Marroneto

Summary

Marroneto
SantaFioraMarronetoPanorama1.jpg
Marroneto is located in Italy
Marroneto
Marroneto
Location of Marroneto in Italy
Coordinates: 42°50′17″N 11°35′58″E / 42.83806°N 11.59944°E / 42.83806; 11.59944Coordinates: 42°50′17″N 11°35′58″E / 42.83806°N 11.59944°E / 42.83806; 11.59944
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneSanta Fiora
Elevation
690 m (2,260 ft)
Demonym(s)Marronetai
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58037
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Marroneto is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Santa Fiora, province of Grosseto, in the area of Mount Amiata.

The village is named after the marroni (chestnuts).

Geography

Marroneto is about 65 km from Grosseto and 1 km from Santa Fiora. The village is so close to Santa Fiora that it is considered a peripheral neighbourhood of the town.[1] It is situated along the Provincial Road which links Santa Fiora to Bagnolo and Piancastagnaio.

Subdivisions

Marroneto is composed by eight hamlets: Case Baciacchi, Case Bigi, Case Raspini, Case Tonini, Gretini, Mormoraio, Renaiolo – the oldest one – and Soana.[1]

Traditions

The village is known for its well-preserved primitive traditions: the most important one is that of Carnevale Morto (Dead Carnival), an old ritual where Quaresima metaphorically kills Carnevale.[2][3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Niccolai, Lucio (2009). Santa Fiora. Invito alla scoperta del centro storico e del territorio. Arcidosso: Edizioni Effigi. pp. 87–89.
  2. ^ Niccolai, pp. 105–107.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Archivio delle tradizioni popolari della Maremma grossetana - Carnevale Morto Archived 2013-12-30 at the Wayback Machine

Bibliography

  • Arezzini, Michele (2016). Santa Fiora e il suo territorio. Arcidosso: Edizioni Effigi. pp. 26–27.
  • Niccolai, Lucio (2009). Santa Fiora. Invito alla scoperta del centro storico e del territorio. Arcidosso: Edizioni Effigi. pp. 87–89, 104–109.