Montelaterone

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Montelaterone
View of Montelaterone from Zancona
View of Montelaterone from Zancona
Montelaterone is located in Italy
Montelaterone
Montelaterone
Location of Montelaterone in Italy
Coordinates: 42°53′15″N 11°30′45″E / 42.88750°N 11.51250°E / 42.88750; 11.51250Coordinates: 42°53′15″N 11°30′45″E / 42.88750°N 11.51250°E / 42.88750; 11.51250
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneArcidosso
Elevation
670 m (2,200 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total283
Demonym(s)Montelateronesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58030
Dialing code0564

Montelaterone (Italian: [ˌmontelateˈroːne]) is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Arcidosso, province of Grosseto, in the area of Mount Amiata. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 283.[1]

Montelaterone is about 52 km from Grosseto and 4 km from Arcidosso, and it is situated on a sandstone peak between the valleys of Ente and Zancona rivers.

Main sights[edit]

The old pieve of Santa Maria a Lamula
  • Church of San Clemente (14th century), main parish church of the village
  • Church of Madonna della Misericordia (17th century), with frescoes by Francesco and Giuseppe Nicola Nasini
  • Chapel of Santa Lucia in Stiacciaie (14th century)
  • Pieve of Santa Maria a Lamula (12th century), between Montelaterone and Arcidosso, it is an important and ancient Romanesque church.
  • Palazzo Pretorio (13th century), ancient city hall
  • Walls of Montelaterone, old fortifications which surround the village since 11th century
  • Cassero Senese, a 13th-century fortress

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Aldo Mazzolai, Guida della Maremma. Percorsi tra arte e natura, Le Lettere, Florence, 1997
  • Giuseppe Guerrini, Torri e castelli della Provincia di Grosseto, Nuova Immagine Editrice, Siena, 1999

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