Gavorrano

Gavorrano is a mountain-side municipality in the Province of Grosseto in the western Italian region of Tuscany, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Florence and about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Grosseto.
The village is located on the northern slope of Poggio Ballone, east of Scarlino, in an area extremely rich in terms of mining, especially for large deposits of the iron ore pyrite which were intensively exploited until the early 1980s.
The town is known because of Pia dei Tolomei, whose fate is related in the "Purgatory" cantoes of the Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri.


Recommended Historic Sites.
Vetulonia, formerly called Vetulonium (Etruscan Vatluna), was an ancient town of Etruria. The Etruscan city situated on the hill of Colonna di Buriano, where there are remains of city walls of massive limestone, in almost horizontal courses, was accompanied by two necropoleis ( see picture).
Castiglion della Pescaia.Castiglione della Pescaia consists of a High City built on the hill that ends a chain of hills towards the sea, and of a Low City at the foot of the High City, straddling the drainage canal and marina that form the central part of town.
Castiglione is located in the South-Western portion of Tuscany, with a gorgeous view of the islands of Elba and Giglio, and of the promontory of Argentario. The hills that back the city slope into beautiful beaches that front the town in its entirety.


Recommended Restaurant and Hotel
Ristorante Miramare
Via Vittorio Veneto, 35, Castiglione Della Pescaia
Phone n. +39-0564-93-35-24


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