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Monte San Savino

Monte San Savino is the birthplace of the great Renaissance sculptor Andrea Contucci called Il Sansovino and of Pope Julius III.

Monte San SavinoThis is the birthplace of the great Renaissance sculptor Andrea Contucci called Il Sansovino and of Pope Julius III. The historic centre spreads out from the Cassero, the old fortress dating back to the XIV cent., and continues along Corso Sangallo, lined by the Renaissance Logge dei Mercanti attributed to Sansovino, to the Palazzo di Monte, today the seat of the Council, from Palazzo Pretorio with its tower, and on to the Pieve and the Church of Sant'Agostino which houses a beautiful Assunzione by Giorgio Vasari. A short distance from the historic centre is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Vertighe which was already documented in the XI cent. A particular appointment in the summer is the theatrical event Teatro Popolare Il Giogo , which is held every year in Montagnano, during July.

Visit Monte San Savino :
Torre Civica

This was built by the Perugians in the XIV century and at present is the seat of the International University.

Santuario delle Vertighe
This was built in the middle of the XV century and contains an interesting painting by Margarito and Ristoro d'Arezzo Madonna con Bambino in trono e quattro storie della Vergine (XIII cent.).

Chiese di S. Agostino e di S. Giovanni
Two other very important buildings overlook the square: Saint Augustine’s Church and Saint John’s baptistry. The former was commissioned by the Augustinian Friars and built in the Gothic-Umbrian style in the fourteenth century. Sansovino added a gothic choir to the counter front in 1525. The church holds many works of art: a beautiful stained glass rose window by G. de Marcillat depicting Saint Augustine; an Assumption by Vasari ( signed ) by the high altar; various paintings by Orazio Porta among which a Nativity and a Worship of the Three Wise Men; fifteenth century frescoes by Giovanni d’Agnolo di Balduccio and P. Schiavo on the counter front and on the side walls. Sansovino was buried in this church (his tomb can still be seen on the left hand side of the nave) in 1529. Sansovino designed a cloister next to the church. Although he had to work on a very irregular plan, the results show remarkable balance and harmony.
Sansovino also made the doric portal of Saint John’s Baptistry (this church belonged to the Society of the Black Men). The entrance was originallly inside the cloister, but it was modified after 1583. Inside the Baptistry late manneristic works by local artists Orazio Porta and Ulisse Giocchi can be seen.

Pieve dei Santi Egidio e Savino
The church possibly dates from the end of the XII century and was completely rebuilt in the XVIII century. It contains the sepulchre of Fabiano del Monte, a sculpture attributed to the local artist Andrea Sansovino (XVI cent.).

Monte San SavinoPalazzo di Monte (palazzo comunale)
The Di Monte Palace is built with ashlar-stone on the ground floor and follows the ionic order on the first, with windows having a triangular curved gable. The courtyard is encircled by an open gallery which has three arches on each side; two wells stand in the middle of the courtyard, by the shorter side of the arcade. A hanging garden, according to the wishes of Giovanni Maria di Monte (Antonio’s nephew) is to be found at the back of the building, the work of Giovanni di Baccio Bigio.
A precious sixteenth century door carved by Fra Giovanni da Verona can still be seen in the council chamber (the coats of arms of the most famous city families are painted on the walls of this chamber). The portraits of illustrious citizens of Monte San Savino and of former rulers of Tuscany (of which the most ancient nucleus dates back to the XVII century) adorn the corridors on the first floor.

The Cassero owes its present look (Sienese depressed arches and scarp walls) to the reconstruction carried out by the Sienese when they became lords of Monte San Savino in 1383.
Monte San Savino having fallen under the control of Florence in 1384, the lily of Florence was placed on the front of the fortress where it can still be seen.
As time went by, the fortress lost its purpose and housed a pawnbroker (end of sixteenth century) then a poor people’s home up to 1960. Entirely renovated in the seventies, the Cassero is now the City Museum, displaying ceramic vessels and various works of art, among which is a carved and painted Sienese wooden crucifix dating back to the fourteenth century. The premises are also used for temporary exhibitions and for public lectures.

Monte San Savino: discover the surroundings

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Accommodations in the area

    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 24 km from Monte San Savino

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Cortona (Arezzo)
    • 32 km from Monte San Savino

    Rocca di Pierle

    Set within the green hills of Tuscany, a few kilometers away from the old Etruscan town of Cortona farmhouse Rocca di Pierle is the perfect place to find peace and tranquility in contact with the pace of nature.
    Completely renovated Tuscan farmhouse with 3 rustic-style apartments. For groups possibilities to rent the whole villa.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 34 km from Monte San Savino

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Greve in Chianti (Florence)
    • 38 km from Monte San Savino

    Villa Chianti 7 beds

    Villa Chianti is a private villa for rent in Chianti area with pool and garden that can accommodate up to 7 people.
    An oasis of peace and tranquility with views of the Chianti valleys not far from the main tourist attractions of Tuscany.

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    • Bagno a Ripoli (Florence)
    • 41 km from Monte San Savino

    Villa Valdarno 12 beds

    Villa Valdarno is a typical Tuscan farmhouse located in a secluded and peaceful area in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, among vineyards and olive groves, and enjoys a privileged panoramic view of the Florentine Valdarno.
    The ideal solution for groups of friends or acquaintances who wish to spend their holidays in Tuscany with the comforts of a detached villa with swimming pool and large garden.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 54 km from Monte San Savino

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 55 km from Monte San Savino

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 57 km from Monte San Savino

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 61 km from Monte San Savino

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 61 km from Monte San Savino

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 96 km from Monte San Savino

    Villa Roccamare Castiglione della Pescaia 12 beds

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 99 km from Monte San Savino

    Villa Punta Ala 9 beds pool

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 114 km from Monte San Savino

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 126 km from Monte San Savino

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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    • Viareggio (Lucca)
    • 128 km from Monte San Savino

    Villa Torre del Lago 5 beds

    Typical Tuscan farmhouse for rent in Torre del Lago, Massaciuccoli area with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds, just 1 km from the Tuscany coast.
    Ideal solution for small groups or families looking for a villa for rent not far from the sea in a context of absolute privacy.

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