Castiglione d'Orcia

Castiglione d'Orcia
Comune di Castiglione d'Orcia

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Castiglione d'Orcia

Location of Castiglione d'Orcia in Italy

Coordinates: 43°1′N 11°37′E / 43.017°N 11.617°E / 43.017; 11.617Coordinates: 43°1′N 11°37′E / 43.017°N 11.617°E / 43.017; 11.617
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Siena (SI)
Frazioni Bagni San Filippo, Belvedere, Campiglia d'Orcia, Masse, Montieri, Osteria Gallina, Ripa, Rocca d'Orcia, Vivo d'Orcia
  Mayor Fabio Savelli
  Total 141.7 km2 (54.7 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)[1]
  Total 2,530
  Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castiglionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53023
Dialing code 0577

Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Florence and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.

Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.


The settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. In 1252 it became a free commune, but lost its independence in the following century to the Republic of Siena, which entrusted it to powerful families like the Piccolomini and Salimbeni. Later, Castiglione was part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and, from 1861, of unified Italy.

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  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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