Surrounded by the green of a thick wood from which you can enjoy wonderful views of the
sea, Tirli rises on a hill at an altitude of 580 meters. In the uncontaminated nature that
surrounds the town, it’ s possible to sight many species of animals such as wild boars,
rabbits, roes and pheasants.
The Church of Sant’Andrea, originally belonging to a convent of Agostiniani, built at the
beginning of the 17th century, deserves particular consideration among the monuments to
visit. On the inside, characterized by its Baroque style, some relics of S. Guglielmo are
preserved, including the skull, the ribs and the iron headgear.
Not far from Tirli, stands the Eremo di Sant’Anna, a small church plunged in the woods and
founded by Padre Giovanni in the 17th century as a retreat of the Augustinian order,
simultaneously with the convent of Sant’Agostino in Tirli, and then abandoned at the end of
the 18th century.
The Hermitage is surrounded by chestnut trees and a has a picnic area which makes it an
ideal place for outdoor life and nature lovers. Even today it is still a pilgrimage destination for
many devotees and pilgrims who come here also for the presence of the fountain dedicated
to the patron saint of fertility. Legend tells that those who drink water from this spring wishing
to have a child, receive the grace from the saint.
Built in an alpine style using stone from the surrounding area, the today’s church was built on
the ruins of the ancient hermitage in 1971 and re-consecrated by the Bishop of Grosseto,
Monsignor Primo Gasparri.
Moreover, Tirli, is the perfect destination for a gastronomic tour in search of Maremma
specialities, such as wild boar and local meat dishes.