Located North-west of Siena, Val D’Elsa
is a wonderful valley, known for its Medieval and Renaissance architecture
In Casole d’Elsa
, you’ll find an exceptional museum
of Etruscan artifacts and Sienese artworks which hosts a ‘Madonna and Child with Saints’ commissioned to Andrea di Niccolò by the Agostani family in 1498. In this venue, visitors will also appreciate a ‘Visitation’ by Girolamo del Pacchia and a detached fresco by Pacchiarotto, which was once located in the Palazzo Pretorio.
The town of Radicondoli
, in the heart of the valley, was famous for wool-working
and features hints of the Renaissance at the Convent of Santa Caterina, where Pietro Orioli painted an ‘Assumption’ during the last part of the fifteenth century. Today, said work is exhibited in the Collegiata dei Santi Simone e Giuda