The small fortified village of San Gusmè dominates the valley overlooking Siena, in the southernmost part of our tour. Not far from Castelnuovo Berardenga, its history began in the 14th century: the name probably derives from San Cosma, one of the patron saints, to whom the spectacular Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano is dedicated.
Today, it's still possible to see part of the mighty fortification walls that are partially incorporated into the houses of the village, with two entrance gates and the characteristic bell tower of Santissima Annunziata.
Don't leave the village without admiring the statue of Luca Cava. It depicts a man intent on his physical needs, and the inscription "King, emperor, pope, philosopher, poet, farmer and worker: man in his daily functions. Don't laugh, think about yourselves". A local festival is also dedicated to Luca Cava, taking place in early-mid of September.