Tatti in Maremma

by Carlo
(Follonica)

Tatti la via della Pace

Tatti la via della Pace

Tatti la via della Pace Tatti la via di Mezzo Tatti Piazza della Cisterna Piccolo centro mediovale Tatti

Tatti in Maremma

Tatti è un piccolo paesino mediovale (470m s.l.m) della Maremma Toscana nel comune di Massa Marittima. Il nome le fu dato dall'abate Alberti nel xvi secolo, in passato sono stati ritrovati anche reperti che segnalavano il passagio del popolo etrusco, le origini del paese sono molto antiche prima dell'anno 1000, nel 1559 Tatti passo sotto il gran ducato di Toscana in seguito alla sconfitta subita da Siena nella guerra contro i Medici signori di Firenze.

Oggi i residenti saranno circa 100 persone ed è conosciuto anche come " il paese delle rondini". La leggenda narra che chi vuole tornare a Tatti deve andare in piazza della cisterna e fare tre giri intorno alla cisterna stessa.

un saluto
Carlo


Tatti is a small medieval village (470m above sea level) of the Tuscan Maremma in the municipality of Massa Marittima. Its name was given by the abbot Alberti in the sixteenth century, and evidence has been discovered in the past that indicates the passage of the Etruscans.

The origins of the place are very old, from before the year 1000. In 1559, Tatti came under the rule of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany following the defeat of Siena in the war against the Medici rulers of Firenze.

Today the residents of Tatti total about 100 people and it is also known as "the land of the swallows". Legend has it that those who want to return to Tatti must go to the square of the well - "la piazza della cisterna" - and do three laps around the well itself.

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Carlo

Thank you for writing about Tatti: it is indeed a special place and captures my imagination whenever I visit. Not only for its wonderfully preserved historic centre, but also because I have never in all of my travels come across a medieval town or village with so many doors - of all sizes - in one place. The next time I take a trip there, I am going to count them: I am convinced from my last attempt that there are over a hundred. And then there is the medieval passageway - still in use I hasten to add! - that requires you to squeeze sideways in order to pass through... read some more

Donna

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Apr 27, 2011
Wow!!
by: Dagmar

Tatti looks like a very special place. I will try to visit it next time I'm around. Lovely pictures.

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