Location of Marroneto in Italy
|Elevation||690 m (2,260 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Dialing code||(+39) 0564|
The village is named after the marroni (chestnuts).
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. It is situated along the Provincial Road which links Santa Fiora to Bagnolo and Piancastagnaio.
Marroneto is composed by eight hamlets: Case Baciacchi, Case Bigi, Case Raspini, Case Tonini, Gretini, Mormoraio, Renaiolo – the oldest one – and Soana.
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.