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Radicofani

Radicofani is famous because of it was a lordship of Ghino di Tacco. Ghino (Ghinotto) di Tacco is born in Torrita di Siena from the family Cacciaconti Monacheschi Pecorai, one of the most important of the zone. He was thrown out from his town because of his dishonest activities and passed various years as a brigand in Maremma. From 1297 to 1300 he was in Radicofani where he seized the Rocca and became famous in the territory; in someone's opinion he was simply a thief, others think he can be considered the italian Robin Hood, who punished the oppressors of the poor people. The Rocca that Ghino di Tacco used as shelter is still intact; the external defensive structure has pentagonal shape while the inner one is triangular with the ruins of the three towers and a central body (cassero) restored and open to public. Among the sacred buildings we remember the beautiful church of San Pietro. The first memory of the church dates back to 1224. In 1578 it assumed the title of pieve. Even though object of many restorations, it still shows evocative Romanesque characters, with its single nave and the trussed ceiling.

 

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