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Buonconvento

Buonconvento is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70km south of Florence and about 25km southeast of Siena in the area known as the Crete Senesi.HistoryBuonconvento is mentioned for the first time in 1100. In 1313 the German emperor Henry VII died here.It was surrounded by a line of walls starting from 1371, carried on by the Republic of Siena to which it belonged until 1559, when it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It was annexed to Italy in 1861.Main sightsThe local museum of art houses works by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pietro Lorenzetti, Andrea di Bartolo, Matteo di Giovanni and other Tuscan painters, taken from local churches. The church of Sts. Peter and Paul has a Madonna Enthroned with Child by Matteo di Giovanni (c. 1450) and a fresco of the early-15th century Sienese school. The fortified pieve of Sant'Innocenza a Piana dates from the 13th-14th centuries. Most of Buonconvento's frazioni house medieval or Renaissance castles.
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