Category: History, Art and Culture

Landscape Museum

Inside the Museum there is an archaeological section that gathers the materials found in the area, arranged for significant areas, so as to illustrate the historical evolution of the sites from early history to...

Clock tower

The clock tower, was originally a defensive system of Castelnuovo. Because of conflicts that involved the area near the tower the walls of the Castle were strengthened and extended again on some sides. Other works of fortification...

Battle of Montaperti

The Battle of Montaperti was fought on 4 September 1260 between Florence and Siena in Tuscany as part of the conflict between the Guelphs and Ghibellines. It was the bloodiest battle fought in Medieval...

San Liberato a Curina

The Chapel of San Liberato, even though small, is sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel of Chianti”. It dates back to around the mid XVI century and was constructed for the Cinughi dei Pazzi family...

Santa Maria Parish Church

Santa Maria Parish Church

Known since the 8th century, is presented according to the neoclassical nineteenth century characteristics; Inside we can find also two niches with statues of Saints Catherine and Bernardino of Siena. The simple main portal leads into...

San Bartolomeo Church

Dating from the 11th century castle, originally smaller in size and placed at the right angle with respect to today’s building,it preserves some fragments of frescoes by the Florentine school (piety, Vertine by seven towers,...

Pianigiani Oratory

 This oratory is a 15th century chapel: In the fifteenth and sixteenth century road chapels were popular because they served to define the “sacred space“ of the parish, and delimit the boundaries and often housed...