Hamlets, districts and squares
This village is a small jewel of defence architecture. With its elongated shape, it is the prototype of a hill town whose ancient houses are arranged in concentric circles in an effort to defend the town’s cistern and its ancient Sienese family. Here, mushrooms, and chestnuts grow in abundance and the area hosts ample wild game. The area boasts noteworthy panoramic vantage points, where visitors canmarvel at the landscape’s beauty. Contended by the Salimbeni and many other noble families, Montorsaio served as an outpost for the Republic of Siena for centuries. Visitors to the Church dei Santi Cebone and Michele won’t want to miss viewing a copy of a very refined Madonna and Child by Sano di Pietro. In the Oratory of the Crucifix, you’ll find a noteworthy wooden sculpture of the Virgin Mary attributed to the school of Agnolo Romanelli. Guests will also delight in seeing the mysterious ruins of the ‘Convento della Nave’. This convent has many legends about licentious friars and terrible murders which make its atmosphere quite unique.
A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE IN MINIATURE, AMIDST ANCIENT WALLS AND BEAUTIFUL FRESCOS
Campagnatico is a typical medieval village in both structure and strategic position - placed on high ground with a steep drop into the Ombrone Valley to the east. The ancient castle cited in Canto XI of Dante’s Purgatory once belonged to the Aldobrandeschi family from Sovana before being passed down to the Tolomei governing family who were intent on keeping possession of this rich and fertile ...Morekeyboard_backspace
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