Crespina

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Crespina Crespina

Involved in hostilities between Pisa and Florence, saw his castle dismantled, of which today no trace remains. At the end of the eighteenth century, life was linked to the great manor houses; Crespina nineteenth century was enriched by new and beautiful villas, made ​​famous by the presence of painters and artists, like John the Baptist Tempesti, Silvestro Lega, and Giovanni Fattori, leaders of the movement of Macchiaioli .

Among the villas are reminiscent of Villa Belvedere, in panoramic position with garden and orangery, Valdisonzi Villa Corsini, Villa Il Poggio, and Pepi Charles Villa-Museum, the famous art critic, open to the public for visits to the rich collection of 'contemporary art.


In the land of good wine is also produced by the presence of companies adopting innovative policies guarantee a quality production, as happens in Cenaia, the home of the Pisan Hills Wine Cellar.

The mild climate and natural environment characterized by the presence of numerous rivers and lakes are allowed to become a center Crespina flora and nursery class, so that every year, in September, is held in the Exhibition of Cenaia Wine and Nursery.

Another old tradition is the breeding of owls, once used for hunting larks. Always the owl is a true symbol of peasant folklore: it is dedicated to an important fair which is held on September 29, a monument in the country and a breeding center that the city plans to transform into a park for outdoor the recovery of protected species.