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Orbetello: history

The roots of Orbetello are really ancient: Etruscan settlements are esteemed around the VII century B.C...


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HISTORY

The dominator of the zone, for all the early Middle Ages, were the family of Aldobrandeschi and Orsini


The roots of Orbetello are really ancient: Etruscan settlements are esteemed around the VII century B.C..

The particular Geographic conformation of the peninsula Orbetello has contributed to make it a longed - for territory, representing a good naval landing and a flourishing commercial point with the city of the internal of the Italy.

The town became a land of fortresses and very ornate coats of arms, populated by people of Haughty and formal lineage.

To the lead of the Orbetello's territory there were, during the centuries, many peoples, from Romans to the Byzantine and Longobards.

The dominator of the zone, for all the early Middle Ages, were the family of Aldobrandeschi and Orsini; after a few times of government of the Siena's Republic came the Spanish domain; This ones, from 1577 to 1707, built the State of the Royal garrison of Spain, designating Orbetello as capital.

 

The town became a land of fortresses and very ornate coats of arms, populated by people of Haughty and formal lineage. This new noble class fell into decline under two more dominations: the Austrians one in 1707 and that the Borbonis from Naples in 1736.

 

It joined Tuscany again with Napoleon in 1801 and finally with restoration.

 

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