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The Valdarno to see

Montevarchi - The Insigne Collegiata of San Lorenzo

Located in the heart of Montevarchi, the Museum of Sacred Art is adjacent to the illustrious Collegiate Church of San Lorenzo, defined as "one of the most beautiful examples of Tuscan Baroque". Since 1973, the year of its foundation, the Museum collects and preserves works of rare beauty such as sculptures, frescoes, objects of fine jewelry, sacred furnishings, reliquaries and illuminated codes. Among these.

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San Giovanni Valdarno, birthplace of Masaccio

Tommaso Cassai, called Masaccio, was the son of a notary from Gaiole in Chianti. According to Scheggia, his brother, he was born on 21 December 1401. His very short life, in fact he died in Rome when he was only 27 years old, constitutes however a fundamental event in the history of art of the early Renaissance.

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Borgo di Loro Ciuffenna - Pieve di San Pietro a Gropina

The Pieve di Gropina, is located about 2 km from Loro Ciuffenna, on the Via dei Sette Ponti towards San Giustino, to reach it take a detour to the right, which after 800 m from the junction leads to the village of Gropina. The beautiful Romanesque church of San Pietro or Pieve di Gropina, is one of the highest examples of the...

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Levane - Sanctuary of Santa Maria alla Ginestra

The sanctuary of Santa Maria alla Ginestra was called in ancient times "di Castelvecchio", taking its name from the proximity of the site located on the slopes of the hill behind it where the military castle of Leuna was located. The site was actually inhabited long before, given the discoveries that have been made, among other things.

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Balze del Valdarno - The fairy hole

One of the most characteristic of the Valdarno a road inserted in the protected area of the Balze del Valdarno is the Strada delle Cave, it cuts the countryside of Terranuova Bracciolini in the province of Arezzo from the junction of Piantravigne up to the hamlet of Penna, in this path of just 9 kilometers, there are detours to reach some of the most beautiful places of the Valdarno.

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