Travel to the heart of the Tuscan Chianti and discover the smaller villages and lesser-known treasures in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga. The first village in this mini-tour is called Scopeto, a small, fortified rural town, from which visitors can see Siena. Scopeto was named after Erica Scoparia, owner of the forests that surrounded the town. The wood of these forests was used to make broom handles or “scopa”, thus giving the town its name. The town’s ancient historical centre is comprised of a villa, a tower and the San Bartolomeo Chapel.
The second village in this itinerary is Cerreto, whose historic centre was built at the top of a hill. In close proximity to Siena, Cerreto was founded by the bishop’s See in Siena in about 1000 AD. Members of the bishop’s See built the Romanesque abbey of San Pietro and Paolo, which became a noble residence in the years that followed.
The Zave museum allows visitors to take a step back in time to not forget the centuries-old rural society and culture that still characterizes the area today.
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