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Chiusdino


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
  • Oil city
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A look at Chiusdino
A look at Chiusdino

About the village

Nestled in the beautiful area between the Merse Valley and the Colline Metallifere, Chiusdino is a medieval village recognized for its timeless charm and unparalleled beauty. This charming village, clinging to the top of a hill, overlooks the spectacular panorama of the rolling Sienese hills and rich surrounding vineyards, a colorful portrait that changes hues with the passing of the seasons.

Chiusdino boasts a history dating back thousands of years, the echoes of which still resonate among the narrow cobblestone streets and majestic red-and-white brick buildings built according to the austral Sienese architecture. A walk through these alleys, with their medieval houses firmly rooted in the past, is a true journey back in time, an experience that allows you to touch upon the historical period from which the borgo draws its lush roots.

The village still retains a perfect medieval atmosphere, thanks to the presence of double city walls that are still clearly visible and once served to protect the inhabitants from possible external threats. One of the major attractions is the alleged birthplace of St. Galgano Guidotti, who is believed to have been born in Chiusdino in 1150.

Chiusdino is also the silent guardian of a priceless religious and spiritual heritage. Nestled among the built-up area are wonderful medieval churches such as the Propositura di San Michele Arcangelo and the Church of San Martino, known as "outside the walls." The Abbey of San Galgano, with its "sword in the rock," and the Hermitage of Montesiepi are must-sees for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the history of this place.

Around Chiusdino
Chiusdino is rich in historical attractions to visit, but it also offers a spectacular place to take walks in the intimacy of nature. The narrow streets and squares of the historic center are jewels of medieval art and architecture, beautifully preserved over time.

A visit to the village of Frosini, an ancient castle where the Counts della Gherardesca once resided, is not to be missed. Located in the immediate vicinity, this hamlet is a pleasant complement to a visit to Chiusdino.

You can continue your journey of discovery in Tuscany by also visiting the villages of Luriano and Castelletto and the castle of Montalcinello, places where time seems to have stood still, preserving all their medieval charm.

Chiusdino offers a fascinating mix of historical attractions, natural beauty and local gastronomy that make it a must-see place for anyone in the vicinity of the province of Siena. If you need to slow down, breathe deeply and let time slow down, then Chiusdino is the place for you.

Village of Chiusdino
Municipality of Chiusdino

Province of Siena
Tuscany Region

Population: 1.886 chiusdinesi
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

= distances as the crow flies

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

  • September - Montalcinello Sweet Festival.

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies
Ristorante Daniela
A fundamental element is certainly the use of high quality local products.
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 7, San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena)
71.39 Kilometers from Chiusdino
= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies

Events

saturday
3
august, 2024

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

tuesday
3
september, 2024

Patron Feast of Our Lady of the Graces

sunday
29
september, 2024

San Michele Arcangelo

monday
21
april, 2025

Feast of San Galgano in the Hermitage of Montesiepi

thursday
22
may, 2025

Feast of Santa Rita da Cascia

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