Cennina Castle

The castle stands on a hill of 477 meters, dominating the Valdambra, in the Middle Ages important transit between the Valdarno and the Florentine Valley Montaperti in Siena and strategic access route to Florence from the south. It originated, in all likelihood, the Etruscan-Roman and its development at the time Lombard, perhaps to exercise control functions on the streets below the point of lookout in Valdarno. The actual walled suburb around the feudal castle of the XII century.
The castle was built in 1167 by the count Brandaglia Alberigo of Uguccione.
The village of Cennina is surrounded by the remains of an imposing, in thickness and texture, walls and is one of the main examples of fortification in Valdambra. On the ruins soars the mighty rectangular Keep with the beautiful gateway to the inner courtyard with a central well, around which arose several houses, most built in the past centuries using the stones of the castle.
castello di cennina

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