The view from the summit of Campagnatico is breathtaking: slopes of vineyards and olive groves and, in the distance, the sea between the cliffs of of the Uccellina Park and the headland of the Argentario. After taking in the fabulous landscape of the Maremma, stop to admire the Church of San Giovanni Battista.This small church is located on the remains of the defensive system of a fortress and reuses the fortress's tower as a belltower. The structure dates to the 13th century and was built in the romanesque style with some Pisan gothic elements. The facade is surmounted by an arch, a rose window and a crown of arches. The interior is a single nave with a raised presbytery and is covered in trusses. The chapels are framed by large pointed arches. Among the works to be found inside the church are the 13th century canvas by Guido di Graziano which represents the Madonna and Child in the style of Duccio Buoninsegna. Don't miss the wood ciborium with painted doors from the 16th century and the frescoes by Cristoforo di Bindoccio representing the Life of the Virgin.
A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE IN MINIATURE, AMIDST ANCIENT WALLS AND BEAUTIFUL FRESCOS
Campagnatico is a typical medieval village in both structure and strategic position - placed on high ground with a steep drop into the Ombrone Valley to the east. The ancient castle cited in Canto XI of Dante’s Purgatory once belonged to the Aldobrandeschi family from Sovana before being passed down to the Tolomei governing family who were intent on keeping possession of this rich and fertile ...Morekeyboard_backspace