I think it’s time to talk about my home village, Montiano. Just like Montepescali, Montiano is placed on the top of an hill and has a stunning 360° view. The main, one way road encircles the downtown village, so you can see what’s all around from every point. In the south side, there is a belvedere facing the other hills and the sea: Argentario mountain and Orbetello lagoon.
Formerly, Montiano was placed on a different knoll, but after senesi invaded it, people moved to the current site. There was a castle also, but sadly nothing but few ruins is left of the ancient Montiano village.
The stone walls encircle the village center, were there is a main square, Piazza Plebiscito, where you can see the curch dedicated to St. John (San Giovanni Battista) and the clock tower. Both the bell tower of the church and the clock tower are visible kilometers away.
On the other side of downtown Montiano here is a second church, littler and recently renovated: St. Joseph. That’s my favourite one.
From Montiano it takes only 15 minutes by car to reach the sea and 20 minutes by car to reach Grosseto town. So it was less hard for me to move there from Rome because that’s the same time I needed when I had to go from a neighborhood to another neighborhood! I don’t feel isolated at all here.