The village of Chiusdino is located on Metallifere Hills, in Tuscany.
 
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Chiusdino

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Village of Chiusdino
Municipality of Chiusdino

Province of Siena
Tuscany Region

Population: 1.886 
Altitude centre: 564 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Merse Valley Union

Protected Natural Areas:
High Merse Valley Natural Reserve
Cornocchia Natural Reserve
La Pietra Natural Reserve

Municipality of Chiusdino
Piazza del Plebiscito 2 - Chiusdino (SI)
Tel. +39 0577 751055

Pro Loco Chiusdino
Via Paolo Mascagni 12 - Chiusdino (SI)
Tel. +39 0577 756738
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Chiusdino, in the province of Siena, is a fascinating medieval village perched on a hill in the Metalliferous Hills, overlooking the Val di Merse. The first historical evidences date back to the Middle Ages and it seems that in the Lombard period between the 7th and 8th centuries a small castle was built on the hill of Chiusdino.
In the 12th century this was disputed between the Republic of Siena, the Counts of Gherardesca di Frosini and the Bishops of Volterra to which the castle belonged. In 1230 Siena prevailed and Chiusdino became a permanent possession of the Sienese Republic.
The village still preserves the medieval aspect and some sections of the double city walls and it is also possible to find medieval houses including the alleged house of San Galgano (Galgano Guidotti) where it is believed that the saint was born around 1150. Among the religious buildings of the country we find the Propositura of San Michele Arcangelo, near the house of San Galgano, the church of San Martino, known as "outside the walls", and the church of the Company of San Galgano or church of San Sebastiano.

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Pomarance
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Murlo
The village of Murlo, Tuscany, is a tourist center for the presence of the medieval walls, the museum and the cathedral.
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Monteriggioni
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Siena - 28.43 KM from Chiusdino

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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