Montorgiali

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Montorgiali
Frazione
View of the castle and the church
View of the castle and the church
Montorgiali is located in Italy
Montorgiali
Montorgiali
Location of Montorgiali in Italy
Coordinates: 42°44′18″N 11°17′57″E / 42.73833°N 11.29917°E / 42.73833; 11.29917Coordinates: 42°44′18″N 11°17′57″E / 42.73833°N 11.29917°E / 42.73833; 11.29917
Country  Italy
Region  Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Comune Scansano
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 162
Demonym(s) Montorgialesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58054
Dialing code (+39) 0564

Montorgiali is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Scansano, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 141.[1]

Montorgiali is about 21 km from Grosseto and 10 km from Scansano, and it is situated on a hill along the Scansanese Provincial Road.

Main sights[edit]

  • San Biagio (12th century), main parish church of the village
  • Sanctuary of San Giorgio, old pieve during the Middle Ages, it is now a sanctuary dedicated to Saint George who, according to legend, defeated a dragon
  • Castle of Montorgiali (12th century), main palace in the village

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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