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Castell'Azzara

Castell'Azzara
Comune
Comune di Castell'Azzara
Coat of arms of Castell'Azzara
Coat of arms
Castell'Azzara is located in Italy
Castell'Azzara
Location of Castell'Azzara in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Frazioni Selvena
Government
 • Mayor Marzio Mambrini
Area
 • Total 64.8 km2 (25.0 sq mi)
Elevation 815 m (2,674 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 1,733
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellazzaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 58034
Dialing code 0564
Patron saint St. Nicholas
Saint day December 6
Website Official website

Castell'Azzara is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Florence and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Grosseto.

It occupies the slopes of the Monte Amiata and was once important for the extraction of cinnabar. It was first under the Aldobrandeschi, and then part of the Sforza County of Santa Fiora until 1624.

Main sights

  • Rocca Aldobrandesca (Castle). Of the original complex the palace and the watchtower remain.
  • Church of San Nicola, with some Renaissance parts.
  • Church of Madonna del Rosario, including a Renaissance chapel and frescoes in the apse.
  • Villa Sforzesca, built by the Sforza in the late 16th century

Nearby, in the frazione of Selvena, are the ruins of Rocca Silvana, a fortress of the Aldobrandeschi.

References

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

External links

  • Official website
  • Associazione Pro Loco Castell'Azzara
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