Category: History, Art and Culture

Strozzavolpe Castle

The origins of the castle date back to the first half of the eleventh century. Subsequent interventions were carried out during the fifteenth, sixteenth and eighteenth centuries; the most recent restorations were carried out...

Morandello Chapel

The chapel is located along the road that leads from Sambuca Val di Pesa to the monastery and takes its name from the farm where it was built. The construction of the chapel was...

Fish Chapel

One of the three symbolic places of historic and religious heritage of Badia a Passignano linked to the figure of San Giovanni Gualberto, here in 1050, in occasion of the Leone X Pope’s visit...

Lucardo

Lucardo is probably the oldest settlement in the town of Montespertoli. According to Emanuele Repetti his name derives from locus arduousus but according to other sources it would be a derivation of the German...

Santa Maria Church

The castle of Marcialla already existed in the 13th century: the city of Florence, in whose orbit the castle was encumbered, authorized since 1383 the construction of a Augustinian convent with annexed church. From...

San Gimignano

San Gimignano rises on a place inhabited by the Etruscans, certainly since at least the 3rd century BC. The Hill was chosen for strategic issues, being dominant (324 m a.s.l.) on alta Val d’Elsa....

Ponterotto Archeological Area

In Ponterotto, in the valley between the left shore of river Pesa and the hill’s slopes, were brought to light, from under the alluvial deposit, a series of structures belonging to buildings of different...

Archer’s tomb

The tomb has a perfectly square burial chamber measuring 5.30 meters per side. The perimeter walls are made with slabs of Alberese. The two left and right walls hang for a few dozen centimeters....

Acqua Bolle Source

In and around Baccaiano, Montespertoli, in the Valley of the river Virge, lies the Sorgente water bubbles: the term source is improper because, actually, it is a gaseous mofeta escaping in a small ditch,...