Although the area around Poggibonsi was already settled in the Neolithic age, the first traces of civilization dates from Etruscan-Roman age, attested by a series of necropolises and by place names such as `Talciona` or `Marturi` (from the Etruscan name of Mars). The inner old town of Poggibonsi actually corresponds to the ancient urban layout of Borgo Marturi, a settlement belonging to the overhanging Abbey and Castle bearing the same name. As early as the beginning of the 12th century, the village was an essential cross-road on the ancient Francigena Road. Sites of interest are the Fonte delle Fate (fairies` fountain) of the 13th Century, with its beautiful ogival arches and the unfinished fortress, designed in 1478 and from the Convent of San Lucchese, first belonging to the Camaldolese order and then from 1213 to the Franciscans.
Nearby: Visit the Chianti Area with the town of Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti etc. San Gimignano is only 11 Km away
Distances: Siena - 20 miles, Florence - 25 miles, Arezzo - 67 miles