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Il monastero di Giugnano
Places of worship

San Salvatore Monastery in Giungano

The ruins of this ecclesiastical building are located on a trichite rock formation

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The ruins of the San Salvatore Monastery in the town of Giungano are located in the valley of the river Bai, which is situated between Roccastrada and Monemassi. The ruins are on top of a trichite rock formation. The historical events that marked the evolution of this important religious community are relatively unknown today. The first document to speak of the Benedictine monastery is dated 1075.

(Article by Comunità Montana Colline Metallifere)

Medieval villages in Grosseto plain
The picturesque Roccastrada was founded atop a unique mass of trachyte, offering a wide view of the Grosseto plain. A former fief under the Aldobrandeschi family until the early 1300s, the village passed into the hands of the Sienese and later the Medici. The territory around the town – partly covered by forests of oak and chestnut trees – is primarily home to vineyards and olive groves. ...