Between Siena, Val d'Orcia and the
hills of Montalcino
Buonconvento is now an important rural center; thanks to its particular
and strategical position, where the rivers Arbia and Ombrone join
together, along the old Via Francigena, it has a very ancient past.
The 24 of August 1313, after the conquest the town, died here the
emperor Enrich VII of Luxembourg, defender of the Ghibelline last
hope to reconquest Italy.
The town is for great part still enclosed inside the century city
walls, built by the Sienesi in 1371 in bricks, it still preserves
the monumental north gate )also called Senese Gate) and the rectangular
plan of that period, many of the towers and great part of the battlements