Monte San Savino

Recent discoveries have shown that Monte San Savino is a settlement of Etruscan origins. The town became especially important in the fifteenth century thanks to the Ciocchi del Monte family. The important family gave birth to many Cardinals and even a Pope, Julius III. The fascinating family palace, designed by the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, still stands in the center of Monte San Savino. Furthermore, in 1460, the famous sculptor Andrea Contucci was born here. Known as Andrea Sansovino, his artworks can be found in some of the churches in the town center. In addition to its historical heritage, Monte San Savino is famous for its roast pork, known as porchetta, and it is a true pride of the inhabitants.

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Monte San Savino

Recent discoveries have shown that Monte San Savino is a settlement of Etruscan origins. The town became especially important in the fifteenth century thanks to the Ciocchi del Monte family. The important family gave birth to many Cardinals and even a Pope, Julius III. The fascinating family palace, designed by the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, still stands in the center of Monte San Savino. Furthermore, in 1460, the famous sculptor Andrea Contucci was born here. Known as Andrea Sansovino, his artworks can be found in some of the churches in the town center. In addition to its historical heritage, Monte San Savino is famous for its roast pork, known as porchetta, and it is a true pride of the inhabitants.

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Art and culture

From the old Rocca del Cassero, in the summit area of Monte San Savino, the journey begins toward the discovery of the village. The village is an important center for the manufacturing of terracotta (baked clay), and is known for being the birthplace of the artist Andrea Sansovino as well as Pope Julius III.

History and Traditions

The Castle of Gargonza, still intact nowadays, hosted Dante Alighieri together with other Florentine exiles. Furthermore, we can find Palazzo di Monte with its gardens, and the Night of Count Baldovino, which hosts events, historical re-enactments and competitions between the town quarters, or districts. Monte San Savino offers all of this and much more.

Excellence and Territory

Discover the historic Ghetto of Monte San Savino and its typical food and wine. In particular, experience the delicious roast pork, known as porchetta, a true excellence that has been celebrated for over 50 years in the famous festival, the Sagra della Porchetta.

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