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Castelnuovo Berardenga
Places of worship

San Felice

Sienese hamlet boasts medieval origins

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Castelnuovo Berardenga
During the Medieval times, the settlement of San Felice hosted a country church mentioned in historical documents that date as far back as the VIII century. The settlement was also the municipal headquarters of the Sienese republic, which had existed since the mid 1200s. In 1687, it became a small commune belonging to the Podesteria di Castelnuovo which included seven estates. A cadastre from 1825 attests to the fact that a central group of buildings had already been built in San Felice, which included the hamlet and the villa—a building characterized by a plan which was similar to its present-day structure. The hamlet of San Felice in Pincis is first mentioned in a document dated 714. Until the 1800s, the hamlet belonged to the Cerretani family. Its last radical restoration took place during the first half of the 1900s, which restored the frescoed vaults by Luigi Papi representing the Four Evangelists and other motifs which were popular during the Middle Ages.

Source: Municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga
Castelnuovo Berardenga
The vast territory is close to the evocative Crete Senesi
Castelnuovo Berardenga is at an altitude of 351m and has a population of approximately 7000 inhabitants. The town takes its name from Count Berardo, a descendant of the Count of Siena Guinigi who governed over the city during the second half of the IX century. His family moved to the country when they lost control of Siena. ...