Unique and special villages
Monte Sansavino, a town in the heart of the Valdichiana in Arezzo. It is a Renaissance casket that gave birth to Andrea Sansavino and is full of works by Vasari, Della Robbia and Sangallo. Entering from the Porta Fiorentina, in the Cassero, you can visit the Museo del Cassero, dedicated to the ancient ceramic tradition of the town. Do not miss the small and suggestive churches of Santa Chiara, Sant’Agostino and San Giovanni. Walking through the historic center we can admire the Palazzo Di Monte with its hanging gardens, the theater and prisons, the Logge dei Mercanti, the Cisternone of the sixteenth century. and finally in the ancient Ghetto, the suggestive Synagogue. Home of Porchetta and other products of the Valdichiana, a break in one of the shops in the historic center cannot be missed
Gargonza is a wonderful medieval village, with a typical ellipsoidal shape, with a solid circle of walls that recalls its ancient functions as a fortress: the rows of its houses almost necessarily follow the annular shape of the walls themselves. .
The village of Lucignano, recently nominated as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, characteristic for its electrical system with concentric rings, is another heritage of the Arezzo area. Among its treasures inside the Municipal Museum, we could appreciate the Tree of Life better known as the Tree of Love, today shrouded in the local legend of bringing luck to lovers who exchange promises of love in front of its branches. Tuscany is full of re-enactments and Lucignano is no less, in fact, the Maggiolata takes place on the last 2 Sundays of May, the event that marks the spring of Lucignano. It is a parade of allegorical floats completely covered in flowers with the participation of musical bands and folk groups from all over Italy and even from abroad.
Castiglion Fiorentino, a city rich of history and art, is located between Cortona and Arezzo. The historic centre is typically medieval, with its walls, gates and alleys that go up towards the Cassero and Renaissance testimonies, such as the Vasari loggia.Passing through the main door, Porta Fiorentina, and walking through the historic center, we arrive at Piazza Municipio, w here there is the Palazzo Comunale and the fantastic Loggia with open porticoes, with a wonderful view of the Val di Chio. Here we find the Pinacoteca Comunale, housed in the Church of Sant’Angelo, inside which precious works are preserved. You then reach the Cassero area, which offers a unique view of the village and the Valdichiana. Don’t missthe Civic Archaeological Museum and Underground Archaeological Excavation inside Palazzo Pretorio, a museum that collects archaeological finds from the area that traces the history of Castiglion Fiorentino starting from the etruscan period.
The charm of these places is the possibility to live an authentic Tuscan experience, appreciating its atmosphere, its rhythms and gastronomic tradition, such as sipping a good glass of wine in the company of a unique landscape.
Let yourself be enchanted by an unique and authentic Tuscany!