Buonconvento tells a story linked to the land, to tradition, to the Art Nouveau style. The clay that shapes its territory has made it famous as 'the village of terracotta, brick, and the Crete Senesi', but its welcoming nature also speaks of pilgrims travelling along the Via Francigena, of a fertile and generous countryside. The village is still enclosed by a wall built in the 14th century; it enchants with the elegant Via Soccini, where the historic palazzi face each other: the Ricci - Socini palace that houses the Val d'Arbia Municipal Museum of Sacred Art, the Podestarile palace with its 14th-century civic tower, the Palazzo Comunale with its beautiful brick front, and the 18th-century palace of the Grisaldi del Taja family. Housed in the restored premises of the old 'tinaia' of Palazzo Taja is the Museo della Mezzadria Senese. And, finally, it is remembered for the mysterious death of Emperor Arrigo VII of Luxembourg in August 1313.