The origins

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The origins

The story goes that, in Ancient Roman times, these lands were home to the Ara Jani, the legendary temple built in honour of the God Janus.
A document dated 1208 certifies the submission of Argiano to the authority of the abbey of Sant’Antimo, with the related obligation to pay a special tax to the Municipality of Siena in order to pay off debts incurred as a result of the war against Florence.
At the end of the 14th century, the lands of Argiano were taken over by the Republic of Siena, subsequently changing hands among the most important families of the Siena area of the time.