Montenero d'Orcia

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Montenero d'Orcia
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View of Montenero d'Orcia
Montenero d'Orcia is located in Italy
Montenero d'Orcia
Montenero d'Orcia
Location of Montenero d'Orcia in Italy
Coordinates: 42°56′39″N 11°28′20″E / 42.94417°N 11.47222°E / 42.94417; 11.47222Coordinates: 42°56′39″N 11°28′20″E / 42.94417°N 11.47222°E / 42.94417; 11.47222
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneCastel del Piano
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total243
Demonym(s)Montenerini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58040
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Montenero d'Orcia is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Castel del Piano, province of Grosseto, in the area of Mount Amiata. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 253.[1]

Montenero is about 44 km from Grosseto and 14 km from Castel del Piano, and it is situated on a hill between the valley of Orcia and Ombrone rivers.

Main sights[edit]

The ancient pieve di Santa Lucia
  • Pieve di Santa Lucia (12th century), main parish church of the village, with a wooden Crocefisso by Ambrogio Lorenzetti
  • Church of Madonna (16th century), former church now deconsecrated
  • Walls of Montenero, old fortifications which surround the village since the 10th century
  • Cassero Senese, a 13th-century fortress, it was re-built in the 15th century
  • Museum of Vine and Wine, little museum of local history about the traditions of grape growing and wine production in Montenero

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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