Radicofani is a village in the Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany, dominated by one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses.


The fortress along the Via Francigena
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Village of Radicofani
The Municipality of Radicofani
Province of Siena
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 1,097
Altitude center: 814 m a.s.l.

Unesco site:
Val d'Orcia

the Municipality is part of:
Comuni della Via Francigena
Paesi bandiera arancione
Strada del Vino Orcia
Unione Amiata 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 in the Val d'Orcia, known because it was under the dominion of Ghino di Tacco.
Thanks to its strategic position on the Via Francigena, Radicofani became a possession of the Papal State.

The village is dominated by one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses. The Rocca, whose existence has been documented since 978, is linked to the figure of Ghino di Tacco, who in 1297 settled in the fortress and began to ambush the wayfarers along the Via Francigena.

The historic center of Radicofani stands out for its splendid buildings, such as the Palazzo Pretorio with ancient stone coats of arms, or the Palazzo della Posta, a beautiful Medici villa built as a hunting lodge of the emperor Ferdinand I.

Among the numerous places of worship, the most noteworthy building is the Romanesque church of San Pietro, from the 13th century, damaged by the last war and restored in 1946. On the main road is also to see the Church of Sant'Agata, on whose altar there is a Della Robbia woman with the Madonna with Child and the Saints Francis, Elizabeth of Hungary, Cristina of Bolsena (or Orsola) and Lorenzo.

Radicofani is also known as the city of fountains. The thirteenth century Fonte Grande, located on the Via Francigena, the monumental seventeenth-century Medicean Fountain, the sixteenth-century Fonte dei Cappuccini and that of the Antese.

In Radicofani, in the first weekend of July, the "Piaceri d'estate" event takes place, a showcase for the development of the territory, which develops through a series of events: a market of local food and wine products (each year an Italian region is hosted, in the 2005 Lazio and Molise in 2006), a conference on agricultural and environmental issues, animation of the Rocca area, astronomical observation with the naked eye and telescopes by the "Astroturistika" association of Sarteano.
Also noteworthy is the assignment of the journalistic prize "Tesori della Val d'Orcia".
Among the popular festivals, in the Contignano hamlet, is the Sagra del Raviolo, an event particularly felt by the local population.

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Other destinations nearby

San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni
The presence of thermal springs has always characterized the territory of San Casciano dei Bagni, in Tuscany.
Siena - 9.31 KM from Radicofani
Cetona is located in the extreme southern slopes of Siena, in Tuscany, almost on the border with Lazio.
Siena - 13.24 KM from Radicofani
Sarteano is a village of historical importance and naturalistic, placed on the buttresses of the Val d'Orcia, in a plateau on the border with the Val di Chiana, in Tuscany.
Siena - 13.26 KM from Radicofani
Santa Fiora
Santa Fiora
The village of Santa Fiora is located on Mount Amiata, in Tuscany.
Grosseto - 16.44 KM from Radicofani
Castel del Piano
Castel del Piano
The village of Castel del Piano, in Tuscany, is situated on the hilly spurs of Monte Amiata.
Grosseto - 18.63 KM from Radicofani
The village of Allerona is located in Umbria and has ancient origins.
Terni - 19.37 KM from Radicofani

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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