Radicofani – the pint-sized gem of Tuscany's Val d'Orcia

Jun 23, 2023 561

BY: Paula Reynolds

Radicofani’s ancient fortress tower stands watch from the mountaintop like a medieval lighthouse over Tuscany’s Val dOrcia. For over a thousand years, this important landmark has remained visible across the swath of this uniquely picturesque valley. It warned, it beckoned…and today it greets and welcomes all within its sight to the enchanting village of Radicofani.

Tiny but mighty, the hamlet of Radicofani has been a destination of relevance since at least the 900s. Strategic placement on the all-important road to Rome — the Via Francigena — along with the expansive views from the fortress tower made Radicofani the epicenter of numerous battles for control.

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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