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Fortress of Sarteano

What to see in Sarteano, Siena

  • Via del Forte, 57, Sarteano (SI)

in the XIII century the fortress Sarteano was a feud of the Counts Manenti and ceded by the latter to the municipality of Sarteano. In the sixteenth century the medieval fortress, now decrepit, was modified in a more modern military structure according to the construction techniques implemented in Tuscany by the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi. Thus Sarteano had its "citadel" able to resist the attacks of new weapons (Bombarde and archibugi) carried in Tuscany in 1454 by the army of King Afonso of Naples. The male part of the fortress was amended and rendered capable of stably accommodate a garrison of soldiers armed with guns; subterranean passages traversed by soldiers were connected with the access doors of the inhabited area. Since 1590 the Grand Dukes of Tuscany gave the property of the fortress to the Captain Eustace Fanelli and his heirs.

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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)
0.14 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
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)
0.29 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
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)
0.35 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
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)
4.06 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
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)
4.35 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
The Museum of the Cathedral and the Labyrinth of Porsenna
The Museum of the Cathedral and the Labyrinth of Porsenna
The name derives from the description of Plinius the Elder of the mausoleum of Porsenna, the legendary Tomb of the Etruscan king of the village of Chiusi, protected by a labyrinth.
Piazza Duomo, 2, Chiusi (SI)
7.21 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
Concattedrale of San Secondiano
Concattedrale of San Secondiano
The Concathedral of San Secondiano, in the village of Chiusi, is characterized for its isolated bell tower, below which lies a Roman swimming pool of the I century B.C.
Via Porsenna, 89, Chiusi (SI)
7.23 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
Chiusi National Archaeological Museum
Chiusi National Archaeological Museum
With the ticket of the Archaeological Museum of Chiusi you can also visit the tomb of the Lion, the tomb of the Pilgrim and, on booking, the tomb of the Monkey.
Via dei Longobardi, 291, Chiusi (SI)
7.26 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano
Radicofani Fortress
Radicofani Fortress
The construction of Radicofani Castle, in Tuscany (IX century) is attributed to the Carolingian Empire.
Via della Città Fortificata, 10, Radicofani (SI)
13.01 Kilometers from Fortress of Sarteano

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