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Castell'Azzara

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Country  Italy
Province / Metropolitan city  Grosseto (GR)
Elevation  815 m (2,674 ft)
Area  64.8 km²
Postal code  58034
Region  Tuscany
Frazioni  Selvena
Demonym(s)  Castellazzaresi
Local time  Monday 7:44 AM
Province  Province of Grosseto
Castell'Azzara
Weather  8°C, Wind W at 24 km/h, 72% Humidity

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.

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Map of 58034 Castell'azzara Province of Grosseto, Italy

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

    Castell'Azzara Wikipedia


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