Suvereto - The town is a medieval
village whose origins date back to before the year 1000. Situated
on the slopes of the hills overlooking the Costa degli Etruschi,
rich in history and art, set in the green valley of the River
The town displays an enchanting architectural
harmony and its ancient walls enclose paved streets lined
with stone houses, historical buildings, impressive churches,
and shadowy cloisters.
The region is swarming with agricultural
enterprises, oil mills, wineries, and farm-holiday resorts
where you can try local products and traditional dishes. The
town keeps its antique traditions alive through magical festivals
inspired by history and folklore that are held throughout
the year, thanks to the mild climate.
A pentagonal wall punctuated by eight towers encloses Suvereto's
historic center. The Rocca, the castle garrison in ancient
times, stands on the hill dominating the town. 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 medieval
setting of St. Francis' Cloister (chiostro di S. Francesco)
every year. 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 town center, and Holy Cross Church
(Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso) are also of particular
interest and worth. The ancient public fountains, such as
the Fountain of the Angels (Fontana degli Angeli) and the
one to the Belvedere, are notably interesting from an architectural
point of view and were once used for domestic purposes.
Where is Suvereto: is located in the south of Livorno
province, on the border with the province of Grosseto.
How to reach Suvereto: From Livorno take direction
south Grosseto. Exit Venturina, about 65 km and follow direction
Suvereto which is 9 km far.
Nearby: Visit Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci,
San Vincenzo, Populonia
Distances: Livorno 80 Km - Florence 145 Km - Pisa
96 Km - Grosseto 75 Km - Siena 100 Km
Correct name is Suvereto
Common mistakes are Suvireto, Suvvereto, Su Vereto,