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A look at Montemerano

Pro Loco Montemerano e Marco David

Pro Loco Montemerano e Marco David

Pro Loco Montemerano e Marco David

Pro Loco Montemerano e Marco David

Toscana promozione turistica

toscana promozione turistica

toscana promozione turistica



The medieval hamlet of Montemerano was commissioned during the XIII century by the Aldobrandeschi family on the highest part of the hill, surrounded by the countryside, along the road that from Manciano leads to Saturnia. The square of the castle is very scenic and perfectly intact in its medieval attitude and the houses made of stone. Its threshold is constituted by an arch which opens at the end of a short and steep slope. Also beautiful is the Church of San Giorgio, a jewel of Romanesque art which preserves an exceptional collection of artworks of the Renaissance. In the interior of the Church the famous "Madonna della Gattaiola" is exposed, painted around 1450 by an artist from the school of Sassetta, nicknamed Master of Montemerano. The work has got a hole at the bottom and the legend tells that it was made by a parish priest who, by using the table as a door of a warehouse where it was stored food in abundance, contributed the hole to allow the cat to pass, a true controller and bitter enemy of the mice. We advise you not to miss the taste of one of the most typical dishes of the place: the tripe of Montemerano. Its particularity is that is flavored with a mix of nutmeg, corn, cinnamon, cloves and fresh thyme, and served with zolfini beans, or with tomatoes.

The Municipality of Manciano
Province of Grosseto
Tuscany region

Population: 7,354 (504 in the village)

Altitude Center: 444 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Unione Montani Colline del Fiora
Strada del Vino e dei Sapori Colli di Maremma

Protected natural areas:
Oasis of Vulci
Montauto Natural Reserve

Municipality of Manciano
Piazza Magenta 1 - Manciano (GR)
Tel. +39 0564 62531

Manciano Promotion
Via Corsini 5 - Manciano (GR)
Tel. +39 0564 620532 / +39 320 9071566
Orari di apertura:
dal mercoledì alla domenica 10-13 e 15.30-18:30.

Discover the Giardino del Centro Storico in the village of Montemerano

Il Giardino del Centro Storico offers to its guests four cosy apartments, built inside the Castle of Montemerano

Relais Ciavatta Country Hotel & Osteria La Frasca in Manciano (Grosseto)

The Relais Ciavatta Country Hotel is one of the ideal destinations to spend your next vacation in Maremma.

Recipe: The Acquacotta of La Solina's restaurant in Montemerano, typical dish of Maremmana tradition

The Acquacotta is a typical dish of the Maremma cuisine, both from the Grosseto area and from the Tuscia region in the province of Viterbo. The recipe was provided by La Solina Restaurant, renowed in the area.

Next or present Events

  • Feast of the patron saint George
    From 23-04-2019
    To 26-04-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-04-23 2019-04-26 Europe/Rome Feast of the patron saint George Montemerano

Past Events

  • Feast of the witches
    From 27-10-2017
    To 28-10-2017
    Feast of the witches

  • Biblioteca Comunale di Storia dell’arte
    Biblioteca Comunale di Storia dell’arte

  • Manciano Street Music Festival

    Second appointment this time to Montemerano in the Castle Square!

  • Glasses of words
    Glasses of words

    at the garden Pietro Aldi in Manciano, Piazza Garibaldi. At the end of the literary review, tasting and sale by local producers.

  • The Romantic Night

  • Witch Festival
    From 02-11-2018
    To 03-11-2018

Where to sleep

Bi Hotel

Lungomare Andrea Doria, 30, Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario (GR)
34.57 Kilometers from Montemerano

Restaurant Hotel Da Venerio

P.zza R. G. Carducci, 18 58033 , Castel del Piano (GR)
30.34 Kilometers from Montemerano

Where to eat

Ristorante Il Nibbio

Via del Bivio, 25, Manciano (GR)

Il Poggio di Teo

Località Stellata, 14 - 58014, Manciano (GR)

Ristorante Pizzeria EL PIRATA

Lungomare Andrea Doria, 24, Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario (GR)
34.57 Kilometers from Montemerano