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Chiusdino still preserves the medieval aspect and some sections of the double walls. Here you can find medieval houses including the presumed house of San Galgano (Galgano Guidotti) where it is believed that the saint was born around 1150.
  • Village with park
  • Camper parking area
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Chiusdino
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The abbey of San Galgano
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Chiusdino
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A look at Chiusdino
A look at Chiusdino
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Events

saturday
1
august, 2020

Feast of Ciaccino and 'Palla Eh!' Tournament of 'Palla Eh!' in Ciciano

thursday
3
september, 2020

Patron Feast of Our Lady of the Graces

thursday
3
december, 2020

Feast of San Galgano

monday
5
april, 2021

Feast of San Galgano in the Hermitage of Montesiepi

saturday
22
may, 2021

Feast of Santa Rita da Cascia

About the village

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.

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
Piazza del Plebiscito 2 - Tel. +39 0577 751055

BY CAR

  • Along the highway, the closest exits to the center of Chiusdino are:
    - Siena Nord exit (RA 3 Autopalio | A1 Florence-Siena)

ON THE TRAIN

  • Siena station
  • Poggibonsi station

BY PLANE

  • Florence airport

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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 7, San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena)
71.39 Kilometers from Chiusdino
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