Salimbeni Family

After informally controlling the Council of Riformatori that revolted against the Dodici government, the Salmibeni family became one of the most influential family in Siena during Catherine’s decade of travels.1This family was heavily influential to the Riformatori and maintained that power throughout Catherine’s lifetime. Catherine spent a few months with the Salimbeni family in 1377. Because they were the most powerful family, Catherine used their influence to try and start her own convent at Mountepulciano. She also was the reason why their daughter joined the religious life.