June 13, 2018
Manciano is one of the last imposing hill towns in the upper Maremma region of Tuscany as the land descends towards the Monte Argentario peninsula on the coast.
The territory of Manciano has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the Middle Ages, the town passed through the hands of the leading families in the region, by the beginning of the 15th century falling into the hands of the Sienese, and finally in the mid-16th century, into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
The town centers on the Cassero, an imposing 12th-century fortress that has been the town hall since the era of the Grand Duchy, today housing a museum.