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The Valdichiana - Monte San Savino - Gargonza - Lucignano

This route is designed for the tourist who has chosen to spend their holidays in Valdichiana, south of Arezzo, immersed in the villages of Monte San Savino, and Lucignano Gargonza.

The first city to visit is Monte San Savino, an ancient Etruscan city located on top of a hill. Features and the walls are suggestive that the surround and two ports of entry to the city: port Fiorentina and Porta Romana. Visiting the small town tourists remain shrouded by an aura of medieval almost impossible not to note: the architecture of Cassero and its majestic tower of the XIV century, requires his presence almost air challenge for the notes.

Continuing along the Corso Sangallo, tourists can enjoy the interesting buildings that the present, as the Renaissance Loggia dei Mercanti, the Palazzo Comunale with its cloister and the roof garden, Praetorian Palace, with a wonderful facade studded with badges. To enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city and the surrounding area to advise tourists to climb the tower of Palazzo Pretorio. Further on is the Parish Church of Saints Egidio and Savino, dating back to the twelfth century.

Continuing along the course you get to the church of Saint Augustine, which is home to frescoes inside some of Spinello Aretino and a table showing "the Assumption of the Virgin" by Giorgio Vasari.
After a brief pause in one of the many bars and taverns in the area, recommend a visit to the fortified town of Gargonza, a few km away in the direction Siena and then go back and continue to Lucignano, a village which stands at a height of 400 meters on the sidelines of the province of Siena and Arezzo.

In Etruscan and Roman era, Lucignano was considered strategic point of exchange and links to the cities of Siena and Arezzo. To enter the center historian must go from door San Giusto: You can reach it through Via Roma, called "via poor" characterized by simple medieval buildings, or via Via Marconi, known as "via rich" adorned by beautiful Renaissance palaces that recall the style of Siena.

Let the desire for tourists and curiosity to discover the many beauties of the city through these two paths features such as beautiful Cassero with the lofty tower of the XIV century situated in Via Roma.

To visit a Lucignano

  • Court Square
  • Palazzo Comunale
  • Museo Civico
  • Chiesa di San Francesco
  • Tower of Monache
  • Medici fortress
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Oaks

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