Poggio Capanne

Small fraction of the municipality of Manciano, Poggio Capanne is a village in the hinterland of the Maremma, near Saturnia and its famous thermal baths.

Built in ancient times as a village of shepherds and farmers near the more famous Saturnia, the town assumed an important role only in 1500, when the church and the most important historical buildings were built.

What to see in Poggio Capanne:

  • CHURCH OF THE VISITATION, it is the only church in the hamlet and its construction dates back to 1570. Remodeled several times over the following centuries, the church is very simple in appearance, but of great impact. The interior of the church houses some noteworthy works, a painting depicting the Madonna and Child Enthroned between Saints Antonio Abate and Giuseppe, in a neo-sixteenth-century style, but dating back to the nineteenth century, and a copy of the altarpiece of the Visitation (painting by Federico Barocci from 1586)
  • ANCIENT PRISONS, the ancient rooms of the city prisons
  • CASA LUCIANI, dating back to 1500, as reported by the incision on the facade, is next to the church.