Sinalunga

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Sinalunga
Comune
Comune di Sinalunga
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Coat of arms of Sinalunga
Coat of arms
Sinalunga is located in Italy
Sinalunga
Sinalunga
Location of Sinalunga in Italy
Coordinates: 43°13′N 11°44′E / 43.217°N 11.733°E / 43.217; 11.733Coordinates: 43°13′N 11°44′E / 43.217°N 11.733°E / 43.217; 11.733
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Siena (SI)
Frazioni Bettolle, Farnetella, Guazzino, La Fratta, L'Amorosa, Rigaiolo, Rigomagno, Scrofiano
Government
 • Mayor Maurizio Botarelli (since June 2004)
Area
 • Total 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 12,482
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym Sinalunghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53048
Dialing code 0577
Patron saint St. Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Sinalunga is a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Tuscany region of central Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata di San Martino (16th century), built from 1568 over the ancient castle. The interior, on the Latin cross, has works by Benvenuto di Giovanni, Il Sodoma and Rutilio Manetti.
  • Palazzo Pretorio, built between 1337 and 1346. It was the centre of the civil power in the town, as attested by the podestà and Medici crests on its facade.
  • Church of Santa Lucia (erected in 1278), now used as auditorium.
  • Church of Santa Croce (15th century). It houses the Wedding of the Virgin by Luca Signorelli.
  • Church of San Pietro ad Mensulas, built in the 4th century on a pre-existing Roman edifice, probably the main station on the Via Cassia.

Twin cities[edit]