San Vivaldo is mainly known for its Sacro Monte , that is about twenty chapels arranged on a hill, all around the convent, in each of which there is, in the form of bas-relief, a representation of the stages of the Via Crucis. The peculiarity of this lies in the fact that this Sacro Monte, built starting from the 16th century by mostly Florentine artists, is the only one of its kind in Tuscany, precisely because it is a faithful reconstruction of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Furthermore, all this takes on an even more realistic character if we consider the morphology of the area.
The town takes its name from Vivaldo da San Gimignano, an Italian religious who lived between the 13th and 14th centuries; he is venerated by the Catholic Church as blessed.
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It is a small medieval village in the heart of Tuscany countryside, in the area of Valdelsa. Thanks to its proximity to Sacro Monte of San Vivaldo and to Francigena Way, Montaione has a great experience in the touristic sector.
It is one of the most attractive Italian village sityuated in the province of Siena only 15 km away from San Vivaldo. It is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and called the Medieval MANHATTAN for its architectural features of the old historical centre.
Volterra is situated in the province of Pisa. The town, famous for the quarrying and processing of alabaster was one of the principals city state of ancient Tuscany (Etruria) during the Middle Ages. It was also the seat of an important episcopal dominion having jurisdiction over a large part of Tuscan hills.
Siena is situated in the heart of Tuscany surrounded by green hills .
It is known all over the world for its Piazza del Campo with its particular shell shape where twice a year takes palce the famous Palio. It is a competion among the contrades of Siena a medieval joust representing for all inhabitants of Siena, but not only for them, an unavoidable, unmissable, extraordinary event to be present at least once in a life time.