Radicofani has approximately 1120 inhabitants and it’s located about 80 km from Siena.
The history of Radicofani
The first historical records dating back to 1028, when the town was ceded in fief of the Abbey of the Holy Saviour (Abbazia del Santissimo Salvatore). In 1330 Radicofani was the scene of the clash between the Army of Santa Fiora from one side and those of Siena and Orvieto from other.
From 1400 Radicofani will get gradual autonomy and will join from 1559 to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
- The Church of Holy Peter.
- The Church of St. Agatha.
- The Church of Our Lady of Vineyards (Madonna delle Vigne).
Among the places that deserve a visit is certainly Forest Isabella, built at the end of 1800, which today houses a large amount of conifers and deciduous trees.
“Summer Pleasures” takes place in the first weekend of July and develops through a number of events: food markets, conferences on agricultural and environmental issues with entertainment in the Fortress area and astronomical observation of the sky,too.
Among the persons who are linked to Radicofani, we would like to mention here Ghino di Tacco, Scion of a noble family, of the zone that became famous for the numerous robberies committed with his father and his uncle. After being captured he escaped death sentences because a minor and took refuge at Radicofani, where he continued his career as a bandit “gentleman“, always leaving to the unfortunate victim something that will allow them to live.
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