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SOVICILLE:  Country : Italy |  Region: Tuscany |  Province: Siena

Population: 8500 | Altitude 265 mt a.s.l  | Zip code 53018 | Area code 0577
Distances: Siena 15 km, Florence 70 km

 

 
     
 

 Town information

 
 

Agricultural and commercial town in good location, in the province of Siena, central Tuscany. Sovicille is situated at about 10 km west of Siena along the road from Siena towards Massa Marittima and to the seaside. The territory of the commune ranges from 200 and 618 meters in altitude, with a total area of 14,376 hectares and it is one of the largest in the province.

 
     
 

 Sights to see and things to do

 
 
This area is full of castles, palaces, small churches, tower-houses, historical settlements because Sovicille had more medieval hamlets and villages (about 55) than any other area in Tuscany. Some have been destroyed, others transformed into farmhouses and yet others still have maintained their original features. Some hamlets are very lovely because they have remained unaltered, as if time has stopped altogether.

Noteworthy, are the Parish Church of St. Lorenzo situated in the square of the castle with a beautiful fresco attributed to Giorgio di Giovanni inside, follower of Beccafumi (1538-1559), which represents the Madonna and Child between Saint Christopher and Saint Onofrio on one side and the saints Lucia and Martino on the other. The painting in the left transept is attributed to a follower of Riccio.

Do not miss seeing the romanesque church of Ponte allo Spino (dedicated to St. John Baptiste), with three naves close to the remains of a gothic cloister
 
 
Nearby Localities:  Ancaiano, Brenna, Orgia, Rosia, San Rocco a Pilli, Tegoia, Torri.
 

 Events and festivals in SOVICILLE

 
 


San Lorenzo festival from Aug 1 to 10, gastronomic festival with music, theatrical events, concerts and plays.
Typical products: wine, agricultural products.
 

 
 

 Getting there

 
 
Getting there
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By Car
From Florence
Exit Siena Ovest - San Marco then turn left on the "Strada Statale 73" towards Massa Marittima, pass Costafabbri, Costalpino, Volte Basse; after Volte Basse turn right direction Sovicille.

From Rome - Arezzo - Grosseto
Exit Siena Ovest - San Marco then turn right on the "Strada Statale 73" towards Massa Marittima, pass Costafabbri, Costalpino, Volte Basse; after Volte Basse turn right, direction Sovicille.

By Train : The closest train station is Siena train station: Train schedules

By Air : International flights to Rome, Pisa or Florence.
The closest airport is Siena - Ampugnano Airport (only domestic flights)


 

 

 

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