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The village of Castel del Piano 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.
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • City of wine
  • Oil city
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Castel del Piano
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Castel del Piano
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The beech forest  | Federico.Crovetto/shutterstock.com
The beech forest
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About the village

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.

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
Via Marconi, 9 - Tel. 0564 973511

BY CAR

  • From the North: Take the A1 highway, exit at Firenze Certosa, take the Firenze - Siena highway towards Siena, after Siena continue towards Grosseto until Paganico, then follow the directions for Castel del Piano.
  • From the south: Take the A1 highway, exit at Orvieto, follow the direction for Castel San Giorgio and then Acquapendente, take the SS 2 Cassia towards Siena, at Ponte a Rigo turn towards Piancastagnaio, pass the town and follow the directions for Castel del Plan.
  • From Rome: take the A12 motorway in the direction of Civitavecchia, continue on the SS 1 Aurelia in the direction of Grosseto, continue on the highway to Grosseto until Paganico, then follow the indications for Castel del Piano.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Civitella-Paganico railway station

BY PLANE

  • Florence airport
  • Pisa airport
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

La Vecchia Dispensa
Ettore Ponticelli offers in his small shop first-pressing oil of excellent quality.
Via Italia in Montemerano, 31, Manciano (Grosseto)
30.43 Kilometers from Castel del Piano

Events

tuesday
8
september, 2020

Palio di Castel del Piano

tuesday
8
september, 2020

Maria SS. delle Grazie

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