Buonconvento

 

BUONCONVENTO : This is the most important centre of Val d'Arbia, the name comes from "Bonus Conventus" that is, a meeting of people in a friendly place. Very important in the Middle Ages for its position on the Francigena and is historically remembered as the Emperor died here at XVII.

 

 

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore 

 

 

ABBAZZIA DI MONTEOLIVETO MAGGIORE ABBEY: It is situated on a hill in the Crete Senesi domain within a forest of cypresses, oaks and pines, it is one of the most important monuments of Tuscany for both its historical and geographical importance due to the high number of works of art contained within it.

Montalcino

 

 

MONTALCINO : Montalcino is a medieval town, named for the first time on 29 December, 814 when Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne gave the whole territory in fief to Apollinare, abbot of St. Antimo. Today it is famous for the production of Brunello wine known and appreciated all over the world.

 

Cappella Vitaleta

 

 

PIENZA : This city until 1462 was no more than a small village named Corsignano. The event that turned the tide was the birth in 1405 of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who 53 years later became Pope Pius II, who decided to carry out the dream of an Ideal City entrusting the project to architect Bernardo Rossellini.

 

Bagno Vignoni 

 

BAGNO VIGNONI : The village is situated in the heart of Tuscany, in the Val d'Orcia Natural Park, and thanks to its proximity to the Via Francigena (the main route followed by the ancient pilgrims who came to Rome). At the centre of the village is the "Square of sources", a rectangular tank, originating from the sixteenth century, which contains a source of hot spring water steaming out of the underground aquifer of volcanic origins.

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