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Suvereto

The village of corks
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Village of Suvereto
Municipality of Suvereto
Province of Livorno
Tuscany region

Population: 3,072
Altitude Center: 90 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Città dell'olio
Città slow

Protected natural areas:
Parco interprovinciale di Montioni

Municipality of Suvereto
Piazza dei Giudici 3 - Suvereto (LI)
phone +39 0565-829923

Seat of important wineries (here it produces the DOC Val di Cornia Suvereto), the village of Suvereto is located in the Val di Cornia. The fraction of Prata is known to be the area of origin and production of Lazzero di Prata, a precious type of olive oil. The toponym is certified for the first time in 973 and derives from the latin suber, "cork", for which Suvereto is the "corkwood".
Worth a visit to the Rocca Aldobrandesca, that dominates the whole town, built around the middle of the XII century.

Another point of interest is the Parish Church of San Giusto, remembered since 923, probably of medieval origin, is one of the most interesting Romanesque buildings in the province of Livorno.

Nearby you can also visit the Natural Park of Montioni, forming part of the system of parks of Val di Cornia, a park characterized by a rich fauna, rare examples of typically mediterranean flora and important monuments from the napoleonic era recently restored in the small hamlet of Montioni, such as the baths, the so-called "Baciocca" and a commemorative obelisk dedicated to Elisa Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte and princess of Lucca and Piombino.

The Palio of Suvereto is an event that takes place twice a year. This is a race between teams of "pushing", that dispute for the paved streets of the historic center. The pairs of pushers shall bring the cask from 5 quintals of belly and push, as uniformly as possible on the circuit trying to overtake opponents.
The first palio di Santa Croce, is held in May in concomitance of the patronal feasts while the second falls on 13 August and is called the Palio of the Emperor.
The Wild Boar Festival is a historic event which unwinds from almost 50 years in December, in the weekends around the 8 December. The Festival has always tip to the exploitation of the typical products of the local gastronomy, crafts and in general of the traditions of the territory. In the course of the years conferences and initiatives have treated and deepened socio-economical aspects linked to Suvereto and Val di Cornia.

Video by Fabio Baroncelli

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Livorno - 5.56 KM from Suvereto
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Massa Marittima
Massa Marittima
The village of Massa Marittima, in Tuscany, is situated on one of the southern extremities of Colline Metallifere of Grosseto.
Grosseto - 17.24 KM from Suvereto
Bolgheri
Bolgheri
Bolgheri is a hamlet of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci, in the province of Livorno. It is located less than ten kilometers from the Etruscan Coast.
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Populonia
Populonia
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Piombino
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Piombino, located in the final stretch of the Etruscan Coast, is known for its famous Port.
Livorno - 20.49 KM from Suvereto

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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