Castiglion Fiorentino Tuscany Information and Guide
Castiglion Fiorentino has Etruscan-Roman origins, with a nearly entirely preserved circle of walls dominated by the Cassero (donjon). Recent excavations have discovered a 5th cent. BC sacred area.
The Pinacoteca Comunale contains valuable works of jewellery of the XIII cent. and paintings by Margarito, Taddeo Gaddi, Bartolomeo della Gatta and Giorgio Vasari. The 16th century Loggia of the Palazzo Comunale, like a balcony, provides a view of the valley of Chio, the natural link between the Valdichiana and the Valtiberina. In the month of May, during the “Maggio Castiglionese”, many culture, sport, music and food-and-wine events take place. On the third Sunday of June the Palio dei Rioni Castiglionesi, a horse tournament, is held in Piazza Garibaldi outside the walls.
Height: m. 342
Km from: Arezzo 17, Perugia 57, Siena 59, Firenze 93
Telephone code: 0575
Public transport: from Arezzo bus or FS train
How to get there: from north Autostrada A1 exit Arezzo then SS71; from south Autostrada A1 exit Monte San Savino
Information: Tourist Information Office, Cortona tel. O575/630652 Fax 0575/630656
Points of interest
At Manciano, called “La Misericordia” by the inhabitants of Castiglion Fiorentino, the actor and film director Roberto Benigni was born.
Weekly market: Friday morning
Places of Interest
Castello di Montecchio Vesponi
Chiesa della Madonna della Consolazione
Chiesa di San Francesco
Collegiata di San Giuliano
Oratorio del SS. Sacramento detto Chiesa del Gesù
Pieve di Sant’Angelo a Retina
Santuario della Madonna del Bagno