Interesting in the low zone of Raggiolo was the presence of forges for the working of iron placed on the creek.
 
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Village of Raggiolo
Municipality of Ortignano Raggiolo
Province of Arezzo
Tuscany region

Population: 878
Altitude Center: 483 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of Ortignano Raggiolo
Via Provinciale 4 - Ortignano Raggiolo (AR)
phone +39 0575-539214

Ortignano Raggiolo was born in 1873 from the fusion of the two previous municipalities of Ortignano and Raggiolo. The toponym is certified for the first time in 1247 and probably derives from the name of a person Hortinius romano, while Raggiolo is attested in 967 as Ragiola and derives from the latin radius with the meaning of "border line". Ortignano, municipal seat, is situated on top of a hill. Simple and elegant it presents the church, recently restored, dedicated to San Matteo. Interesting are the coat of arms and the inscriptions carved on the architrave of the entrance. From Ortignano, climbing up the valley of the torrent Teggina, you arrive at Raggiolo. It is a mountain village quite extensive and is located on the slopes of Pratomagno. Interesting in the low zone of Raggiolo was the presence of forges for the working of iron placed on the creek. The water of the river provided the energy to operate the heavy hammers while the abundance of wood used as fuel, allowed the metal working, then exported by animals from soma toward Bibbiena, together with that coming from Ortignano and carder.

Here we find the Museum of the Chestnut that shows all the steps of collecting and processing of what in the past was a real substitute for bread. The museum provides a part mainly didactic, through the various environments, and a workshop where you can manipulate the ingredients found previously. The village hosts a widespread hotel, a restaurant and a shop of alimentary.

Video by Angelo Luddi

Other destinations nearby

Poppi
Poppi
The medieval village of Poppi is a rare walled city to the top of the governor among the castle of the Counts Guidi, prototype of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Arezzo - 7.5 KM from Raggiolo
Loro Ciuffenna
Loro Ciuffenna
Loro Ciuffenna is known for the oldest water mill in Tuscany.
Arezzo - 11.31 KM from Raggiolo
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra is a medieval village on the Valdarno hills, in Tuscany.
Arezzo - 14.07 KM from Raggiolo
Anghiari
Anghiari
Anghiari, is part of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and is located in the Tuscan Valtiberina.
Arezzo - 31.37 KM from Raggiolo
Radda in Chianti
Radda in Chianti
The territory of the village of Radda in Chianti in Tuscany lies entirely in the Chianti Classico.
Siena - 34.38 KM from Raggiolo
Montefioralle
Montefioralle
The oldest testimony of the small village of Montefioralle, in Tuscany, dates back to 1085.
Firenze - 34.53 KM from Raggiolo

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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