- Middle Ages
the history of sassetta
Ancient it is the origin of this common one and the first documents that speak about it go back to 1000. Sassetta was castle of a sure importance, than around XI the century it was held in Lordship from Pisa from the Orlandi family that subsequently drew their name from this earth. The Orlandi of the Sassetta held this Lordship in subjection until 1516 when, it declares to you rebellious from the Fiorentina Republic under which they supported, they were undressed some losing the assets and the castle. You go up to the power the Doctors and see again feudali lands employee they, they will subsequently yield this feudo to various protect they, and definitively to the Montalvo family Ramirez. The earth and the castle of the Sassetta will uninterruptedly follow the historical vicissitudes before the Medicea House, then of that Lorena . In the year the 1836 Common one of Sassetta came subsequently joined to the province of Grosseto to which it remained for several years, returning to the province of Pisa and to that one of Livorno. The Common ancient coat of arms used from this from Tuscany one has the following blasonatura: of red, it has silver the merlata tower of two pieces opened and finestrata. For who he loves the art is possible to admire, in the ancient Church of Sant' Andrea Apostle a Romanesque christening font bringing the coat of arms of the Orlandi of the Sassetta, one Madonna on table, of remarkable artistic value, author ignoto of the 400, and one rarest cross in Crystal of Rocca of the sec. XV The territory of Sassetta, geographically, extends as far as it goes them of the Cornia river and that one of the Cecina river ; while towards Placing they join the Mount Bald men , of Campiglia, with hills of Castagneto , the county Of the Gherardesca .