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Between the Arno and the Pesa valleys

 

Paesaggio Lastra a Signa
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Exploring the valleys of Tuscany to discover ancient churches

The road of the lower Arno Valley extends as far as the Pesa Valley. It begins near the Via Pisana and winds along the border between the towns of Lastra a Signa and Scandicci.
There are many ancient churches that dot this road. The first is the 12th-century church of Sant'Ilario a Settimo. Located in the surroundings is Villa Tassinara and Il Palagio dei Barbadori, two properties dating from the 15th to the 17th century, once owned by the Albizi family.
The church of San Romolo a Settimo is popular attraction due to its panoramic position, on the highest hill in the environs of Lastra.
Once past San Romolo, on the hills between the Arno and the Pesa Valleys, the churches of Saints Maria and Lorenzo in Marliano and San Martino in Carcheri (12th century) come into view.
Leaving Ginestra, the last stop of the itinerary is the 11th-century Romanesque country church of Saints Ippolito and Cassiano in Val di Pesa. It is located on the road that flanks the Pesa creek and connects Montelupo to the Chianti region.