Arcidosso, a village with an ancient flavor
- Category Art History and Culture
Arcidosso is one of the loveliest towns around Monte Amiata. Striking and characterful, the oldest part of the town is characterized by the Rocca Aldobrandesca, attacked by the Sienesi in 1331 under the command of Guidoriccio da Fogliano and which passed under Medici control in 1559.
Arriving in Arcidosso one of the first things that grabs your attention is the imposing Monument to the Fallen at Work. To the right of the steps you find a stone showing where David Lazzaretti, the Amiata Prophet, was killed in 1878.
Before accessing the old town center, stop at the church of Madonna delle Grazie (or dell’Incoronata), one of the holiest sanctuaries in the Amiata. Myriad artworks reside here, all by the Sienese school, including the “Virgin Mary in Glory among the Saints Sebastiano and Rocco” by Ventura Salimbeni and a “Madonna with Child” dating to the early 1400s from the Palazzo della Capitaneria, now on display on the main altar.
Original Article: visittuscany.com
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