Manciano
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Manciano

Prehistoric remains discovered in various parts of the Manciano municipality reveal that the valley of the Albenga was inhabited from remote times.  It was particularly important in Etruscan times which could be seen from the many discoveries made of that period spread all round the area from Marsiliana to Saturnia, Montemerano, Scerpena and to the valley of the Fiora river.  In fact, it is from Marsiliana that some well known pieces came, like the Corsini buckle and the famous ivory board with the Etruscan-Archaic alphabet, which dated back to the first half of the 7th century B.C.


Position

It is about 15 minutes from our “agriturism”, and is in a very panoramic setting.  In fact, from the Rocca Aldobrandesca  which looks over Manciano, one has a stupendous view all the way to the Argentario coast including the island of Giglio.


To visit

Preistoria e Protostoria Museum of the Fiora river


Historic Reference Points 

The ruins of  the wall with two gates Porta Fiorella and a big round tower with a sloping base and a little round tower.  Rocca (1424) with a massive rectangular building at the base of a slope.  From the south-west rises a square tower at the base of a slope with embattlements.  A private collection of paintings by Paride Pascucci and Dolores Garbati (Via Pascucci 11). Archaeological Area, Pian di  Palma and Etruscan Necropoli (6th century B.C.).


Events

6 January Epiphany in piazza
1 May Merenda Maggiolina (May Day celebrations)
July Festival Cabaret Manciano
First half of August Festa de L' Unità
Secomd half of August Summer A.v.i.s. 2004
2nd week-end of September  Festival of the wine cellars
7 Novemer  San Leonard - Manciano’s  Patron Saint’s Day
November Following a trail of oil


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