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Towns of the area

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Trequanda

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Inhabitants in 1991: 1.374

The municipal territory of Trequanda extends for 64,10 square kilometres between the plain and the hill which divided the Val di Chiana from the Valley of the river Asso. Feudal centre, it became community Seat in 1777 with the Leopoldina regulations. In 1833 Castelmuzio was united to its territory having belonged to Pienze while in 1877 the district of Montisi was detached and aggregated to the municipality of San Giovanni d’Asso.

Trequanda was an important control point on the road which from Siena reached Chiusi via Asciano; recorded for the first time in a document from the end of the XII century, at the beginning of the 1200s it was the possession of the Scialenga Counts; it was part of the Ghibellino formation becoming the collection centre for the rebels to the Guelfo government of Siena in 1273 and 1289 for this it risked being destroyed by Siena which in 1301 sold the castle to the merchant Musciatto Franzesi for 18,000 lire.

Returned under the Siena dominion a few years later, in 1318 Trequanda figured as possession of the Tolomei family. In 1553 it was forced to surrender to the Imperial army and become part of the Medico State.

Places to visit:
S. Pietro e Andrea, church founded in the 1200s, has a checked façade of black and white stone, the interior preserves diverse 1400s works of art.

Historical info reproduced upon authorization of Regione Toscana - Dipartimento della Presidenza E Affari Legislativi e Giuridici
Translated by Ann Mountford

 
 
 
   
 
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