Giglio Castello

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Giglio Castello
View of Giglio Castello
View of Giglio Castello
Giglio Castello is located in Italy
Giglio Castello
Giglio Castello
Location of Giglio Castello in Italy
Coordinates: 42°21′56″N 10°54′06″E / 42.36556°N 10.90167°E / 42.36556; 10.90167Coordinates: 42°21′56″N 10°54′06″E / 42.36556°N 10.90167°E / 42.36556; 10.90167
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneIsola del Giglio
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total557
Demonym(s)Gigliesi, Gigliesini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58012
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Giglio Castello is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Isola del Giglio, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 568.[1]

Geography[edit]

Giglio Castello is located upon a hill in the centre of Giglio Island, between the villages of Giglio Campese and Giglio Porto, and it is the municipal capital of the comune. It is an ancient medieval borough characterized by the majestic walls of a fortress.[2]

Castello is divided into the quarters of Casamatta, Centro, Cisterna and Rocca.

Main sights[edit]

  • San Pietro (12th century), the main church of the village, it was completely restructured in 1755 in a Baroque style.[3]
  • Rocca aldobrandesca (castle), it was built by the Aldobrandeschi in the early Middle Ages and then restructured by the Republic of Pisa after the Pisan invasion of the island in the 13th century.[4]
  • Walls of Giglio Castello, old fortifications which surround the village since 12th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ "Giglio Castello". Tourist Association Pro Loco Isola del Giglio and Giannutri "G. Bancalà". Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Parish of Giglio Castello, Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello official site.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Emanuele Repetti, «Giglio Archived 2014-11-10 at the Wayback Machine», Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana, 1833-1846.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Marco Lambertini, Isola del Giglio. Natura, storia, escursioni via terra e via mare, Pisa, Pacini Editore, 1989.

See also[edit]