(Italiano) San Gusm
A walled village on the top of a Cialis 10mg hill, surrounded by fields of olives, vines and woods and with an incredible panoramic view of Chianti, ending at the Torre del Mangia in Siena.
This is not a dream, but rather the reality that may be lived at San Gusmè, a region with an ancient flare, located in the heart of Castelnuovo Berardenga just a few steps from the Castello di Brolio.
Two gates dating back to the XII Century allow access to the small historic center, circular in shape and with suggestive buildings, narrow alleys, small stone squares.
Among the jewels of the area is the Church of SS. Annunziata which inside holds an extraordinary Annunciation, work of artist Pietro Sorri from Siena.
One of the symbols of San Gusmè is the statuette of “Luca Cava”, placed at the entry of the town and representing the hero of a comical legend.
It is said that at the end of the ‘800s, the owner of an inn, tired of having to clean from his shop every day the dirt left by those passing by, decided to build a small closet with the sign “Public Bathroom”.
However the illiteracy which was common at the time prevented the people from reading the words. He then decided to build a statue, representing a man squatting, impossible to misunderstand.
The statue did not pass unnoticed. The people immediately understood, the place was clean once more and the little figure was given the name of “Luca Cava”. The Festa del Luca is dedicated, at the beginning of September, to this personage.
From Florence, take the Firenze Certosa exit and follow the signs for Siena. From Siena take the Siena/Bettolle highway; take the Castelnuovo Berardenga exit (14 km from Siena). Continue north for 5 km. to Castelnuovo and follow the signs for San Gusmè.
From Roma, Take the Valdichiana A1 exit, follow the signs for Siena. Take the Siena/Bettolle highway, exit at Castelnuovo Berardenga (14 km from Siena). Continue north for 5 km. to Castelnuovo and follow the signs for San Gusmè.
For more information:
Associazione Pro San Gusmè
Piazza Matteotti 8 – 53010 SAN GUSME’
Tel. e Fax 0577 359345
Web site: www.sangusme.it