MAGLIANO IN TOSCANA
“As takes place with people, some places provoke great fondness, even before we understand the reason behind this fondness; so it is with Magliano. Situated on the crest of a hillock, just where the hills slope down to the sea, from its first unfolding betwixt pale green olive orchards, it is pleasantly striking, and its beauty acquires an additional emotional element, due to its seeming suddenness of its unfolding […] as the extreme farewell of this wild land and, at the same time, as a silent and ardent prayer to not forget her […].”
Magliano in Toscana is Maremma land: with its laughing hillocks which softly slope down to the sunny plains Uccellina and Albegna, and its wide vista overlooking the sea. The Mediterranean scrub harmoniously alternates with farmlands and grasslands. The town is evocative, surrounded by silvery-green olive trees and the old Aldobrandeschi walls (XI century).
Many Etruscan necropolis were found in the territory (Poggio Volpaio, Poggio Bacchino, Le Mollaie, le Ficaie, Santa Maria in Borraccia, il Pisciolo, San Bruzio and, further north, Poggio Bestiale) which date back to the period between the late VII century b.C. and the last quarter of the VI century.