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Terre di Siena DOP
Places of worship

The Church of Sant'Ansano in Dofana

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Castelnuovo Berardenga

References to the Church of Sant'Ansano in Dofana are found in documents dated 1139, concerning a list of places which were quarrelled over by the bishops of Siena and Arezzo who had a century-old contest for some churches possession. The building was restored in 1190 and re-built (or re-restored) in 1380. Moreover in 1529 it was re-built again. The "new" three aisled church contains in the left aisle an altar with a Sant'Ansano statue in a niche and, beneath, a shrine with the Saint's relics.

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. ...