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The church of Santi Barbara and Paolo
The church of Santi Barbara and Paolo
Ribolla is located in Italy
Location of Ribolla in Italy
Coordinates: 42°58′11″N 11°02′20″E / 42.96972°N 11.03889°E / 42.96972; 11.03889Coordinates: 42°58′11″N 11°02′20″E / 42.96972°N 11.03889°E / 42.96972; 11.03889
Country  Italy
Region  Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Comune Roccastrada
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,438
Demonym(s) Ribollini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58027
Dialing code (+39) 0564

Ribolla is a village in southern Tuscany, a frazione of the comune of Roccastrada, in the province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 2,115.[1]

In 1954, a mine exploded killing forty-three workers. The incident was reported by Luciano Bianciardi and Carlo Cassola in the essay I minatori della Maremma (The miners of Maremma), and has been a source of inspiration for Bianciardi's novel La vita agra and for the film of the same name directed by Carlo Lizzani.

Main sights[edit]

  • Santi Barbara e Paolo, main parish church in Ribolla, it was designed by engineer Ernesto Ganelli and consecrated in 1941.
  • Monumento al minatore ("Monument to the miner") by Vittorio Basaglia.


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