Distance from La Fontaiola 23 Km
“Here of Arezzo him I saw,
who fell by Ghino’s cruel arm“
Dante - Purgatory VI, 13/14.
The unique Fortress of Radicofani, on the Via Francigena, erstwhile fief of Ghino di Tacco, also mentioned by Dante, occupies the highest point of a hill, at 896 metres, while the battlemented terrace of the castle reaches no less than 960 metres. The castle stands out forcefully atop a spur of Mount Amiata, offering sweeping views across the unequalled landscape of the Val d'Orcia, and originally controlled the border between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States.