Chiusdino

Chiusdino - Val di Merse, Tuscany, Italy

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Chiusdino Val di Merse

Chiusdino - Val di Merse

Chiusdino is a Tuscan hilltop town overlooking both the valley of the river Merse and the Metalliferous Hills of the Maremma in Tuscany, Italy. It is fortified and was originally a castle dating back to the 9 C. Chiusdino was governed by the Bishops of Volterra and subsequently (13 C) by the Siennese.

The most famous sights in Chiusdino are the Church of San Martino, the Prepositura di San Michele next to the house where Saint Galgano was born and the Church of the Compagnia di San Galgano where there is a beautiful bas-relief made in 1466 depicting San Galgano plunging the sword into the stone.


Church of San Martino, Chiusdino, Tuscany, Italy

Church of San Martino, Chiusdino, Tuscany, Italy


Mediaeval carved stonework, Chiusdino

Mediaeval carved stonework, Chiusdino

The fortified village and Castello di Frosini, ancient residence of the Gherardesca Counts, is nearby and well worth a visit.

Castello Frosini

Castello di Frosini, Tuscany, Italy

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