Poggio Murella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Poggio Murella
The main square with the church
The main square with the church
Poggio Murella is located in Italy
Poggio Murella
Poggio Murella
Location of Poggio Murella in Italy
Coordinates: 42°40′29″N 11°33′1″E / 42.67472°N 11.55028°E / 42.67472; 11.55028Coordinates: 42°40′29″N 11°33′1″E / 42.67472°N 11.55028°E / 42.67472; 11.55028
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneManciano
Elevation
410 m (1,350 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total287
Demonym(s)Poggiaioli
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58050

Poggio Murella is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Manciano, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 281.[1]

Geography[edit]

Poggio Murella is about 60 km from Grosseto and 15 km from Manciano, and it is situated in the southern side of the hill ("poggio") of Poggio Capanne, in the valley of Albegna.

Poggio Murella is composed by several borgate (hamlets): Basso, Bubbolina, Greppo, Poderino, Poggetto, Poggio Sassorosso, Sellaie, Termine, Torre.[2]

History[edit]

The village was formerly known as Poggio di Saturnia and then as Poggio di Capanne, and it was renamed with its current name in 1927, as it became a frazione of Manciano.

Main sights[edit]

The Museum of the Philarmonic Pietro Mascagni
  • San Giuseppe (19th century), main parish church of the village, it was built by the will of the wealthy landowner Giuseppe Zammarchi in the late 19th century.[3]
  • Castellum Aquarum, a large Roman cistern with the interior divided into two naves with barrel vaults and covered by opus reticulatum.[2]
  • Museum of the Philarmonic Pietro Mascagni, the historical musical band of Poggio Murella named after the composer Pietro Mascagni and founded in the 19th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ a b c (in Italian) Poggio Murella, Manciano official website.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Parish of Poggio Murella, Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello, official website.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Giovanni De Feo, Le città del tufo nella valle del Fiora. Guida ai centri etruschi e medioevali della Maremma collinare, Pitigliano, Laurum Editrice, 2005.

See also[edit]