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Radicofani Fortress

What to see in Radicofani, Siena

In 978 the monks of Holy Saviour Abbey bought it and it remained in possession until 1153, when the fortress was redeemed by the Papal State and the Anglo-Saxon Pope Adrian IV, being the castle situated in a strategic position of the domain on the via Francigena, it strengthened the fortifications to halt the advance of Federico Barbarossa. In the centuries that followed the castle remained the property of the Papal State and the Republic of Siena. In 1297 the famous "bandit gentleman" Ghino di Tacco takes possession of the castle and there abode for three years, becoming a Robin Hood of our house. Its businesses are remembered by Dante ne"The Divine Comedy" and by Boccaccio in the "Decameron".

In 1300 the fortress back under the Papal State and is the subject of continuous attempts to conquer by the Sienese that if they possessed (with the obligation to pay a heavy annual straight) in 1411, renovating and fortifying the important strategic point. In 1458 the fortress was finally donated to Siena by Pope Pius II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini in Pienza) and thus began a long period of prosperity and stability. During the war between Florence and Siena, the fortress assumed an important role in the conflict, in fact it was the last stronghold of the Republic of Siena. After long years of siege, the Sienese Balzana was lowered on 17 August 1559. It was then Cosimo the Grand Duke of Tuscany to intervene on the old castle, exalting the defensive role and entrusting to the architect Baldassarre Lanci the task of building an imposing fortress.

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Collegiate Church of SS. Leonard and Cassia
Collegiate Church of SS. Leonard and Cassia
The Collegiate Church of SS. Leonard and Cassia is located in San Casciano dei Bagni, in Tuscany.
Via S. Cassiano, 17, San Casciano dei Bagni (SI)
9.17 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
the St. Andrew's Church is located in Castiglioncello del Trinoro, near Sarteano Tuscany.
Via di Mezzo, 2, località Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Sarteano (SI)
10.95 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
collegiate church of San Lorenzo
collegiate church of San Lorenzo
The collegiate church of San Lorenzo in Sarteano Tuscany dates back to the beginning of the XIII century.
Piazza S. Lorenzo, 1, Sarteano (SI)
12.88 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory
Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory
The Museum of Mount Cetona Prehistory documents the various stages of human settlement in the territory that gravitates around Monte Cetona, starting from the Palaeolithic until the end of the Bronze Age.
Palazzo Comunale, Via Roma, 37 , Cetona (SI)
12.97 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
Fortress of Sarteano
Fortress of Sarteano
The fortress of Sarteano, in Tuscany, is a building surrounded by a double circle of walls with the male square and round towers at the sides.
Via del Forte, 57, Sarteano (SI)
13.01 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
Archaeological Museum of Sarteano
The Archaeological Museum of Sarteano, in Tuscany, is hosted in the rooms of the sixteenth-century Gabrielli Palace.
Via Roma, 24, Sarteano (SI)
13.11 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
Church of St. Martin in Foro
Church of St. Martin in Foro
The Church of St. Martin in Foro of the village of Sarteano Tuscany, stood in the main square of the village, opposite to the town hall.
Costa Vallepiatta, 1, Sarteano (SI)
13.21 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
Cesarini Sforza Palace
Cesarini Sforza Palace
Palazzo Sforza Cesarini is one of the main architectures in the historic center of the town of Santa Fiora.
Piazza Garibaldi, 25 - 58037, Santa Fiora (GR)
16.64 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress
Church of Santa Chiara
Church of Santa Chiara
The Church of Santa Chiara, built in 1705, houses a 15th-century wooden crucifix highly revered and carried in procession every 3 May
Via delle Monache, 24 - 58037, Santa Fiora (GR)
16.66 Kilometers from Radicofani Fortress

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