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THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGES
The medieval villages

Bagno Vignoni with its healing thermal waters-the bath that is the square, the loggiato of St. Catherine and the Spa; il gorello where soak your feet for a footbath and the Parco dei Mulini. Vignoni Alto is a tiny medieval village overlooking the baths.

San Quirico d’Orcia, Via Dante Alighieri, but also the internal streets of the old town, along with the 16th century Horti Leonini. Three places of worship: the historical Collegiate Church, the Church of the Madonna di Vitaleta and the small Romanesque church of St. Marie

Veduta di Montalcino, dista 40 km dalla Palazzina

Montalcino. The Cathedral, the fortress, the Church of Sant'Egidio and the sacred art museum complex composed by the former Seminary and from the Church of S. Agostino, the palazzo comunale.

Pienza. The ideal city wanted by its most famous citizen, the humanist Pope Pius II Piccolomini. Don't miss the course and the central square, which is dominated by the Duomo, palazzo Piccolomini and the Municipality, the Museum of sacred art and archeology. Just outside of town is the ancient Parish Church of Corsignano

Monticchiello. The medieval village, nestled between the walls partly preserved until today, presents the beautiful gate, the Church of Santi Leonardo e Cristoforo, the complex of Barns Chigi, acquired in recent years by the company of the Teatro Povero and restructured, with among other things the Te.po.tra.tos, an innovative exhibition on the folk traditions of Tuscany.

Contignano. In the delightful town in the Centre of the Val d'Orcia, the Arch of the entrance to the old town and the Church of s. Maria Assunta. Radicofani. Dominated by the fortress of Medici, recovered and plant visits, it has a nice historical centre which include the churches of Saint Agatha and especially the parish church, dedicated to St. Peter.

Piancastagnaio. On the main square stands the rocca aldobrandesca. In village downstream from the same. The church dedicated to the assumption, outside the walls of the Monastery and of the Madonna di San Pietro. Abbadia San Salvatore. Don't miss the post-Cistercian Abbey Church, crypt and cloisters. In the historic center, streets, squares, arches and portals interspersed by the Church of Santa Croce and San Leonardo, just outside that of Rabe and in the upper part of the town, the Church of the Madonna del Castagno and the complex of the former mines mercurifere, within which is an interesting Museum of mining.