The fourteenth-century village of Buonconvento, perfectly preserved, is the most important center in the Val d'Arbia.
 
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Buonconvento

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A scam in a medieval tavern described by Boccaccio in the Decameron. A discussion between heretics. A floral and modernist twist on the facade of a house: fresh air among the dominant medieval forms. The color of terracotta, of red-brick, and of the Senesi crete, the clay hills dotted with farms and churches where the diamond white of the truffle born. The severity, the sweetness and the smile on the faces of the Madonnas painted by Sienese artists on tables and murals preserved in the Museum of Sacred Art. The products of a fertile country, pride of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. The footsteps of the pilgrims echoing on the ancient Via Francigena. The color of crete in autumn, under a sky that never seems to end. An intimate corner of landscape: an old farm, a cypress, a curved white road. All this is Buonconvento and its territory. The strong thirteenth-century defense walls once enclosed the entire village. Even today, the road that crosses inside is devoted to the family that counted among its members a couple of heretics, who contested in the sixteenth century some church doctrines. Via Socciniè perhaps the noblest of the village, the one overlooked by the corridors of power and major landowners: The Podestarile building with the civic tower of the fourteenth century, the Town Hall with the beautiful brick front and the imposing palace of Taja family of the seventeenth-century. Be careful to pass through Via Oscura: you could enter the Middle Ages and never emerge.

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Murlo
Murlo
The village of Murlo, Tuscany, is a tourist center for the presence of the medieval walls, the museum and the cathedral.
Siena - 8.02 KM from Buonconvento
Montalcino
Montalcino
The hamlet of Montalcino, famous for the production of Brunello wine, is situated in the territory of the north-west of Monte Amiata, at the end of Val d'Orcia.
Siena - 8.97 KM from Buonconvento
Trequanda
Trequanda
The village of Trequanda, in Tuscany, is situated on the border between the Val d'Orcia and the Crete Senesi.
Siena - 16.03 KM from Buonconvento
Pienza
Pienza
Pienza is the most popular and important village of the whole Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany.
Siena - 17.44 KM from Buonconvento
Montefollonico
Montefollonico
On the top of a hill, between the Val di Chiana and the Val d'Orcia, there is the evocative stone village of Montefollonico.
Siena - 21.42 KM from Buonconvento
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Castelnuovo Berardenga, in Tuscany, rises among the Chianti hills.
Siena - 23.19 KM from Buonconvento

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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