Roccatederighi (Roccastrada) foto: © Cesare Moroni
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Roccatederighi (Roccastrada)

Fortress served as symbol of power

Roccastrada

Roccatederighi rises on a buttress of Mount Sassoforte, from which one can admire a broad panorama. The town was part of the patrimony belonging to the Aldobrandeschi family, as far back as the 10th century. The early 13th century saw the rule of the Tederigi, or Tederigoli and the Guachi, from whom the town takes its name. Towards the end of the same century, it came under the possession of the Republic of Siena. The remains of this ancient stronghold and some parts of its original walls, dating back to the 14th century, are still visible in the highest part of the town. Just alongside them, you’ll see the tower, with its large clock and typical embattlements. It was rebuilt in 1910, following the manner of the times, which imposed the re-proposal of medieval styles. Continuing towards the lower section of the town, along Via della Torre, you’ll see the church of San Martino Vescovo, which hosts a lovely little painting dating back to the early 17th century. It portrays the Christ-Child and the Madonna with St. Augustine, supporting the Roccatederighi castle. Finally, be sure not to miss the church of San Sebastian in Piazza Garibaldi.
Source: www.parcodeglietruschi.it

 

 

 

Roccastrada
The picturesque village is located on a rock platform and boasts breathtaking views of the Maremma countryside
The picturesque town is built on an unusual platform of trachyte rock and boasts panoramic views over the Grosseto plain. It was a feud of the Aldobrandeschi family until the beginning of the 14th century, when it passed under the domain of the Sienese, and then under the Medici. ...
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