Castell'Azzara

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Castell'Azzara
Comune di Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Castell'Azzara
Coat of arms
Location of Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara is located in Italy
Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara
Location of Castell'Azzara in Italy
Castell'Azzara is located in Tuscany
Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara
Castell'Azzara (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 42°46′N 11°42′E / 42.767°N 11.700°E / 42.767; 11.700Coordinates: 42°46′N 11°42′E / 42.767°N 11.700°E / 42.767; 11.700
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
FrazioniSelvena
Government
 • MayorMaurizio Coppi
Area
 • Total64.23 km2 (24.80 sq mi)
Elevation
815 m (2,674 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total1,438
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellazzaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58034
Dialing code0564
Patron saintSt. Nicholas
Saint dayDecember 6
WebsiteOfficial website

Castell'Azzara is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Florence and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Grosseto.

It occupies the slopes of the Monte Amiata and was once important for the extraction of cinnabar. It was first under the Aldobrandeschi, and then part of the Sforza County of Santa Fiora until 1624.

Main sights[edit]

  • Rocca Aldobrandesca (Castle). Of the original complex the palace and the watchtower remain.
  • Church of San Nicola, with some Renaissance parts.
  • Church of Madonna del Rosario, including a Renaissance chapel and frescoes in the apse.
  • Villa Sforzesca, built by the Sforza in the late 16th century

Nearby, in the frazione of Selvena, are the ruins of Rocca Silvana, a fortress of the Aldobrandeschi.

Government[edit]

List of mayors[edit]

Mayor Term start Term end Party
Angelo Baldoni 1985 1990 Italian Socialist Party
Sergio Papalini 1990 1995 Italian Communist Party/Democratic Party of the Left
Luisa Romagnoli Papalini 1995 1999 Italian People's Party
Ivo Relitti 1999 2004 Democrats of the Left
Marzio Mambrini 2004 2014 Independent (centre-left)
Fosco Fortunati 2014 2019 Independent (centre-left)
Maurizio Coppi 2019 Incumbent Civic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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