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Encyclopedia > Chiusi
Comune di Chiusi

Municipal coat of arms
Country Flag of Italy Italy
Region Toscana
Province Siena (SI)
Mayor Luca Ceccobao (since May 26, 2002)
Elevation 4 m
Area 398 km²
Population
 - Total 8,125
 - Density 139.9/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 43°01′N, 11°57′E
Gentilic Chiusini
Dialing code 0578
Postal code 53043, 53044, 53040
Frazioni Chiusi Scalo, Montallese, Macciano, Querce al Pino
Patron Sta. Mustiola
 - Day June 17
Website: www.comune.chiusi.siena.it

Chiusi (Latin: Clusium; Etruscan: Clevsin; Umbrian: Camars) is a town and comune in Siena province, Tuscany. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... In Italy, a province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between municipality (comune) and region (regione). ... Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Languages in Iron Age Italy, 6th century BC Etruscan was a language spoken and written in the ancient region of Etruria (current Tuscany plus western Umbria and northern Latium) and in parts of what are now Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna (where the Etruscans were displaced by Gauls), in Italy. ... Languages in Iron Age Italy, 6th century BC Umbrian, an Italic language, is a dead language formerly spoken in the ancient Italian region of Umbria. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Tuscany (Italian: )is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ...

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History

For ancient history, see Clusium. Ancient Clusium was a Roman city, one of a succession found at the site. ...


It was one of the more powerful among the Etruscan 12‑city confederation. Map showing the extent of the Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities. ...


Main sights

The lowlands around Chiusi are a treasure trove of tombs for this civilization. The Etruscan Museum of Chiusi is one of the most important repositories of Etruscan remains in Italy.

Figure from the Etruscan Museum of Chiusi
Figure from the Etruscan Museum of Chiusi


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Transportation

External links

  • Official site
  • Chiusi Travel Guide




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Chiusi is an important town in the province of that name in Tuscany.
Chiusi formerly boasted of a famous relic, the betrothal ring of the Blessed Virgin, which was taken to Perugia about 1449 by an Augustinian friar; in consequence of this a war broke out between them, in which Perugia was victorious and remained in possession of the ring.
Chiusi was at first immediately subject to the Holy See, but was made a suffragan of Siena by Pius II.
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By train (station at Chiusi) it takes 1 hour 15 minutes to the center of Rome and 1 and half to the center of Florence (there is, therefore, a time and cost saving factor that is very important, plus the elimination of driving and parking problems within the cities).
Chiusi itself is extremely interesting to visit (Etruscan Museum, 6th century Chatedral, Chatedral Museum, Etruscan necropolis, Catacombs) and special events are organized (wine festival at the end of September and patronal feast in mid August).
Chiusi was at the height of its importance during the lucumon reign of the famous King Porsenna (6th Century B.C.) and today it still preserves its Etruscan and Roman origins, which make it an important and extremely famous archeological centre.
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