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Trequanda

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DOMINATED BY THE IMPOSING FORTRESS OF THE CACCIACONTI

The medieval village of Trequanda grew up around the castle of the Cacciaconti, dating back to 1200. Much of the country is still occupied by the ancient donjon which is dominated by a majestic stone cylindrical tower. The building was partially reconstructed after damage sustained as a result of World War II.

The city centre is at the highest point of the city and contains the 13th-century Romanesque church dedicated to St Pietro and Andrea. The building has a façade of white and dark segments that give the church a unique chromatic effect. Notable is the Polyptych of the Sienese painter Giovanni di Paolo (1479-1549) and the Ascensione fresco (1479-1549) of Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, called Sodoma.

 

Traditions

Is part of the jurisdiction of Trequanda, the village of Petroio. The village is known since 1500 for the production of pottery. Formerly, the small family-run workshops were situated along the streets of the town and made household objects, decorated with taste and quality.

Pottery is still an important element in Petroio. The Museum, dedicated to this type of work is articulated in "Terre-Forme-Cotture" and collects numerous terracotta artifacts both technical evidence.

 

Typical

The flavors that characterize the cuisine of Trequanda range from typical Tuscan unsalted bread, pecorino cheese, per disc, up to the pork sausages and local olive oil .

 

Photo Credits [mapio.net]

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