Peccioli (Tuscany, Center)

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The slogan of the town of Peccioli is simple but significant: “Peccioli, a place to live. Well” It seems that the local council has made quality of life the way forward. A choice to be shared of course, but often difficult to put into practice, especially in big cities. Not here. Peccioli is a model of sustainability for all municipalities of less than 5000 inhabitants, who are fortunate enough to be located in the landscape that is the envy of Europe.

What not to miss
On top of a hill, along the River Era, Peccioli seems to be the perfect advertisement for Tuscany. We find all the old characters and traditions happily married to modernity and the enjoyment of life and the making of culture. Thus, in every corner of the village, visitors will find themselves face to face with works of contemporary art by international artists who have be called to Peccioli since 1991 to enrich the architectural heritage of the part of the town that suffered destruction during the last war, the medieval castle.
The most prestigious signs of the past can be found in Piazza del Popolo and comprise the Praetorian Palace, and the church, named after St. Verano who was born between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Towards the square, however, shows the reverse side, because the main front in beautiful Romanesque style with five arches, overlooks a smaller square. The medieval Praetorian Palace is home to the Museum of Russian Icons with its collection, made by Francesco Bigazzi, of 60 works from over the past two centuries.
Peccioli, with its neighbouring municipalities, is part of the Parco Alta Valdera, where six nature trails in the purest image of the Tuscan countryside have been created and which also touch on isolated villages and houses, often of remarkable monumental value. In the village of Libbiano there is the Galileo Galilei astronomic observatory whose aim is also didactic. The colombana grape has been cultivated for centuries on the hills of Peccioli and has an amber colour and sweet flavour,  yielding a delicious jam, much fought over by tourists with a sweet tooth.

Why it received the “Orange flag”, seal of tourism and environmental quality
The town offers visitors a lively, compact old town, a good variety of historical and cultural attractions and good environmental management of the local territory.

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Main cities: Pisa (42 km), Florence (74 km), Bologna (165 km)

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Podere la Vallina
via delle Colline 5/7 località Croce-Casciana Alta
Lari
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587689131-3393860217
Web: null

Castello dei Vicari
piazza del Castello 1
Lari
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587687116
Web: www.castellodilari.it


Museo delle Icone russe
piazza del Popolo 5
Peccioli
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587672877-0587672158
Web: www.fondarte.peccioli.net

Liquoreria Menini
via Belvedere 31
Lari
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587685122
Web: null


San Gervasio
via Palaiese località San Gervasio
Palaia
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587483360

Podere della Collina
S.P. delle Colline località Toiano
Palaia
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587632020-3338213299


Tenuta la Cerbana
via delle Colline 35 località Toiano
Palaia
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587632058-0587632144

Acquechete
S.P. delle Colline per Legoli 6
Palaia
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587632081


Parco Preistorico
via dei Cappuccini 20
Peccioli
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587636030

Terme Villa Borri
via Galilei 34
Casciana Terme
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 0587644608


Terme di Casciana
piazza Garibaldi 9
Casciana Terme
Provincia di Pisa
Tel. 058764461



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