Borgo Santa Rita

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Borgo Santa Rita
The church of Santa Petronilla
The church of Santa Petronilla
Borgo Santa Rita is located in Italy
Borgo Santa Rita
Borgo Santa Rita
Location of Borgo Santa Rita in Italy
Coordinates: 42°57′27″N 11°23′9″E / 42.95750°N 11.38583°E / 42.95750; 11.38583Coordinates: 42°57′27″N 11°23′9″E / 42.95750°N 11.38583°E / 42.95750; 11.38583
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneCinigiano
Elevation
102 m (335 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total58
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58044
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Borgo Santa Rita is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Cinigiano, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 34.[1]

Borgo Santa Rita is about 33 km from Grosseto and 10 km from Cinigiano. It is situated along the provincial road which links the Grosseto-Siena highway to the Mount Amiata.

History[edit]

The whole territory was property of the counts of Poggio alle Mura (Montalcino) during the Middle Ages, but the modern village is born as a result of the Maremman Riforma agraria (land reform) in the early 1960s.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Santa Petronilla (20th century), main parish church of the village, it was built in 1964 and designed by architect Carlo Boccianti.[3]
  • Chapel of Santa Petronilla, early church dating back to the Middle Ages, it's now in ruins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ F. Mangiavacchi, La colonizzazione delle campagne maremmane. Dall'appoderamento mezzadrile ai borghi della riforma fondiaria, in "Architetture Grosseto", n. 14, 2011, pp. 66-84.
  3. ^ Marco Del Francia, Giovanni Tombari, Barbara Catalani, Itinerari di architettura contemporanea. Grosseto e Provincia, Pisa, ETS, 2011, p. 61.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Antonio Valentino Simoncelli, Bonifiche nel Grossetano: percorso storico dal 1200 a oggi, Roccastrada, 2008.

See also[edit]