Tignano is an attractive example of a characteristic type of Tuscan village (hence the often-used name Antico Borgo di Tignano) that was formerly either a fortified village or a castle, in this case more a castle. Other examples are Montefioralle and Vertine. Tignano is located on a small and isolated hill (334 m) directly facing Barberino Val d'Elsa, with an extensive view of the Elsa Valley (Val d'Elsa) and the narrow Drove valley, and is probably the best example of a walled village in the Val d'Elsa. It has a circular castle-like structure with a central square and a gate defended by a keep.
Main structures comprising Tignano
Tower House in Upper Tignano
- this tower house was once part of the ring of defensive walls around the village.
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