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Basciano and villa Parisini

In existence since the 12th century, Basciano is a small area on the top of a hill from which there is a splendid view of the surrounding countryside. It was widely restructured towards the end of the eighteenth century and still preserves the traces of the medieval period in the buildings on the northern side.
In the church of S. Giovanni, which is accessed through a neo-Gothic ogival arch, there is a 14th century fresco and a 15th-16th century polyptych.
A few hundred metres from Basciano stands Villa Parisini, which takes its name from the family who became its owners in the mid nineteenth century. The current complex was built at the beginning of the 1750's on the request of the noble Sansedoni family and was restructured in the following century.
The main quadrangular building is inspired by similar buildings of the Renaissance period, the period from which originate the numerous frescos which decorate both the interior and the exterior.
Opposite is an Italian garden while behind is an ilex oak wood with avenues of a romantic atmosphere. The complex also contains a chapel, stables, a lemon-house and other service buildings.

What to see in the local area

Where to sleep nearby

Le Muricce Strada di Basciano 24, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Le muricce 3 Strada di Basciano 24, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Le Muricce 2 Strada di Basciano 24, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Agriturismo Osea Strada della Staggia N° 32, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)