What to visit in the Crete Senesi


An enchanting medieval village at the center of Crete Senesi

The ideal destination for those looking to discover the essence of a medieval village in the Siena area is Buonconvento, historically enclosed by a defensive brick wall topped by a Lombard band that was built in 1379 on the orders of the Governors of Siena. The village was originally equipped with just two gates, located on the opposite ends of the main road: Porta Senese on the north side, which still today conserves its original wooden fixtures with iron fittings, and Porta Romana, to the south, destroyed in 1944 by the retreating Germans.