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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During the Medieval times, the settlement of San Felice hosted a country church mentioned in historical documents that date as far back as the VIII century.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
Charming hills, romanesque churches and a sea of castles
Nestled among the blossoming hills of the Chianti and the incredible landscape of the Crete Senesi, the charming area of Castelnuovo Berardenga is found just outside Siena, on the hills separating the first part of the Ombrone valley from the Arbia stream. ...