The Municipality of Radicofani
Province of Siena
Altitude center: 814 m a.s.l.
Unesco site: the Val d'Orcia
Natural Protected Areas:
Area di interesse locale Val d'Orcia
Municipality of Radicofani
Via R. Magi 37 - Radicofani (SI)
Tel. +39 0578 55905
Radicofani is a village of the Val d'Orcia, note because they had the lordship Ghino di Tacco. In 1028 the Count Ildebrando IV Aldobrandeschi revenge Contignano Foscolo and Maiza and that they in the following year the donated to the Monastery of SS. Savior of Monte Amiata. In 1210 with a bubble the emperor Otto IV confirmed the possession of the Abbey. In 1293 for the first time is attested to the existence of the Church of Santa Maria in the field, always as a dependency of the monastery. In July 1300 Radicofani was the theater of a clash between the army of Santa Fiora controlled by Guido di Santa Fiora and those of Siena and Orvieto controlled by Ghirardello from Todi. In 1379 took place an armed clash in Contignano between troops allied Bretons of the Farnese and the Contignanesi parteggiavano that for the Sienese, and precisely the proud inhabitants had the better, glorious page of this small village. On 6 August 1390 the Farnese sell Contignano to Cione Salimbeni in 5000 florins. On 18 March 1405 Coconut Salimbeni conclude peace with Siena by sending it also its lands to Contignano. In 1608 the Grand Duke Ferdinando I confirm the autonomy of Contignano. As a result of the grand-ducal law of 1777, suppression of comunelli, on 1 January 1778 the municipality of Contignano is placed under the jurisdiction of the neighboring town of Radicofani.
In the first weekend of July takes place the event "Pleasures of summer", kermesse of valorization of the territory, which develops through a series of events: a market of food and wine products and local handicrafts (annually host is an Italian region, in 2005 the Lazio and in 2006 the Molise), a conference on issues of agriculture and environment, the animation of the area of the Rocca, astronomical observation with the naked eye and with telescopes at the care of the association "Astroturistika" of Sarteano.
To indicate the assignment of journalistic prize "Treasures of the Val d'Orcia" that sees the Commission, among others, journalists Gianni Bag, Giampiero Castellotti, Gianluca Comin and Giampaolo Pansa. Is part of the organising committee for the Vice Mayor John Costa. Among the popular festivals to report, in the hamlet of Contignano, the Sagra del raviolo, appointment particularly felt by the local population.
NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.