Arcidosso, the town in the province of Grosseto, counts 4296 inhabitants.
The history of Arcidosso
Arcidosso is one of the historically most important towns of Mount Amiata; Its name is mentioned for the first time in the documentdated 860 A.D. From the XII century was partly in the possessions of the Aldobrandeschi, who fortified the town by building the castle.
In 1331 it was conquered by Siena, under whose reign it will remain until 1559, the year when will pass to the Medici family in Florence. Later will gets the role of “capital“ administration of Mount Amiata. From the post war period it undergoes a drastic population decrease.
Monuments and places of interest
- The Church of Saint Niccolò, dating from 1144.
- The Church of Sant’Andrea, dating from 1188..
- The Church of Saint Clemente and the Parish of St.Mary in Lamula in Montelaterone.
- The Cappuccini Monastery, at the foot of hamlet of Saint Lorenzo
- Sanctuary of our Lady of Grace (Madonna delle Grazie).
- Gompa Merigar West, sacred Tibetan building located in the nearby Mount Labbro,founded in 1981.
- (Mura) Walls,dating from XI century
- Fortress Aldobrandesca.
We would also like to point here numerous palaces (Giovannini Bachini, Ferroni Amati, Giabbani, the Marcqis La Greca, Pastorelli, just to mention a few) and villas (the House, the abandonment). The Theater of the Unanimous in piazza della Rocca is the oldest theater in province of Grosseto. There are also numerous natural areas, especially in the area of Mount Labbro (Natural Reserve, Wildlife Park).
Culture and society
Archidosso is headquartering of publishing house Effigi.
Among the culinary specialties, we would like to mention chestnuts and the Montecucco wine, D.O.C.
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