Semproniano is a small town with only just over a thousand inhabitants in the southeastern part of the province of Grosseto. It has been an official municipality only since 1963. Like most of the smaller cities in the area, the average age of the population is very high. The Pieve dei Santi Vicenzo and Anastasio is the main attraction.
Semproniano travel guide
Tourist information: The town has a Pro Loco information center in the Piazza del Popolo, 15 (tel: +39 0564 987164).
Town hall: The address of the town hall is Via Roma, 35/39 – 58055 Semproniano. Telephone: +39 0564 965391.
Railway station: There is no train station in Semproniano. There is an extremely infrequent bus service from Grosseto. On Sundays there is nothing at all.
The historic center still lies at the foot of the remains of Aldobrandeschi Castle. The church inside this castle has some beautiful frescoes from the 17th century. Other beautiful churches include the San Rocco Oratory and the Pieve dei Santi Vincenzo and Anastasio.
A brief history of Semproniano
Although the town is first mentioned in the 9th century, the name suggests that there used to be a Roman settlement.
The first time Semproniano (then Samprugnano) is mentioned is in a document from 849. At that time it was owned by the Santa Fiora branch of the Aldobrandeschi family.
In 1536 Semproniano was destroyed again, this time by the Spaniards.
After this, the town definitively became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Events and festivals
Except for January 21 (the holiday dedicated to the patron saints Vincenzo and Anastasio), there are no events or festivals worth mentioning in the municipality.
How to get to Semproniano by car
The provincial roads SP10 and the SP155 run through Semproniano. From Grosseto drive first towards Arcille. From here follow the SP24 to Triana, where you turn south (SP10).