Wiślica, located in the Ponidzie, was founded at least in 9th century. The legends have it that Wiślimir, the duke, was its founder and Wiślica derived its name from him. Wiślica was one of the towns of the state of Wiślanie, which was incorporated by Mieszko I in 990 in his domain of Polanie.
Włoszczowa was given by Queen of Poland Jadwiga to Marshal of the Crown Dymitr of Goraj in the late 14th century. Since then the town stayed in hands of private owners for many years. One of them, starosta of Chęciny Hieronim Szafraniec, managed to obtain municipal rights for Włoszczowa from king Zygmunt Stary (Sigismund the Old) in 1539.
The little town of Zagnańsk is located on the territory of the Suchedniowski-Oblęgorski Landscape Park, surrounded by beautiful woods of the Świętokrzyska Forest. These woods became an excellent source of raw material for the nearby foundries in Samsonów and Bobrza in the 18th century.
Zawichost upon the Vistula is located some 18 km north-east from Sandomierz. In the Middle Ages Zawichost was ruled by a castellan and was an important stronghold protecting the river crossing. In 1257 duke Bolesław Wstydliwy donated the town with surrounding localities to the local convent of Poor Clares founded by his sister Salome.
The crast phenomena on Zelejowa appear in numerous copybooks as a showcase of their kind. This region gained its fame because of the so called “Różanka Zalejowska” - the calcite of unique pattern.
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