Sinalunga - is now a small industrial
town. From the 12C up until 1864 it was known as Asinalunga.
Here the Sienese defeated the English mercenaries of Niccolo
da Montefeltro in 1363; here also Garibaldi was arrested in
1867 by Vittorio Emanuele II, to prevent an ill-timed descent
In the ugly Piazza Garibaldi is the
collegiata (San Martino). The interior has large white stucco
statues of saints. On the south side, the third chapel contains
a 16C Crucifix.
To the right of the church is Santa
Croce with an 18C facade. In the pretty interior is (right
altar) a Marriage of the Virgin by the school of Luca Signorelli.
Also in the piazza is the church of Santa Maria delle Nevi
with a painting attributed to Benvenuto di Giovanni. On the
right of the facade of the Collegiata Via Mazzini winds round
to Palazzo Pretorio, in an unusual site, between two streets.
It is built in brick, decorated with
coats of arms and a tower. In front of the palace, a road
continues down to Santa Lucia (deconsecrated; used by a musical
society), which contains a fresco attributed to Benvenuto
di Giovanni. Beyond is a view over the Valdichiana.
How to reach Sinalunga:
From Siena, take indications for Bettolle >> Arezzo,
after about 40 Km you will see on your right the exit for
From the highway A1, exit bettolle and follow indication for
Siena. After about 9 km find the sign for Sinalunga.
Where is Sinalunga: is located in the east of Siena
province, in the border with the province of Umbria. See
Nearby: Trequanda, Lucignano, Val d' Orcia
Distances: Siena 44 Km - Florence 105 Km - Pisa 180
Km (highway)- Arezzo 45 Km
Correct name is Sinalunga
Common mistakes are Synalunga, Sinalonga, Synalonga,