The village of Castel del Piano, in Tuscany, is situated on the hilly spurs of Monte Amiata.
 
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Castel del Piano

The castle on the Amiata
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Village of Castel del Piano
Municipality of Castel del Piano
Province of Grosseto
Region Tuscany

Inhabitants: 4.690
Altitude center: 637 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
City of wine
City of oil
Starada Wine Montecucco and flavors of Amiata

Municipality of Castel del Piano
Via Marconi, 9 - 58033 Castel del Piano
Tel. 0564 973511

The village of Castel del Piano, in Tuscany, is situated on the hilly spurs of Monte Amiata. The territory is characterized by the presence of olive groves and vineyards, which give an excellent oil and an excellent wine and are protected and valued respectively by the Consortium for the protection of the oil of Olivastra Seggianese and from the Montecucco Wine Trail.

The first witness of Castel del Piano is given by a document of the abbey of San Salvatore in the year 890, where he was appointed as Casale Plana. In 1175 it became a castle (castrum plani) of the Aldobrandeschi Counts of the Santa Fiora branch and in 1198 is called with the name of Plana Ferraria, probably due to the rocks of color ferrigno that dominate the plateau. In 1330 the Aldobrandeschi ceded to Siena half the country, that the next year was conquered definitively from the city of the Palio, after a siege controlled by the condottiere Guidoriccio da Fogliano. Castel del Piano remained under the dominion of Siena until 1559, when it was annexd by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In this period the town experienced a strong increase of artistic and cultural interest, with the construction of palaces and the Renaissance and particularly the presence of numerous artists who founded a real school, as the dynasty of the baroque painters Nasini. In the nineteenth century, the casteldelpianesi participated actively in the uprisings of the Risorgimento. During the second world war, Castel del Piano saw the passage of the front ally and here stood the General De Gaulle. In 1965 closed the historic facility for the production of the tannic acid, an important economic resource of the territory, but almost equal step the municipality discovered an important new resource: the winter tourism, thanks to the opening of the first ski lifts to Macinaie and the Countess, still today very frequented.

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Other destinations nearby

Santa Fiora
Santa Fiora
The village of Santa Fiora is located on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany.
Grosseto - 7.89 KM from Castel del Piano
Radicofani
Radicofani
Radicofani is a village in the Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany, dominated by one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses.
Siena - 18.63 KM from Castel del Piano
Montalcino
Montalcino
The hamlet of Montalcino, famous for the production of Brunello wine, is situated in the territory of the north-west of Monte Amiata, at the end of Val d'Orcia.
Siena - 18.76 KM from Castel del Piano
Pienza
Pienza
Pienza is the most popular and important village of the whole Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany.
Siena - 23.42 KM from Castel del Piano
Scansano
Scansano
The village of Scansano, in Tuscany, is located in the historical region of Maremma.
Grosseto - 26.41 KM from Castel del Piano
Sorano
Sorano
The Village of Sorano, in Maremma, is defined the Matera of Tuscany.
Grosseto - 27.56 KM from Castel del Piano

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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