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Chitignano

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Inhabitants in 1991 : 817

The Municipal territory of Chitignano, in the Val di Chiana, extends over an area of 14,70 square kilometres on a spur of the eastern slope of the Alpe di Catenaia, sloping to the imposing valley of the Rassina Stream. It was originally a feudal centre ; became community in 1780 and on that date the hamlets of Taena and Rosina were attributed to it.

If the Municipal territory from Roman times to Medieval times was crossed by the road which connected Arezzo, crossing the Apennines, to the valley of Savio, the centre is noted for the first time in 967 in a certificate by Ottone I listing the courts given in feudal to Goffredo di Ildebrando his vassal ; it was passed on then through the Counts of Chiusi to the Ubertini after having remained at length in the possession of a branch of this powerful Lordly stock towards 1325 the castle became part of the dominion of Guido Tarlati, Bishop of Arezzo. But with the definite Fiorentina acquisition of the major part of the Arezzo territory in 1384, Chitgnano was again given to the command of the Ubertini who, under the guardianship of Firenze, maintained the Lordship until the 1700’s abolition of the feudal rights in the Grand Duchy of Toscana, (except a short period in 1402 when the momentous alliance of the Ubertini with the Visconti provoked the reaction of Firenze, bringing the Ubertini quickly back in line).

Historical info reproduced upon authorization of Regione Toscana - Dipartimento della Presidenza E Affari Legislativi e Giuridici
Translated by Ann Mountford


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