Grancia di Cuna, Monteroni d'Arbia

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  • The fortress is worth a visit because it is one of the stops of the via Francigena and the opportunity to refresh yourself by having two fountains, benches and shade. But given this fortress that hopefully will be completed in its restoration, I advise you to "shoot straight" because there's nothing else to see and believe me Montarone is really one of the most anonymous and sad I've seen. Despite the weariness, as soon as we realized this, we checked out by taking the train to Buonconvento.
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  • After an unfortunate and very wet 1. or may in Buonconvento, I stopped to visit this masterpiece of medieval Tuscany, unfortunately overshadowed by the huge amount of tourist attractions in the area (from Siena to Pienza, with all that's in between). This is a farm-fortified granary, which was also the service of hospitality to pilgrims in transit on the adjacent via Francigena, which rises up and stands out as a majestic earthen vessel amid the waves of green hills of Val d'arbia, in view of famous Crete senesi. As mentioned by other commenters, the complex structure is shrouded in scaffolding for years, put there to perform major renovations. However I was unable to make a quick visit to the main building, covering in total autonomy and solitude the ramp that crosses the three floors of large rooms that once were filled with grain and other precious commodities, reach the top of the Tower-barn, allowing you to appreciate its internal structures and the sensational views to the surrounding countryside. A real treat for fans of the middle ages, illustrating how it worked a powerful socio-economic organization of the time as was the famous Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, who based his wealth and power on structures like this, which collected and protected the agricultural production of the campaign, and then channeled to the centers do consumption. 4 stars, but I'm finished restoration!
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  • With friends cyclists we've gone to see this beautiful medieval building left almost intact over the centuries. Fortified monastic Grange that served to pilgrims for refreshments and especially shelter from bandits during the middle ages. Beautiful.
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  • Worth a quick visit but be prepared for an eerie experience - the place looks deserted - no workers in sight - then you realize some of the 'apartments' are occupied despite the construction mess and disrepair. I'd love to know if the restoration is still ongoing. Don't let the pigeons freak you out.
  • Still under reconstruction but once finish will be a great tourist attraction!
  • Ideal location for a medieval themed party. I still Marvel chosen as sequel Assassin's Creed ...
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  • The Cuna Grange is located near Monteroni d'arbia, along the Strada Regionale Cassia, which coincides with the ancient Via Francigena: it's one of the best preserved examples of medieval fortified farmhouse. In fact, a Grange was developed on the site where, in the medieval age, were a hospice or hospital for the reception of travellers: on this farm were deposited on corn and all other agricultural products which were used to keep the hospital that possessed her. To defend the products collected and the people who lived there from many raids that were at that time the farm was protected by fortifications, becoming a small village. The Cuna Grange stands where already in the 12th century there existed a Hospital intended to receive and to give assistance to pilgrims and merchants passing along the via Francigena: in the thirteenth century, become the property of the powerful Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, the building was the subject of numerous works of enlargement. The Cradle consists of a large square block with walls, two corner towers with defensive apparatus to protrude on the southern front.
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  • Under the scaffolding can be glimpsed a beautiful testimony of grancia beholden ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala. Pity that we cannot pursue the restoration
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