Scarlino

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Scarlino
Comune di Scarlino
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Coat of arms of Scarlino
Coat of arms
Location of Scarlino
Scarlino is located in Italy
Scarlino
Scarlino
Location of Scarlino in Italy
Scarlino is located in Tuscany
Scarlino
Scarlino
Scarlino (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 42°54′N 10°51′E / 42.900°N 10.850°E / 42.900; 10.850
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
FrazioniPian d'Alma, Puntone di Scarlino, Scarlino Scalo
Government
 • MayorMarcello Stella
Area
 • Total88.29 km2 (34.09 sq mi)
Elevation
229 m (751 ft)
Population
(30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total3,484
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Scarlinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58020
Dialing code0566
Patron saintSt. Martin
Saint dayNovember 11
WebsiteOfficial website

Scarlino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Florence and about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Grosseto.

Scarlino borders the following municipalities: Castiglione della Pescaia, Follonica, Gavorrano, Massa Marittima.

History[edit]

Scarlino appeared before the year 1000 as a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family, and was later handed over to the bishops of Roselle and then the Alberti family. In the 13th century it was acquired again by the Aldobrandeschi, but later it passed to Pisa and then the Appiani of Piombino.

Scarlino remained part of the Principality of Piombino until the early 19th century, when it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Main sights[edit]

  • Walls, built from the 11th century and restored in the 13th century.
  • Rocca Aldobrandesca ("Aldobrandeschi Castle"), including an angular and a round towers, plus stone defensive walls.
  • Church and convent of San Donato, which was the seat of the Augustinians from the 14th century. The church is in Romanesque style.
  • Oratory of Santa Croce, with Renaissance frescoes.
  • Church of San Martino (14th century).
  • Convent of Monte Muro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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