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Torrita di Siena

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This important centre of Val di Chiana is mentioned as early as 1307, despite numerous archaeological finds came to light in the territory would testisfy that the town was already populated during the Etruscan and Roman Ages.
During the Siena's domination the village was fortified by building an imposing ring of walls according to an elliptical plant, equipped by sighting towers and three gates, so that the village became an important defensive bulwark of the southern boudaries of the Republic of Siena.
Among the most important monuments to see in Torrita di Siena we point out here the Collegiata (Collegiate Church), the Chiesa di Santa Croce (Saint Cross Church), the Chiesa di Santa Flora e Santa Lucilla (Saints Flora and Lucilla Church) and the Palazzo Pretorio (Praetorian Palace).
Among famous people who were born in Torrita di Siena we remind here the famous brigand Ghino di Tacco (XII-th century), who was quoted by Giovanni Boccaccio in his "Decameron" and also by Dante Alighieri in his "Divine Commedy".

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