Roccastrada, Byways in southern Tuscany (1919)

Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma


Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore



Montagnola Senese


Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena



Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone









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Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  

Le Colline Metallifere | Byways in southern Tuscany (1919)

Massa Marittima si trova al centro delle Colline Metallifere, nell’alta Maremma, colline che occupano una vasta porzione di territorio della Toscana e che degradano dolcemente fino a lambire la costa tirrenica del Golfo di Follonica.



Mappa Massa Marittima e le Colline Metallifere | Ingrandire mappa


Le Colline Metallifere  | Galleria immagini

Le Colline Metallifere


Vista da la Rocca di Campiglia Marittima a le Colline Metallifere   Panorama di Gerfalco   RoccastradaPanorama1

Vista da la Rocca di Campiglia Marittima a le Colline Metallifere


  Panorama di Gerfalco   Panorama Roccastrada

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  Sassofortino Panorama    

Landschaft am Fluss Rosia mit der Brücke Ponte della Pia


  Sassofortino panorama    

Colline Metallifere Kupfer.JPG

  Roste   MontieriMiniereLeRoste

Le Roste, Montieri



Le Roste


  Le Roste (particolare)
MontieriMiniereMerse   RoccatederighiPanorama2   Roccatederighi, Torre dell’Orologio

The Merse River near Le Roste, part of the ancient minings in Montieri


  Roccatederighi   Roccatederighi, Torre dell’Orologio

Walking in Tuscany | The Hills of the Etruscan Maremma

Coop. Colline Metallifere |



Cicloturismo in Maremma | Itinerari in bici in Maremma 


Katharine Hooker, Byways in southern Tuscany, 1919 (1910s)

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on the road after Roccatederighilies Roccastrada, and because of itsname and its striking situation, as wellas because it divided the day conve-niently, we climbed to its piazza for amidday meal which one may find at theStella dltalia. Seen close at hand, thetown is not prepossessing; on the con-trary, it is undeniably dirty and isfull of black sotto streets and breakneck stairs thatlead up or down to forbidding dooiways. Within obscureshops, the carpenter and blacksmith work in a darknesswhich leads one to the conclusions that they have de-veloped eyes requiring no light. It is a stern place and arough people. There are few towns as remote and yet as old as thisfrom which the evidences of antiquity have disappeared socompletely, but of the reasons for this nothing is to be

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learned from the inhabitants. They do not rememberthat a castle ever existed on the rock above their heads;but we know that a strong one stood there long ago, belong-ing to the rebellious Counts of Santa Fiora from whomSiena took it in 1316. It had held out gallantly throughmany assaults, but at last the defenders were forced tocapitulate, the victors agreeing to spare their lives, butreserving the right to destroy the fortifications. Whetheror not they were thorough in their work, time has secondedit, for there is now no trace of wall or tower nor of anyother survival of ancient architecture. I was pondering on the austerity of it all, the absence ofany softening element, when a ray of sunshine put me inthe wrong; it suddenly visited something near by which Ihad not noticed and lighted it with loveUness. It was ahead of wavy copper-colored hair I have seldom seenequalled, and it belonged to a smiling girl who hospitablyinvited me to follow her to her abode

Katharine Hooker, Byways in southern Tuscany, 1919 (1910s)

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Katharine Hooker : a memoir by  Samuel Marshall Ilsley

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