The city wall of Semproniano was constructed during the Middle Ages. It forms a more or less elliptical shape around the historical center of the village. Parts of the wall have been incorporated into several private houses.
Semproniano city walls
The city wall can be seen from outside.
History and description
The biggest part of the Semproniano city wall was constructed in the 13th century. The Aldobrandini had the defensive structures protecting the village renovated.
In subsequent centuries, the hamlet was often attacked, which sometimes caused considerable damage. In the 15th century, the rulers from Siena were forced to reconstruct parts of the wall.
However, unlike the castle, which went in decline toward the mid-17th century, the wall remained substantially intact.
Later, the inhabitants started incorporating the wall into their own homes. Often the city wall thus became the back wall of a private dwelling.
At the highest point of the village, the wall connects to the ruins of the former castle.