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If you are looking for a Resort in Maremma, where spending your holidays, the Convent of Montepozzali is the ideal place for you.
Immersed in the Maremma countryside, in the heart of Tuscany a few kilometers from Grosseto and the beautiful beaches of the Tuscan coast.
The ancient convent of Montepozzali offers its guests the opportunity to spend relaxing and regenerating holidays in a beautiful Maremma resort far from the hustle and bustle of the city but close to the most important art cities and the most evocative medieval villages such as Massa Marittima and Castiglione della Pescaia.
Country Resort Montepozzali
Apartments and villas surrounded by green gardens
the Country Resort is suitable for both families with children and couples for a romantic holiday
With its spacious apartments and villas, surrounded by green gardens and a breathtaking view, the Country Resort is suitable both for families with children, who have ample space to run and have fun, and for couples who find themselves in these intimate and suggestive privacy and the right atmosphere for a romantic holiday.
A large swimming pool equipped with sun beds and umbrellas is available to all guests, located a few meters from the apartments, where you can cool off and relax during the hottest hours of the day, and enjoy the beautiful Tuscan sunsets on long summer evenings.
If you want to spend a holiday in Massa Marittima and you don’t know where to sleep, the Country Resort of Montepozzali has comfortable and spacious apartments and villas of various sizes and types.
Montepozzali is located just 15 km from Massa Marittima, ideal if you are looking for a Resort with a swimming pool near the sea.
History Farm Holidays in Massa Marittima
The Convent of Monte Pozzali, historically, was owned by the nearby Castle of Monte Bozaio (now called Castle Monte Pozzali).
The family Pannocchieschi (called Nello), whose assets were tied to the local mining activity, owned the castle and surrounding lands. History remembers him as marrying Pia de’ Tolomei, who was mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy among those who suffered a violent death:
“ Ricorditi di me, che son la Pia;
Siena mi fé, disfecemi Maremma:
salsi colui che ‘nnanellata pria
disposando m’avea con la sua gemma”
Divine Comedy Purgatory: cantica 5 – verse 130-133
According to legend, Pia, after no longer being desired by her husband, was locked up in the stone castle found on a hill not far from Monte Pozzali. She died in the fortress, and her lifeless body was found in the year 1289 at the foot of the tower.
Montepozzali: history and tradition
Her death has always been shrouded in mystery: the official version of the story is that she had committed suicide due to her overwhelming unhappiness. However, it had been thought that her husband possibly had something to do with her unfortunate fate. Still today, in the month of August, in a town in the Maremma region of Tuscany called Gavorrano the “salto della contessa” (the jump of the countess) is celebrated to remember the tragic destiny of Pia de’ Tolomei which remebers an unhappy history that unifies manypassionate love stories throughout history.
As the story unfolds, the possessions of Monte Pozzali were then confiscated by the Republic of Massa. It was only later that the old castle became a convent for Benedictine nuns.
According to recent legends, the castle was transformed into a prison; the iron bars currently visible outside the windows of the restaurant seem to confirm this notion. During the Second World War, local residents remember it as a refuge for the partisans (the damage inflicted by the bombardments are still visible on the structure’s main façade). Later, the convent served as housing for local farmers. Much of the historical information has been recorded by the priests of the Curia of Massa Marittima, as the true historical documents between 1500-1800 regarding Monte Pozzali were destroyed by a fire that ravaged the library of Massa Marittima some years ago.
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