This beautiful medieval town lies in the hills between Arezzo and Siena. It has approx. 8400 inhabitants making it one of the larger villages in the Chiana Valley.
If you are looking for large groups of tourists with noisy guides, this is not the place for you! This town is quiet and scenic, and the few non-natives that pass through here tend to blend seamlessly into the background.
There are plenty of reasonably priced cafés and some good restaurants in the town. In addition visitors will find a charming market every Wednesday morning in the historic centre where they sell a special type of sausage meat with added herbs famous in this region.
During excavations in the 1800s, evidence of an Etruscan civilization in the historical centre was discovered. Monte San Savino later became an important medieval town and had its heyday in the 15th and 16 century. Here, one can find both buildings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, some of the most important are the church of San Giovanni, the Gothic church of Sant'Agostino, Sign dei Mercanti - "The merchant archways" - at the town hall and the church of Santa Chiara.