Buonconvento is a municipality in the Province of Siena, Tuscany
, Italy. Siena is located 28km way, Florence
95km and Pisa
140km and the area known as the Crete Senesi. If you are driving around Tuscany, in Val d’Orcia area, you might notice the walls of this small medieval town on the right side of the road. It’s Buonconvento, one of the most beautiful villages
of an ancient step for travelers along Via Francigena, a pilgrimage route. Beautiful renovated villas are now available as accommodations lodging. These vacation rentals, condo rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals suite all budgets.
The Via Francigena is an ancient road between Rome
and Canterbury, passing through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. In medieval times it was an important road and pilgrimage route. To pilgrims headed south, it was the Via Rome; to those headed north, the Via Francigena. Stay in any of the accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental or villa rental option and experience the ancient tradition, or part thereof.
Buonconvento’s train station is only 2 minutes walking of the old medieval village. It takes around two 2:30 hours to get there from Florence or 25 minutes from Siena. Making this a very centrally located town and perfect place to be based in the region.
The local museum of art houses works by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pietro Lorenzetti, Andrea di Bartolo, Matteo di Giovanni and other Tuscan painters, taken from local churches and villas.
The church of Sts. Peter and Paul has a Madonna Enthroned with Child by Matteo di Giovanni and fresco of the early-15th century Sienese school. Notable is also the fortified pieve of Sant'Innocenza a Piana (13th-14th centuries). Most of the Buonconvento's frazioni house medieval or Renaissance castles.
Amongst the other sights worth seeing are an uncommon number of fine Liberty-style noble houses. Lastly, there are many castles scattered over the surrounding land, such as the fortress of Bibbiano Guiglieschi, over a thousand years old, the tower of Bibbiano and the great architectural complex of Castelnuovo Tancredi.
Accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals are scattered around these sites.
The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions
, with many unrivaled accommodation, vacation rental, and apartment rental and villa rental options. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice yearly.
One of the main sights is Siena's cathedral (Duomo), begun in the 12th century, is one of the. It was originally intended to be the largest cathedral in the world, with a north-south transept and an east-west nave, as is usual.