Buonconvento (from the Latina bonus conventus, “happy place”)is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Florence and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Siena in the area known as the Crete Senesi.  Buonconvento  is mentioned for the first time in 1100. In 1313 the German emperor Henry VII died here.  It was surrounded by a line of walls starting from 1371, carried on by the Republic of Siena to which it belonged until 1559, when it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.


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