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Encyclopedia > Castel del Piano
Comune di Castel del Piano
Coat of arms of Comune di Castel del Piano
Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Province of Grosseto (GR)
Mayor Franco Ulivieri
Elevation 637 m
Area 67.79 km²
Population
 - Total (as of 2001) 4,331
 - Density 63/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 42°53′27″N, 11°32′22″E
Gentilic Casteldelpianesi or Cioli
Dialing code 0564
Postal code 58033
Frazioni Montegiovi, Montenero, Casidore, Collevergari, Leccio, Marrona, Piano di Ballo, Tepolini
Patron Maria Santissima delle Grazie
 - Day September 8

Location of Castel del Piano in Italy
Website: www.comune.casteldelpiano.mioip.org
Piazza Garibaldi (Piazza del Palio), Castel del Piano.
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Piazza Garibaldi (Piazza del Palio), Castel del Piano.

Castel del Piano is a town and comune (muncipality) of Grosseto province in the Italian region of Tuscany. Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... A flowered corn field in Tuscany. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... Grosseto (It. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Image File history File links Italy_Regions_220px_(including_Pelagie_Islands). ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Grosseto (It. ... A flowered corn field in Tuscany. ...


History

The area of Castel del Piano is known to have been inhabited in prehistoric times, but the town itself is mentioned for the first time in a document from 890 AD. From 1175 to 13321 it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. After the fall of the Republic of Siena, it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Events The sovereignty of prince Svatopluk I in Bohemia is confirmed. ... The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was a state in central Italy which came into existence in 1569, replacing the Duchy of Florence, which had been created out of the old Republic of Florence in 1532, and which annexed the Republic of Siena in 1557. ...

Chiesa della Propositura, Castel del Piano.
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Chiesa della Propositura, Castel del Piano.

Culture

The city is divided into four contrade (quarters) which took part to a palio held every 8 September. The palio was raced for the first time in 1402. The contrades are: Palio is the name given in Italy to an annual athletic contest, very often of a historical character, pitting the neighbourhoods of a town or the hamlets of a comune against each other. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Events September 14 - Battle of Homildon Hill. ...

  • Borgo
  • Monumento
  • Poggio
  • Storte






 
 

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