Castel del Piano

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Castel del Piano
Comune di Castel del Piano
Coat of arms of Castel del Piano
Coat of arms
Castel del Piano is located in Italy
Castel del Piano
Castel del Piano
Location of Castel del Piano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°53′27″N 11°32′22″E / 42.89083°N 11.53944°E / 42.89083; 11.53944Coordinates: 42°53′27″N 11°32′22″E / 42.89083°N 11.53944°E / 42.89083; 11.53944
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Frazioni Montegiovi, Montenero d'Orcia
 • Mayor Claudio Franci
 • Total 67.77 km2 (26.17 sq mi)
Elevation 637 m (2,090 ft)
Population (31 May 2017)
 • Total 4,814
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casteldelpianesi or Cioli
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 58033
Dialing code 0564
Patron saint Maria Santissima delle Grazie
Saint day September 8
Website Official website

Castel del Piano is a town and comune (municipality) of Province of Grosseto in the Tuscany, central Italy.

Chiesa della Propositura.


The area of Castel del Piano is known to have been inhabited in prehistoric times, but the town itself is mentioned for the first time in a document from 890 AD. From 1175 to 1321 it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. After the fall of the Republic of Siena, it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.


The city is divided into four contrade (quarters) which take part in a palio held every 8 September. The palio was raced for the first time in 1402.

The contrade are:

  • Borgo
  • Monumento
  • Poggio
  • Storte

Main sights[edit]

  • Chiesa della Propositura (15th century church)
  • Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
The Virgin Mary and Jesus in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

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