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The first settlements date back to the Etruscan age in Sinalunga. In the year 1000 the city belonged to the Cacciaconti, branch of the counts of Scialenga and Berardenga. At the beginning of the 1300 entered the State of Siena and was the center of the Vicariate and the captain of Justice. Because of its location on the border area, suffered numerous sieges with the demolition of the fortress by Ferdinando I de ' Medici.

The historical center Sinalunga is interesting and has several significant historic buildings. Here the narrow streets lead to the so-called "walking" the walls from which you can enjoy a splendid view over the Val di Chiana. "Chiesa di Saint Lucia" was the site of meetings of the Community Council, today it is used as an auditorium.

"Palazzo Pretorio" of 1300, was the center of civil authority and on one side of the façade there is the ancient Medici coat of arms. "Teatro Comunale Ciro Pinsuti" dates back to the late ' 700 and is dedicated to Ciro Pinsuti, musician of Sinalunga.

"Convento di San Bernardino" of 1400 preserves some beautiful works of Guiduccio Cozzarelli and Benvenuto di Giovanni. The parish "Chiesa di San Pietro al Mensulas", was built at the behest of San Donato, Bishop of Arezzo in 300. The Church is in Romanesque style and was built on the remains of a Roman post station, inside you will find the Roman gravestones and a painting of the school of Cozzarelli. Worth a view even "Collegiata di San Martino" dates back to 1588.


Traditions and Typical products

The culinary tradition of this area is very old. Typical dishes are the CC with Cortona and Tuscany cooking and the sweet version with joannbadstibnera and the bread soup. Among the desserts are "cavallucci", "ciambellini incotti of Sinalunga" and "migliaccio".


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