town is a splendida medieval village whose origins date back to before
the year 1000. Situated on the slopes of the hilis overlooking the Costa
degli Etruschi, it is a true jewel, rich in history and art, set in the
green valley of the River Cornia. The town displays an enchanting
architectural harmony and its ancient walls enclose paved streets lined
with stone houses, historical buildings, impressive churches, and
cork, chestnut and oak woods, and Mediterranean scrub grow down to the
sea. The Wine Route winds its way through countryside rich with
grapevines and centuries-old olive trees. The region is swarming with
agricultural enterprises, oil mills, wineries, and farm-holiday resorts
where you can tra local products and traditional dishes.
The town keeps its antique traditions alive through
magical festivals inspired by histori and folklore that are held
throughout the year, thanks to the mild climate.
THE OLD TOWN
wall punctuated by eight towers encloses Suvereto's splendid historic
center. The Rocca, the castle garrison in ancient times, stands on the
hill dominating the town.
The ancient public fountains, such as the Fountain
of the Angels (Fontana degli Angell) and the one to the Belvedere, are
notably interesting from an architectural point of view and were once
used for domestic purposes.
The Palazzo Comunale, City Hall, dating back to 1200, is one of the most
beautiful examples of civic architecture in Italy, and is a symbol of
the town's autonomy.
Concerts and historical commemorations are held in the impressive
medieval setting of St. Francis' Cloister (chiostro di S. Francesco)
St. Justus' Church (Chiesa di S. Giusto), constructed around the year
1000 in Romanesque style with Byzantine decorations, stands between the
walls, the parish church, and the gate to the town.
Important sacred sculptures, paintings, and paraments are on display in
the adjoining Museum of Sacred Art. The Church of Our Lady Above the
Door (Chiesa della Madonna di Sopra la Porta), in the
center, and Holy Cross Church (Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso) are
also of particular interest and worth.