|Panorama of Iesa (Lama)|
The place is about 7 km southeast of the capital Monticiano, about 25 km southwest of the provincial capital Siena and about 70 km south of the regional capital Florence on the provincial border with the province Grosseto . The place is in the range of hills Colline Metallifere at 432 m and has about 220 inhabitants. The population consists of the four hamlets Lama (approx. 150 inhabitants), Cerbaia (approx. 40 inhabitants), Palazzo (with Le Case , approx. 20 inhabitants) and Solaia (approx. 20 inhabitants). Other hamlets (or Borghi ) that belong to Iesa are Quarciglioni and Contra. The former settlements of Gamberucci and Renna no longer exist. The place is in the valley of the Merse (Val di Merse), shortly to the south flows the Farma , which flows into the Merse after Bagni di Petriolo (5 km southwest of Iesa).
The place was first mentioned in 1271, when the area was subordinated to the Podestà of Siena and thus became part of the county (contado). The Podestà of Siena sent a giusdicente minore to represent interests from Siena to Iesa. The place is also mentioned on April 1, 1338 in the documents of the Abbey of Sant'Agostino in Siena. In the 14th century the place came to the Vicariato di Monticiano . In 1749 Iesa became part of the municipality of Sovicille and has been part of Monticiano since 1833.
- Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo , also called San Michele a Jesa , church in the Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino . Was first mentioned in 1276 and was subordinated to the Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta in Tocchi in the 15th century . In 1618 it was subordinated to the Abbazia di San Lorenzo al Lanzo Abbey (also called Badia Ardenghesca , today is in the municipality of Civitella Paganico ). The church contains two statues recent, Madonna Immacolata and San Giuseppe , and a baptismal font from travertine from the 18th century. The sacristy contains the canvas painting Madonna del Rosario col Bambino (19th century).
- Chiesa di Lama , church near the main square in Lama, is also known as the Cappella della Madonna di Loreto a Lama or Chiesa della Madonna di Loreto . Made in the 16th century and contains works by Kurt Laurenz Metzler .
- Monumento ai caduti , a war memorial built around 1918 for those who fell in the town in the First World War . The memorial stone contains the inscription IESA / I SUOI GLORIOSI CADUTI / 1915–18 and the names of the fallen. There is a bronze eagle on the stone.
- Il Parco di Kurt Laurenz Metzler , sculpture garden
- Renna , former settlement with the church of Sant'Andrea, mentioned as early as 1276. Today parts of the ruins are still there.
The place has the junction Iesa on Strada Statale 223 di Paganico .
- Anna Maria Guiducci (a cura di) in: I Luoghi della Fede. Le Crete senesi, la Val d'Arbia e la Val di Merse. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore , Milan 1999, ISBN 88-04-46774-6 , p. 137.
- Emanuele Repetti: JESA in Val di Merse. In: Dizionario Geografico Fisico Storico della Toscana (1833–1846). Online version of the University of Siena (pdf, Italian)
- Ecomuseo Val di Merse to Iesa
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- Ecomuseo Val di Merse: Iesa
- Official website of ISTAT ( Istituto Nazionale di Statistica ) on 2001 population figures in the province of Siena, accessed on May 2, 2016 (Italian)
- Emanuele Repetti: JESA in Val di Merse.
- Website of the Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino on the Church of San Michele in Iesa ( Memento of the original from May 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed on May 2, 2016 (Italian)
- Ecomuseo Val di Merse: Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo
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