the Ciclofficine in Bagno Vignoni

Ciclofficine is one of the experiences that the Poor Theater of Monticchiello offers as a Community Cooperative project. A new model of social innovation where citizens are both producers and users of goods and services.

With the Ciclofficine of Poor Theater we have decided to combine a service for bicycle lovers, electric and non-electric, with a project of integration and insertion in the world of work.

The shop is located at the entrance of the thermal village of Bagno Vignoni. We offers ELECTRIC BIKES, some of which are for children, an information point, recharge for electric bikes, and everything you need to enjoy a nice ride through the hills of the Orcia Valley!

To welcome you, you will find Giulia and Lamin… ABOUT US

the Monticchiello Cooperative

the Poor Theater

The Poor Theater of Monticchiello is a social and cultural project born in the 1960s. At the beginning of that decade, the Tuscan village went through a profound crisis connected to the rapid eclipse of the economic and social system that had characterized its existence for centuries: sharecropping. Work, culture and traditions are rapidly disappearing and the population is halving. Those who by choice or necessity remain then begin to reflect on the meaning of the rapid transformations that are sweeping their world and their identities. In a country without a theater it is thus decided to join together around an idea of theater in the square: a form of entertainment that will soon become an attempt at collective and ideal reconstruction of the meaning of one’s own lives. A form of resistance to the crisis.


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the Bronzino restaurant

Bronzino is the restaurant housed by the Poor Theater within its historic location: an ancient eighteenth-century barn, in Piazza Nuova, in the center of the village. The philosophy of the kitchen includes strictly local products, use of seasonal ingredients, attention to the local culinary tradition (we do not want to give up our pici!), but also some additional invention, opening to gastronomic experiments, a varied and often renewed cellar, evenings at theme. You will be welcomed among stage photos, objects and references to the peasant tradition, some old lighting tools now retired.

The atmosphere of the Bronzino is relaxed and welcoming: a few tables (better to book!), the courteous and attentive service … If you like to be quiet and take the time you want to talk to your guests, this is the right place!

For booking the reference number is +39 0578 75 52 73. Alternative number +39 0578 75 51 18. The closing day is Monday.


the Tepotratos museum

Tepotratos is the name of our museum. A name that seems an ancient Greek word, fascinating and mysterious. In reality it is an acronym that stands for: TEetro POpolare TRAdizionale TOScano. Charm and mystery, however, are two elements that you will find in abundance in the museum’s rich ‘scenographic’ layout: Tepotratos, in fact, is not a museum made up of objects on display, showcases, captions to read … but an environment designed to stimulate emotion, a path full of suggestions, sounds, voices and visions. When we present you scenes and images of the traditional Tuscan theater, which has taught us a lot, we want to offer you our homage to the peasant and sharecropping civilization, its entertainment, its world of popular poetry as simple as it is pure; to his irreverent, cheerful stories of “inverted worlds”, which often hid the desire for a more just, open and inclusive society.

The visit to the exhibition is free, for an interactive and multimedia visit it is necessary to contact our office at least a week in advance: +39 0578 75 51 18 or

Foresteria of the Theater

complete apartment up to 3 people in the historic center of Monticchiello

Charming apartment with two bedrooms, one double and one single, a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with living room and flat screen TV, and a large wood-burning fireplace. The style and furnishings are sober and typical of the most authentic Tuscany. There is no express breakfast service, but we will have everything you need on arrival. Wi-fi is free.

The house overlooks the main church and the square where the Teatro Povero company is staged every summer, from late July to mid-August. You will find yourself in the center of an intact medieval village, to experience an atmosphere with an ancient flavor, as if you were a real inhabitant.