Radicondoli is a small medieval village, whose origins date back to very ancient times, in fact the first archaeological traces date back to the Etruscan period. Its appearance has been preserved almost unchanged over time, both in the urban structure and in the landscape.
The territory of the municipality of Radicondoli is located on the eastern edge of the Colline Metallifere (Metalliferous Hills) is almost entirely hilly, with an average altitude of 510 meters above sea level. In the territory of the municipality, it is located one of the eleven “Nature Reserves” established by the Province of Siena, “the nature reserve of the Cornate and Fosini” created in order to safeguard and protect areas with high value natural, historical and cultural heritage.
The territory of Radicondoli is rich in many species of plants and animals, including wild animals that inhabit or pass through during migration in these natural environments, some are very rare, such as the Peregrine Falcon and the Lanner Falcon. Among the most popular and well known are also the wild boar, roe deer, fallow deer, hare and pheasant.
Radicondoli is also rich in art; the main monuments worth visiting are: the Collegiate Church, with its majestic bell tower, the church of the Crucifix, the Old Parish Church of Our Lady and the Convent of St. Francis of Observance, just to name a few.
Insidethe Collegiate Church several paintings are preserved, including the painting of “Our Lady of Mercy,” of considerable artistic value, created by the Sienese painter Naddo Ceccarelli, a pupil of the school of Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi.
Radicondoli offers in addition to the splendid natural, architectural and artistic characteristic also typical dining places: Pizzeria La Pergola, Bar Restaurant Il Nazionale, Trattoria La Fornace, Restraurant Dietro le Mura (Behind The Walls) located in the small village of Belforte, part of the municipality of Radicondoli. For those who love sports there is an area that includes a football field and two tennis courts.
Especially in summer numerous events are carried out, such as “Estate a Radicondoli” (Summer in Radicondoli), a series of shows that boasts a tradition that dates back to 1986 and has attained a reputation nationwide. Another characteristic summer event is represented by “Festa di San Giovanni” (Feast of St. John), during which you can enjoy a range of local productions.
In the country there are also major services, such as pharmacy and surgery, as well as grocery stores, where you can buy local products. In the town center there is a wi-fi area completely free, organized by the Municipality of Radicondoli.