Comune di Civitella Paganico

The coat of arms of the Comune di Civitella Paganico

The Territory

Maremma hills
Maremma hills
Ploughed fields
Ploughed fields
Broom plants in bloom
Broom plants in bloom

The Borough, or Comune, of Civitella Paganico is located within the Province of Grosseto. It is bounded on the north and east by the Province of Siena, on the south by the Boroughs of Campagnatico and Cinigiano, and on the west by the Borough of Roccastrada.

It covers an area of 19,271 hectares that includes the watershed of the Ombrone river. The area is characterized by a hilly landscape and an exceptionally well-preserved environment. Its dense woodlands alternate with cultivated fields, evidence of an economy that is largely based on agriculture.

The villages of the area are surrounded by dense Mediterranean scrub with an exceptional rich variety of plant life of thick shrubs, including juniper, myrtle, heather, cornel and blackberries. In addition there are many large trees including oaks and cypresses. Wild boar, deer, hare and pheasant can be found within this rich environment, while numerous species of aquatic birds can be seen in the areas close to the Ombrone river.

The countryside also boasts the presence of a rare species of the broom plant, namely the genista aetnensis, which blooms in late spring with a multitude of yellow flowers.

In addition to the beauty of the natural environment, Civitella Paganico is proud of its artistic riches associated with different historical periods.