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Suvereto

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Suvereto, formerly known as Castello di Sughereto, stands on a hill in the Cornia Valley, a short distance from the Etruscan Coast. The typical mediaeval village is distinguished by its well-kept historical centre, well-preserved walls and a distinct wine and food vocation. At the entrance to the village, right in front of the mediaeval gate, stands the beautiful church of S. Giusto, while inside, in the maze of alleys and staircases, remarkable examples of architecture are preserved, such as the 13th-century town hall, with its corner loggia and crenellated tower, and the 13th-century cloister of St. Francis, also from the 13th century, now transformed into the Piazza della Cisterna. Dominating Suvereto is the Rocca Aldobrandesca, built in the 12th century on top of the headland on which the village stands. Outside the walls, the greenery takes over amidst Mediterranean scrub and woods of chestnuts, oaks and cork oaks, from which the village takes its name. The dense wooded areas are home to a wealth of wildlife, the most important of which is the wild boar, the protagonist of the festival held between November and December, which has been one of the most heartfelt and popular events in the area for over 50 years.

As well as hunting, the area is known for its excellent production of oil and wines that have their own DOCG.

Suvereto

Via Unità D'Italia, 57028 Suvereto LI, Italia

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