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Manciano the heart of Maremma

Manciano Tuscany Manciano is on top of a hill opened, where you can admire the scenery in every direction: from Talamone to the shores of Montalto di Castro, from Argentario to the islands of Giglio and Montecristo, from Amiata to the valley of the Fiora.
The country was inhabited since the prehistoric times, we have evidence from the archaeological excavations carried out also in the vicinity of Saturnia, Marsili and Poggio Murella, from the twelfth century. become the domain of Aldobrandeschi and later inherited by the family of the Orsini Counts of Rome. In 1461, the solid walls and the location were not enough to save the city from the Republic of Siena, who took it and built a fort where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery.
The territory of Manciano has a strong network of country roads and trails, which are ideal for unforgettable hiking, mountain bike or horseback.

Among the villages of Manciano worth visiting Montemerano, an authentic medieval jewel built on a hill covered with ancient olive trees, and Saturnia, which is considered by some as the cradle of civilization, it say that Saturn is the oldest city in Italy in fact it existed at the time of the Etruscans with the name of Aurinia and subsequently renamed by the Romans in Saturnia.
The name certainly derives from the presence of famouse spas, in fact the legend says that one day Saturn irate with men, constantly at war with each other, hurled to earth a lightning and began to gush from the crater of a volcano a warm sulphurous water that surrounded and quieted everything.