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Cennina Castle

Historical Buildings

Explore the medieval castle of Cennina

Compared to other settlements in Valdambra, Cennina, located in the municipality of Bucine, has best preserved the characteristics of its medieval castle, a fortress built in 1167 by the Ghibelline count Brandaglia Alberico d’Uguccione, appointed lord of Cennina by Holy Roman Emporer, Federico II. The medieval village itself is at the top of a small hill at 470 metres above sea level and is enclosed by an imposing outer wall (some sections reaching 15m in height) with a turreted gateway providing access to the fortified zone.

The small historical centre features a picturesque piazza, known as “Della Cisterna,” surrounded by small houses made of brick and stone, as well as the 12th century cassero, the defensive stronghold of the fortress.

The church in the north part of the castle is a must see as it offers one of the most beautiful and open views of the countryside, from Pratomagno to the Arno and Ambra valleys, Civitella to the Chiana Valley, Casentino to La Verna.

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