Medieval Village of Roccatederighi

 

Roccatederighi is one of the most remarkable medieval villages in Maremma. It lies at an altitude of 538 meters and is hidden by gigantic rocks in rhyolite, also called “massi”. Its various towers and roofs and the surrounding nature complement each others perfectly.

You will access the ancient village by a portal topped with a curved arch, opening between rocks and walls, which brings you to a maze of narrow streets, steps and arcades. You will be amazed at how rocks in trachyte were used as foundations for buildings as well as defensive bastions. In “Piazzetta Senesi” you will find the clocktower and the quarterdeck's ruins. Going towards the opposite direction you will reach San Martino Church. The building is placed in a rocky spur, where you could originally find the ancient castle.
At the top of the rocks you will enjoy the amazing view that sweeps over the valley, the shores and the islands of Maremma.
 Take a look at the “Tufolino”, its steps and the different houses carved in the rocks.