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Scarlino
Comune di Scarlino
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Coat of arms of Scarlino
Coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Grosseto (GR)
Frazioni Scarlino Scalo, Il Puntone
Area
 • Total 88.38 km2 (34.12 sq mi)
Elevation
229 m (751 ft)
Population
 (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,409
 • Density 38.572/km2 (99.901/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Scarlinesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58020
Dialing code 0566
Patron saint St. Martin
Saint day November 11
Website www.comune.scarlino.gr.it

Scarlino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany. It is about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Florence and about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Grosseto.

Scarlino borders the following municipalities: Castiglione della Pescaia, Follonica, Gavorrano, Massa Marittima.

History

Scarlino in the first time was under the control of the Aldobrandeschi family, later under the bishops of Roselle and then the Alberti family. In the 13th century it was bought again by the Aldobrandeschi, but later it passed to Pisa and then the Appiani of Piombino.

Until early 19th century, Scarlino was still a part of Principality of Piombino few time later when it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Important monuments and places in Scarlino

  • Walls, built from the 11th century and fixed in the 13th century.
  • Rocca Aldobrandesca ("Aldobrandeschi Castle"),
  • Church and convent of San Donato.
  • Oratory of Santa Croce.
  • Church of San Martino (14th century).
  • Convent of Monte Muro.

Inhabitans

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