Monticchiello

Monticchiello is the only village in the municipality of Pienza, in the province of Siena.
Is a typical medieval village nestled in the Tuscan countryside. Monticchiello is 500 meters above sea level

 

Main sight

The parish church of Santi Leonardo e Cristoforo in Romanesque-Gothic style dominating the ancient castle of the village.

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Was renewed in Gothic style in the second half of the 13th century.
Inside, important are the scenes from the life of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, frescoes by a 14th century Sienese painter. Also noteworthy is a small elegant ciborium carved in the shape of a Gothic portal, with a wrought iron grating Pietruccio di Betto (1340), and a crucifix in the second half of the fifteenth century.
Pieve di Santa Maria dello Spino
In 1500 it was run down, and was rebuilt, as attested by a plaque on the façade, from family Saracini in 1570.

Today it is celebrated once a year on the occasion of the feast of Corpus Christi. Has a sandstone façade and small bell tower.

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Monticchiello is also known for its theatre said “poor where all inhabitants are writers/actors
The keep, closed to the public, but still clearly visible