Marsiliana

The territory of Marsiliana was already inhabited in ancient times and just one kilometer from the current village, there was already an inhabited area in the sixth century BC, probably it was the Ager Caletranus.

The current village of Marsiliana dates back to the Middle Ages, it was born as a property of the Abbey of the Three Fountains of Rome, subsequently ceded to the Aldobrandeschi family, who ruled from the 12th century, and then passed to the Republic of Siena, a small parenthesis under the State of the Presidia and finally, starting from the sixteenth century to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany

One of the most beautiful buildings in Marsiliana is certainly its castle, owned by the Corsini princes since 1700, and is still today one of the most representative elements of the Tuscan village.

What to see in Marsiliana:

  • Church of Mary Queen of the World, dating back to 1959
  • Chapel of Sant’Antonio Abate, of medieval origin, is located at the castle of Marsiliana
  • Fattoria di Marsiliana, placed in a dominant position with respect to the village of Marsiliana, the castle was built in the 12th century, it belonged to the Aldobrandeschi, to the Republic of Siena, to the Medici family of Florence and finally to the Corsini princes, starting from 1700
  • Necropolis of the Banditella, found in 1908, this is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maremma, the excavations were originally conducted by Prince Tommaso Corsini, and here a necropolis of the orientalizing period was found, dated VIII-VI century BC. The necropolis houses 109 burials and a wealth of very precious funeral objects, such as a gold fibula dating back to the 7th century BC. and today kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence