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CRAFTS by MONTAIONE
Montaione is synonymous with high quality craftsmanship. Of ancient tradition is the work of terracotta and ceramics thanks to the presence, in this area of Tuscany, of abundant and good quality clay.
In the center of the village you can find hand-painted ceramics and assist in the painting of t...
Museum Leonardo da Vinci
Birth and history of a collectionThe idea of dedicating a museum to Leonardo in his home town was born in 1919 during the celebrations for the fourth centenary of his death, when the Conti Guidi Castle was donated to the Municipal Administration of Vinci.
After restoration of the building over the...
San Vivaldo the Jerusalem of Tuscany
The Sacred Mount of San Vivaldo in Tuscany is one of the sacred mountains spread in northern Italy, which were built between 1500 and 1600, dates back to the period between 1185 and 1280, when the area was in possession of the Friars of the Cross of Normandy is controversial between Castelfiorent...
Sanctuary of Santa Maria a Pancole
Along the Via Francigena, five kilometers from San Gimignano, a miraculous image is hidden from the caves for centuries
The sanctuary of the Most Holy Mother of Divine Providence is located in Pancole, 5 kilometers from San Gimignano. At the same place where the church now stands, there was a bran...
The "Garden Beneath Vico"
"We learn to accept differences
and live in harmony thanks
to our observation and
knowledge of the laws of nature."
The "Garden Beneath Vico" came into
being when a group of local people
decided to create, just outside the town
centre of Vico d'Elsa, a small botanical
garden. With the passage of time, ...
Via Francigena: Stage 8: From San Miniato to Gambassi Terme
From San Miniato starts a 23.7 km stop that takes less than 6 hours. After an hour of hiking, take a journey of extraordinary beauty along the rolling ridges of Val d'Elsa, scattered with castles, rocks, hospitals, abbey complexes, originated by the Via Francigena passage.
On Sigerico's path you w...
Benestare Park is the open area in the municipalities of Gambassi Terme and Montaione, a new concept of park, free from precise territorial delimitations and precisely for this part of the culture and history of the two municipalities.
The park offers some of the itineraries that enhance and allow...
Medieval village 18 km from Montaione rich in tradition and history immersed in the hills of Chianti and Vernaccia. From wherever you arrive, San Gimignano stands on the hill, 334 meters high, with its many towers. Even today it counts thirteen. It is said that in the 14th century there were seve...
Volterra, a "magic and mysterious" city, has its roots in three thousand years of history. Traces and testimonies can be found every time, which have contributed to making it unique in the panorama of the art cities. Of the Etruscan period remain the wall, the imposing Porta all'Arco, the necropo...
Montalcino is about forty kilometers south of the city of Siena, in a hilly area of unspoilt landscape. An agricultural landscape of great history and great beauty that, since 2004, is registered by UNESCO in the World Heritage Site. The Montalcino territory is made up of a single large hill, mos...
It is located about 40 km from Siena, opposite Montalcino. It is rare to find a place so rich of charm as Montepulciano, where Renaissance and Middle Ages are ... tasted together with a good glass of Nobile wine, a Tuscany excellence perhaps not known.
In Montepulciano, on the narrow narrow street...
For the beauty of its old Renaissance center in 1996, Pienza became part of the Natural, Artistic and Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, followed in 2004 by the same valley where it rises: the Val d'Orcia.
It is a rare example of Renaissance urbanism accomplished. Defined from time to time as the 'ideal...
Florence is 45 Km from Montaione and is easily reached from the Florence-Pisa-Livorno Highway. Cradle of the Renaissance, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a city with extraordinary museums, and then churches, palaces, villas: just look around to understand immediately how much Florence and the surro...
Arezzo was built in pre-Etruscan times in an area inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the discovery of stone tools and the so-called "Olmo man", dating back to the Paleolithic, near the Olmo hamlet during excavation work Of a short gallery of the Rome-Florence railroad in 1863. Are...
The city is universally known for its artistic heritage and the substantial stylistic unity of its medieval urban furnishing as well as its famous Palio; The historic center was declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.