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Buonconvento

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LITTLE GEM NESTLED IN THE MEDIEVAL WALLS

Buonconvento, among the most beautiful villages in Italy, developed in 1200 around Castello di Percenna. It is surrounded by medieval walls made of red bricks with around of the bows dating from the period when Henry VII of Luxembourg died there.

The Center crossed by the Via Francigena, keeps civil and religious buildings such as the 14th century Church of St. Pietro and Paolo. Outside the village you will find the archeological site of Santa Cristina Cajo, dating back to the 2nd century. Easily accessible from Buonconvento is the Abbazia di Monteoliveto Maggiore, one of the most popular in Tuscany, founded by Benedictine monks Olivetani. The Liberty building Ricci-Soccini hosts the Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'arbia, where an interesting nucleus of paintings of the Sienese school of the 13th to 17th centuries. The works by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pietro Lorenzetti and Matteo di Giovanni in an impressive gallery.

 

Traditions and Typical products

Among the festivals, the Sagra della Val d'arbia held in September and that attracts tourists for its delicious typical dishes like pici with duck sauce or stewed wild boar.

 

Photo Credits [Facebook: Proloco Buonconvento]

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