Rocchette

Rocchette
Frazione
View of the beach of Rocchette at sunset
View of the beach of Rocchette at sunset
Rocchette is located in Italy
Rocchette
Rocchette
Location of Rocchette in Italy
Coordinates: 42°46′37″N 10°47′35″E / 42.77694°N 10.79306°E / 42.77694; 10.79306Coordinates: 42°46′37″N 10°47′35″E / 42.77694°N 10.79306°E / 42.77694; 10.79306
Country  Italy
Region  Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Comune Castiglione della Pescaia
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 58043
Dialing code (+39) 0564

Rocchette is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Castiglione della Pescaia, province of Grosseto.

Geography[]

Rocchette is about 25 km from Grosseto and 6 km from Castiglione della Pescaia, and it is situated at the foot of Poggio Peroni, one of the peaks of the promontory of Punta Ala, in the pine forest of Roccamare along the Tyrrhenian coast. Rocchette is known for its beaches and it is populated especially in summer, by tourists, mainly from Northern Europe. The village is situated west to the Provincial Road which links Castiglione della Pescaia to Follonica.

History[]

Rocchette was formerly known as Campo Albo, a small village born in the Middle Ages, with a castle and a notable pieve, that no longer exists.[1][2][3]

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References[]

  1. ^ a b Bruno Santi, Guida storico-artistica alla Maremma. Itinerari culturali nella provincia di Grosseto, Siena, Nuova Immagine, 1995, pp. 78-79.
  2. ^ a b c (in Italian) Emanuele Repetti, «Rocchette», Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana, 1833–1846.
  3. ^ a b Carlo Citter, Guida degli edifici sacri della Maremma, Siena, Nuova Immagine, 2002, p. 129.
  4. ^ Enrico Collura, Mario Innocenti, Stefano Innocenti, Comune di Castiglione della Pescaia: briciole di storia, Grosseto, Editrice Innocenti, 2002, pp. 145-148.
  5. ^ Giulia Marrucchi, Chiese medievali della Maremma grossetana. Architettura e decorazione religiosa tra la Val di Farma e i monti dell'Uccellina, Empoli, Editori dell'Acero, 1998, p. 133.
  6. ^ Santi, p. 81.

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