The territory of Magliano in Toscana, rich of numerous settlements of the Etruscan Age, also includes the characteristic sites of Pereta and Montiano of medieval origins and the monastery of San Bruzio. Very characteristic is the historic center, surrounded by a pleasant town walls built between the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance period.
Among the many archaeological areas stands out the necropolis of Heba. During the Roman domination, were used the pressistenti settlements of Etruscan origin. The V-IV century B.C. dates back the disc of Magliano, archaeological find found at the locality in the late nineteenth century and currently preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Florence, that is fundamental result for the encoding of the ancient Etruscan language.
The Middle Ages saw the rise to power of the Aldobrandeschi, who began to control numerous centers of the province of Grosseto, including Magliano in Toscana that, at the time of the partition of the territories which occurred in 1274, became part of the County of Santa Fiora. Until the 1300s, the village remained a Aldobrandesco dominion, was fortified with the construction of the primitive walls. At the end of the Aldobrandesca domination, the center then passed into the hands of the Sienese in the course of the Fourteenth Century, thus being incorporated in the territory of the Republic of Siena. In the Renaissance, the Sienese effettuarono renovation and enlargement to the characteristics walls of Magliano in Toscana, which gave the walls a large part of the current appearance. The Sienese Domain came to an end in mid sixteenth century, when the center became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, at the time controlled by doctors, and from then on it followed its fate. During the second world war, in rural areas the north-west of the municipal territory is perpetrò, dated 22 March 1944, the massacre of Maiano Lavacchio.
Certainly deserve a visit to the church of San Giovanni Battista, the Pieve di San Martino, the monastery of San Bruzio, Palazzo del Podestà, the Checco the Beautiful and the Castle of Old Montiano, in the hamlet of the same name.
Among the typical dishes you resemble the ones of Maremma tradition, among which the Acquacotta and Panzanella. The pinched schiacciata of Montiano instead is typical of locations.
Village of Magliano in Toscana
Municipality of Magliano in Toscana
Province of Grosseto
Altitude centre: 128 m s.l.m.
the Municipality is part of:
Strada del Vino e dei Sapori Colli di Maremma
Protected Natural Areas:
Maremma Natural Park
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