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The Castle of Sassoforte

Discover the abandoned castle of Sassforte and the trachite architecture of its neighbouring hilltown.

Map for 43.025469,11.110334
location_on 58036 Roccastrada GR
Medieval villages in Grosseto plain
The picturesque Roccastrada was founded atop a unique mass of trachyte, offering a wide view of the Grosseto plain. A former fief under the Aldobrandeschi family until the early 1300s, the village passed into the hands of the Sienese and later the Medici. The territory around the town – partly covered by forests of oak and chestnut trees – is primarily home to vineyards and olive groves. ...