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Radicofani has a beautiful medieval town with churches of great historical and artistic importance. The Rocca of Radicofani is a huge castle with imposing walls that date from the year 978.
Because of its strategic location on the ancient Via Francigena, the Radicofani Castle was contested over the centuries by popes and emperors. The Castle is located on a hill 896 meters high and the terrace on the top of the crenellated tower is located at 960 meters above sea level.
The Rocca di Radicofani is famous for being the place where lived Messere Ghino di Tacco, the Italian Robin Hood that twice, in the years 1297/1298 and in 1300, occupied the Castle.
Piancastagnaio is located on the eastern side of Mount Amiata, surrounded by centuries-old chestnut. The old medieval town fascinates visitors with its maze of narrow streets, squares and stairways. Worthy of note is the seventeenth-century Palace of the Marquis Bourbon del Monte, the various medieval churches and especially the imposing Rocca Aldobrandesca, a beautiful castle that stands on the main ancient gate of the town.
Bagno Vignoni is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval villages of Tuscany. Located in the Val D'Orcia (UNESCO World heritage site), it's nestled in a picturesque landscape with vineyards of international fame. The village is known for its spa waters and hot springs, whose activity dates back to Roman times. The urban structure of Bagno Vignoni is very special and unique in the world as the inns, the houses and the churches have developed around the ancient, huge tub where the water flow from the volcanic hot springs; this arrangement makes this pool to take the position and function that are normally owned by the main square of a village.
SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA
San Quirico d'Orcia is a town of ancient Etruscan origins which preserves a perfect and intact medieval structure. It is located on the hills that separate the Val d'Orcia and Val d'Asso, in an area with breathtaking views, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The village retains churches and buildings of considerable historical importance, such as the Collegiate Church of Saints Quirico and Giuditta, an extraordinary church with a magnificent Romanesque portal, the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, built in the thirteenth century, the seventeenth-century Palazzo Chigi, with its beautiful frescoed halls, the church of S. Maria Assunta, built in the eleventh century in the Romanesque style.