Alberese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma



Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

         Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

         Walking in the Crete Senesi



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena



Val d'Elsa

          San Gimignano

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone








Le Crete Senesi


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Ponte d’Arbia (Monteroni d’Arbia), Province of Siena [1]

Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  

The most beautiful villages of Tuscany | Buonconvento

Buonconvento is a comune or municipality in the Province of Siena, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Florence and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Siena in the area known as the Crete Senesi.


Buonconvento (from the Latin bonus conventus, "happy place") is mentioned for the first time in 1100. In 1313 the German emperor Henry VII died here.

It was surrounded by a line of walls starting from 1371, carried on by the Republic of Siena to which it belonged until 1559, when it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It was annexed to Italy in 1861.

Main sights

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. The church of Santi Pietro e Paolo has a Madonna Enthroned with Child (c. 1450) by Matteo di Giovanni and a fresco of the early-15th century Sienese school. The fortified pieve of Sant'Innocenza a Piana dates from the 13th-14th centuries. Most of Buonconvento's frazioni house medieval or Renaissance castles.

The church of St. Lawrence, in Bibbiano, has a cyborium by Ventura Salimbeni.

Porta Senese

Buonconvento is almost completely surrounded by walls. The construction of the walls and the nine watch towers and two gates started in 1371. Seven towers still remain today. The Porta Romana on the southerns side of Buonconvento was destroyed in 1944 by the retreating Germans. The Porta Senese with its heavy wooden doors and iron fittings is still standing on the northern side of the historical center and is now perpetually open.



Mappa Porta Senese, Buonconvento, Crete Senesi | Ingrandire mappa


Trekking in Toscana | Via Francigena in Toscana

The first itinerary starts in Siena, on the Piazza del Campo (or in the garden Orto di'Pecci), and leads to Ponte d'Arbia. In Ponte d'Arbia there is a possible connection with public transport (Buonconvento Stazione).

The second itinerary starts in Buonconvento, near the Ponte d'Arbia, and leads to San Quirico d'Orcia, in the heart of the Val d'Orcia.

Siena - Ponte d'Arbia - Buonconvento | Via Francigena | 26 km - 5 km

Buonconvento - San-Quirico-d'Orcia | Via Francigena | 17 km


Trekking in The crete senesi

Buonconvento - Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore | 11.60 km





Galleria immagini Crete Senesi



  ArbiaRiverPontedArbiaMonteronidArbia   Panorama of Buonconvento, Province of Siena

The inflow of the Sorra (left) into the Arbia (right) in Ponte d'Arbia, south of the bridge


  Ponte d'Arbia   Panorama of Buonconvento, Province of Siena
Crete Senesi presso Asciano   BibbianoBuonconventoCastello3   Crete Senesi, Walking from Montalcino to Buonconvento

Crete Senesi presso Asciano



Castello di Bibbiano, Bibbiano



Walking from Montalcino to Buonconvento


Buonconvento, Chiesa di Sant'Innocenzo a Piana (Pieve di Piana)        

Chiesa di Sant'Innocenzo a Piana (Pieve di Piana), a ovest di Buonconvento



Traveling in Tuscany| Holiday homes in southern Tuscany | Podere Santa Pia





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[1] Photo by Liga Due, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International  license.

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