Radicofani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Radicofani
Comune di Radicofani
Spring in Radicofani.
Spring in Radicofani.
Location of Radicofani
Radicofani is located in Italy
Radicofani
Radicofani
Location of Radicofani in Italy
Radicofani is located in Tuscany
Radicofani
Radicofani
Radicofani (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 42°54′N 11°46′E / 42.900°N 11.767°E / 42.900; 11.767Coordinates: 42°54′N 11°46′E / 42.900°N 11.767°E / 42.900; 11.767
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceSiena (SI)
FrazioniContignano
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Fabbrizzi
Area
 • Total85.2 km2 (32.9 sq mi)
Elevation
814 m (2,671 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[3]
 • Total1,088
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Radicofanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
53040
Dialing code0578
WebsiteOfficial website
Medici's fountain.
Downtown view.
St.Peter's church.
The "Rocca".

Radicofani is a comune in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located in the natural park of Val d'Orcia about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of Florence and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Siena.

Radicofani borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castiglione d'Orcia, Pienza, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano.

Main sights[edit]

The main landmark of Radicofani is its Rocca (Castle), of Carolingian origin and documented since 978 as Castle of Ghino di Tacco. Occupying the highest point of a hill, at 896 metres (2,940 ft), it was restored after the conquest from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1560–67). It has two lines of walls: the external one has a pentagonal shape, while the inner one is triangular, with three ruined towers at each corner and a cassero (donjon) which can be visited.

Also notable is the Romanesque church of San Pietro, with a nave, housing some works by Andrea della Robbia, Benedetto Buglioni and Santi Buglioni. Also by della Robbia is the precious Madonna with Saints at the high altar of the church of Sant'Agata

Climate[edit]

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is Cfa (Humid Subtropical Climate).[4]

Climate data for Radicofani
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
6
(42)
8
(47)
12
(53)
17
(62)
21
(69)
24
(76)
24
(76)
21
(69)
15
(59)
10
(50)
7
(44)
14
(57)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(33)
1
(33)
2
(36)
5
(41)
9
(49)
13
(55)
16
(61)
16
(61)
13
(56)
9
(49)
5
(41)
2
(36)
8
(46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46
(1.8)
51
(2)
48
(1.9)
53
(2.1)
53
(2.1)
36
(1.4)
36
(1.4)
46
(1.8)
58
(2.3)
69
(2.7)
76
(3)
56
(2.2)
630
(24.7)
Average precipitation days 7 7.4 7.7 7.9 8.4 7 3.9 5.1 5.6 7.1 8.6 8.2 83.9
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Radicofani
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". 2013.

Retrieved on July 29, 2013.

External links[edit]