Carlo Tardani’s Buonconvento
Carlo Tardani, a photographer based in Italy’s Tuscany region, has been very generous to share this beautiful image with us. It’s the perfect image to feature in the center of our site.
Buonconvento is a municipality, which is in Siena, a province in Tuscany, that is about 43 miles south of Florence and about 16 miles southeast of Siena. The name means “happy place” in Latin and the origins of Buonconvento date to the 1100s. Like many places in Italy, the region was annexed as part of Italy’s unification in 1861.
The works of Italian Renaissance artists can be found in the the Sacred Art Museum in Buonconvento, including Pietro Lorenzetti, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Andrea di Bartolo, Matteo di Giovanni and other Tuscan painters. These works were mostly found in nearby churches. One such church, The Church of Saints Peter and Paul holds the 15th Century fresco, “Madonna Enthroned with Child,” which is by Matteo di Giovanni.
Buoncenvento is also known for DOC Val d’Arbia white wine and vinsanto and white truffles that can be found in the surrounding hills.
To view more of the stunning photographic work of Carlo Tardani, please visit his Flickr photostream.