Still the story from the other side of Tuscany that we visited last year in July.
My brother-in-law took us to this enchanthing medieval city (village?) for dinner. We drove around 1 hour from Porto Santo Stefano to reach this village on the hill. The medieval houses here are incredibly beautiful. Walking around the village made me feel like I was still in the bronze age of Italy. Even that this village is favorite destination for Italian and tourist, but this place is far from the crowd. It was quiet and peaceful. So serene.
We arrived just before the sunset, around 9 PM in summer. We parked the cars outside the fortress and walked around old town, and it really feels magical. It's like we're traveling in time.
Not much history I could get at our visit, but I dig it later in the internet and found that the name Capalbio is from the Latin caput album (bald head) which is the town's symbol, found in the sign on the Sienese Door depicting Siena's lion holding a bald head.
Its origins are extremely ancient as testified by the tombs dating back to the Bronze Age. Its history is traceable back to 806 A.D. when Capalbio became the property of the Tre Fontane Abbey in Rome, as per donation of Charlemagne.
Around 1200 the village comes under the rule of the Aldobrandeschi clan and then under the rule of the Republic of Siena. During these years, the town accumulates wealth and many public works are completed, such as the fortress and the walls. In 1555, the invasion of Spanish troops throws Capalbio into a deep economic and demographic crisis, also due in large part to malaria. When the village is annexed to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Capalbio loses its independence (which it takes back in 1960) and remains in the doldrums, worsened by bandits. But that was the past