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Buonconvento

Introduction

 

Driving along the SS2 will bring you to this little tranquil place, constructed in the Middle Ages, and which rests on a plain hidden behind walls (Picture 1and 2) that shelter it. Its history records reveal that the Emperor Henry VII died in Buonconvento in the 14th century. Therefore hopes of taking Tuscany faded at least for a while.
Among its highlights there are two museums that shouldn´t be missed on a trip to Tuscany:
Its Museo della Mezzadria Senese (tel. 0577 80 90 75; Via Tinaia del Taja; closed Mon) showcases life-sized figures and ancient farm tools and machinery and gives a modern insight, with the help of multimedia equipment, into how life was led by farmers.
The Museo d’Arte Sacra (tel. 0577 80 71 90, Via Soccini 18; closed Mon Apr-Sep, open Sat and Sun Oct–Mar) has a collection of religious art that came from churches in Buonconvento and the surrounding hamlets.



 
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