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Torrita di Siena

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Torrita di Siena is a comune municipality in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres 50 miles southeast of Florence and about 40 km 25 mi southeast of Siena

Torrita di Siena borders the following municipalities: Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Sinalunga, Trequanda

The most important event in Torrita di Siena is the "Palio dei Somari", a race among donkeys, the Sundays after 19 March Torrita's patron saint

History

The name "Torrita" appears for the first time on a code amiatino of 1037 The castle subject to the sovereignty and defense of the Republic of Siena was protected by a wall equipped with towers square and four gates: Porta a Pago, Port Gavina, Porta Nuova and Porta a Sole It was advanced stronghold castrum Siena in the fight against Montepulciano; Later, in 1554, it was conquered by Florence and subject to the power of the Medici

Since the beginning of the twentieth century saw a great development especially with regard to the crafts and woodworking

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat

External links

  • Official website
  • Tourism in Torrita di Siena


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