Pieve di Caminino

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Pieve di Caminino is unique demeure within the Tuscan Maremma beacuse of its historical and architectural value, toghether with its exclusive landscape.
The residence is the ideal destination for holidays in a charming farm, for those who love history and nature;it is located in the heart of the Maremma, a romantic and wild untamed land, in a panoramic hilltop setting with the lowest Italian population density. The hospitality takes place in an historic farmhouse; only six romantic independent apartments (plus one double bedroom) that offer an authentic atmosphere to the whole of a private millenary hamlet. We owners personally decided not to install TVs or telephones: our guests prefer to enjoy a glass of good local wine in front of a crackling fireplace, or admire the sunset on the horizon of the centenary olive grove, at the side of the panoramic pool.
Founded on early Christian ruins, the millenary Pieve church is still admirable in its hree nave original structures: nowadays it is a private museum in the center of Caminino hamlet where only the booked guests of the facility are welcome, both at check in and o request during their stay.

Wisely the Ancients founded this hamlet in a unique position, with the horizon on the island of Giglio, a picturesque southern valley, framed by castles (Montemassi, Montepescali, Sticciano) and a forest with a creek lying in the small village. An optimal, strategic but charming location, easily accessible but well insulated. Today, guests of the Pieve di Caminino can live and revive these atmospheres, in original apartments and suites in the old complex, all equipped with a fireplace, panoramic terraces in the green, and furnished with paintings and furniture from the collections of the Marrucchi family who bought the whole village in 1873.
The hall in the ancient Pieve hosts a permanent collection of Locatelli artists, four generations including a court portraitist at the time of Savoy (Romualdo Locatelli), portrayer of Pope John XXIII (Raffaello Locatelli), and the sculptor of the same Pope (Stefano Locatelli).
In this unique space framed by an atmosphere that blends culture with relaxation, concerts and exhibitions are held. And magically, on Christmas night, Pieve returns to its ancient function, hosting a solemn Midnight Mass.


Pieve di Caminino Toscana

Caminino landmark’s name (from Caminus = furnace) has an ancient origin, prior to the founding of the “pieve” (a “pieve” is the main countryside parish church). It is in fact related to the documented metallurgical activity in the Etruscan-Roman era, which was already testified in the immediate vicinity, called “Colline Meltallifere”. This hill was perfect as its mild slopes allowed the farming activity far from the unhealthy swamps of the plain, and the constant presence of a stream of spring water, which today is the source of holy water dedicated to S. Feriolo, was fundamental to work the metal and to water the established community.
Some ruins found in the area, along with a reconstruction of the ancient local net of roads, shows a certain presence of the Romans and even before, of the Etruscans.
The legend tells that Feriolo, a Christian legionnaire, was killed here by the Roman archers during the persecutions, and by miracle the spring water turned red…
In this area called Caminino, two documents of the 11th century, two donations dated July 1075 and September 1076 respectively began to speak of a canonical with piety functions.
On April 12, 1188, Pope Clement III, confirming with a brief pontificate the assets owned by the Bishop of Grosseto Gualfredo speak of a “Plebem de Caminino”.
The next document mentioning this dwelling consists of the “Rationes Decimarum of 1275-6”, which speak of a “Plebem S.Ferioli de Caminino” who paid, to finance businesses in the Holy Land, 24 lire, a figure among the higher than the entire diocese of Roselle-Grosseto.
In the following quotation, the Church of the Roccatederighi Table of 1317, the church always presents the title of pieve, with a large estate consisting of vineyards, houses and a mill.
In 1592, from pastoral visits, the village of the pieve was found to be in ruins, while the relics of the saints venerated there were moved to the church of the nearby Montemassi castle.
The building, closed to the cult, reopens in the sixteenth century following the arrival of the hermitic guerrilla community led by Luca Del Teglia, revered by the local population as the “Romito Santo”.

At the death of the last hermit, killed by bandits, the village was abandoned and destined for demolition to recycle stone blocks. In 1872 the Auditor of the Granduke of Tuscany, Giuseppe Marrucchi, who had noticed the splendor and the excellent health of wild olive trees in the surrounding villages, bought the whole village of Pieve together with the surrounding land. Giuseppe Marrucchi was originally from Fucecchio, but resident in Florence and owner of other farms in the province of Pisa (Staffoli farm), Arezzo (farm of Gaville) and Florence (Fucecchio farm). He decided, along with his son Luigi, to try the adventure in Maremma and in 1872 bought the Pieve di Caminino with the 2400 hectares of surrounding land, which at that time extended to the municipalities of Roccastrada and Montieri.
In 1878, at the death of his father, Luigi pledged to restructure the farm: he went from extensive management to intensive farming through other family farms and created the necessary structures for the farmers to live in the farmed land .
In 1918, management of farms passed to his nephew Luigi, whi studied “farm managenebt” at the University of Pisa. He convinced his father Giuseppe and his uncles, Piero and Alessandro, to use agricultural mortgages to strengthen the estate of Peruzzo and Caminino, which was divided into 23 farms.
The building is nowadays a fascinating holiday farmhouse and an active agricultural property owned by Arch. Piero Marrucchi.


The rooms of the ancient village of Pieve di Caminino that once housed the “staff of the property, such as the home of the teacher, the guard house, the school, the guest house, have now become seven romantic boutique accommodations: one studio, five romantic independent suite apartments, one large panoramic apartment, which share the entire estate of over 200 hectares (500 acres) only with the owners.
Surrounded by greenery, they can be equipped with fireplaces, terraces, private outdoor spaces, kitchen or kitchenette.
They are designed and furnished by the architects, Piero and Emiliano, using furniture and family paintings.

For the particular atmosphere, it was chosen not to install televisions. There are internet and CD / MP3 players with classical music, as well as a rich library focused on the area.
Welcome to the ancient Pieve, a private museum, whose visit is a privilege reserved for guests with a reservation only.
The apartments and the room have independent entrance, their own furnished outdoor spaces. All accommodations have fridge / mini bar and everything you need to prepare yourself a breakfast or a snack. Larger accommodations have a real full kitchen.
Guests share the entire estate (200 hectares) with park with two ponds, panoramic swimming pool (open only in warm weather), cork forest with trekking paths, two thousand olive trees (from which is extracted the precious extra virgin olive oil bio Pieve di Caminino), vineyard with jogging trail.
The residence, 60km from Siena and Montalcino, 30km from the sea, is the perfect “home base” for those who want to explore the south of Tuscany


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Hospitality

  • Number of Rooms : 7
  • Beds : 21
  • Price Mansion per day : 2000€
  • Price Mansion per week : 7000€
  • Room rate per day : 150€
  • Room rate per week : 850€

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  • Salons : 1
  • Seats : 21
Pieve di Caminino

Region : Tuscany

Province : GR

City : Roccastrada

Address : Roccatederighi, loc. Caminino, Strada Provinciale Peruzzo, snc

C.A.P. : 58036

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Telephone: +39393.3356605

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The residence lies in a natural amphitheater surrounded by the castles of Montemassi (5km – 3 miles), Roccatederighi (7km – 4 miles), Sticciano (15km – 9 miles), Montepescali (17km – 10 miles), in the D.O.C. wine area named “Monteregio di Massa Marittima”. You will reach also Massa Marittima driving just twenty minutes (27km – 16 miles), while driving thirty minutes you may reach the Abbey of San Galgano (34km – 21 miles) or Castiglione della Pescaia (42km – 26 miles). And then the Park of the Maremma (50km – 31 miles), Montalcino (56km – 35 miles), Siena (64km – 40 miles) and many other destinations: the location is strategic for all in central-southern Tuscany destinations, and at a Dim
short distance from the coast.


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