights[edit]

  • Walls, built from the 11th century and restored in the 13th century.
  • Rocca Aldobrandesca ("Aldobrandeschi Castle"), including an angular and a round towers, plus stone defensive walls.
  • Church and convent of San Donato, which was the seat of the Augustinians from the 14th century. The church is in Romanesque style.
  • Oratory of Santa Croce, with Renaissance frescoes.
  • Church of San Martino (14th century).
  • Convent of Monte Muro.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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