Pisa la zona del Valdarno
The town of Bientina, by its nature the village craftsman, is on the slopes of Monti Pisani.
Despite having lost its ancient medieval dresses to hire a connotation of a commercial nature, in Bientina you can visit: the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses the mortal remains of St. Valentine, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Etruscan Museum and the Church St. Jerome, where a permanent exhibition on the ancient history of the area. The collection includes artifacts dating proto-Etruscan-Roman and Etruscan Bientina found in the marsh during the excavation campaigns of 1953 and 1957.
Calcutta At the heart of the fertile plain of the Arno Valley Pisa is Calcutta, a lively and busy town, full of industries and handicrafts.
The name refers to the traditional craft of pottery and numerous lime kilns active until the sixties, when the vocation took on commercial and industrial predominance, especially in Fornacette, where you were born and production services.
Castelfranco di Sotto Castelfranco di Sotto, located in the foothills of Cerbaie, is one of the towns of the leather, the area where you produce shoes and leather and leather goods are exported all over the world.
If you have lost much of its medieval structure, Castelfranco has retained the urban layout of the Roman period, with two main roads that intersect at right angles to the four doors leading through the Bell Tower, the only remains of medieval times. Among the points of interest are reminiscent of the Town Hall, formerly the Palace of the Chancellery, the Collegiate Church of SS Peter and Paul (1284) and the Conservatory of the Sisters of St. Matthew (XVII).
Of Lombard (eighth century), situated on the Via Francigena, San Miniato assumed a leading role under the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa said, becoming the first seat of imperial vicar in Tuscany (in the Middle Ages the city was called San Miniato fact the German ), then a bishopric. Date from this period the construction of the Seminary, with its characteristic facade with frescoes, and the remodeling of the Bishop's Palace, both near the Cathedral.
Major manufacturing center of the leather, its economy based on processing of hides and skins since the eighteenth century, when the first tanneries in the area arose.
Today the transformation of the skin, still based on creativity and quality, is achieved through technologically advanced equipment and procedures that have improved the work environment and created specialized professionals.
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