Castiglioncello bandini Castle

 The settlement was built as a castle in order to control the eastern part of the municipal territory of Cinigiano, at the foot of the natural reserve of Poggio all’Olmo.

The castle complex developed in medieval times and was in possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. During the thirteenth century it came under the control of local lords and was later transferred to the abbey of San Salvatore near Monte Amiata.

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In the following centuries the castle became property of the Sienese Piccolomini family- and underwent various interventions, particularly in the sixteenth century, and between the nineteenth and the early twentieth century when it was restored to a large extent in neo-medieval style.

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