Gavorrano

Gavorrano, lying on a smoothly shaped hill lending towards the seacoast of Follonica, is in the province of Grosseto and has been an important mining centre.


Gavorrano, lying on a smoothly shaped hill lending towards the seacoast of Follonica, is in the province of Grosseto and has been an important mining centre. Caldana and Ravi, together with the remains of the Rocca of Castel di Pietra, are important testimonies of this small town's medieval past.
Gavorrano : Chiesa di S. Giuliano The first news on Gavorrano, that now has about 8000 inhabitants, date to 1164, when the emperor Frederick Barbarossa issued an act reiterating that the counts Alberti of Mangona owned the castle.
Around the XII century, the counts Pannocchieschi established their presence in the area around the XII century thanks to the emperor's concession.
This Byzantine-born family, that was not very powerful outside its modest properties, became famous thanks to Dante Alighieri. The illustrious poet narrated the story of Pia, the young bride of one of the Pannocchieschi who, later, also killed her.
Since 1271, when a group of rebel Ghibellines from Siena occupied the town for a short time, great fights for the control of Gavorrano started.
At the end of the century, its inhabitants spontaneously submitted to Volterra. In 1338, Massa Marittima took control of it, but when the Republic of Siena subjected Massa Marittima in 1335, the City of the Palio' authority was imposed in Gavorrano.
The Malavolti controlled the castle until 1465, but their presence, too, was interrupted in some periods. In 1390, Florence temporarily occupied Gavorrano, an episode that was repeated in 1450 with the monarchy troops of the King of Naples, Alfonso d' Aragona, as protagonists. Around the half of the XVI century, the Tuscan Grand Duchy definitively annexed the town together with all the Sienese territory.
The above-said Castel di Pietra has a particular historical and artistic importance, since it has architectural elements belonging to the first Etruscan settlements raised on the ways used for the iron and steel activity. What remains of its structure is a series of rearrangement works due to each property changeover. It belonged to the Aldobrandeschi, first, and then to the Pannocchieschi.

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Accommodations in the area


    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 18 km from Gavorrano

    Villa Roccamare

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 19 km from Gavorrano

    Villa Punta Ala

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
    • 36 km from Gavorrano

    Podere Vignanova

    Podere Vignanova, little charming resort in Tuscany, in one of the more enchanting corners of the Etruscan coast, where vineyards with wines which are conquering the world.
    Surrounded by important vineyards in Castagneto hills the farm holding includes an old country house which hosts 4 comfortable flats and 4 delightful suites.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 55 km from Gavorrano

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 55 km from Gavorrano

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 58 km from Gavorrano

    Relais della Rovere

    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
    Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 60 km from Gavorrano

    B&B la Fornace di Racciano

    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
    La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 60 km from Gavorrano

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 63 km from Gavorrano

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 65 km from Gavorrano

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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