Locality



Monteverdi Marittimo

Monteverdi Marittimo lies on the southern slope of the Metallifere Hills. The birth of Monteverdi Marittimo village took place in medieval high times, when in the area was built the Abbey of San Pietro in Palazzuolo, around which the community started gathering and building their homes . Subsequently near the abbey was erected a castle which in the thirteenth century stood under the protection of Volterra. At the same time, Abbey monks submitted themselves to the town of Massa Marittima. Only in the middle of the same century monks joined with the community of Monteverdi Marittimo, also placing the abbey under the jurisdiction of Volterra. The most important monuments in Monteverdi Marittimo we mention the Church of Sant'Andrea, the Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, Monteverdi Castle and the remains of its medieval fortifications. Among the many events that take place regularly at Monteverdi Marittimo we point out the "Feast of Sant'Andrea" which is held annually on the 30th of November in honor of the Patron Saint.
The village of Monteverdi Marittimo maintains its medieval appearance, thanks to the numerous architectures in its territory, among which the Monteverdi Castle stands out. The castle preserves the typical Medieval features of its original construction, is circular. In the heart of the historic center of Monteverdi Marittimo, there is the Sant'Andrea Church, built in the 14th century with stone facade and rococo decorations, and the Oratory of the Santissimo Sacramento, where you can admire a Wooden Crucifix of Fifteenth century. Not far from the inhabited center are the ruins of the Abbey of San Pietro in Palazzuolo, of which you can see the fundamental structure of the religious building, which is a part of the perimeter walls, the apsidal area, the cloister and the bell tower.

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