Santa Maria a Monte

SANTA MARIA A MONTE – TOWN OF PISA

TOWN TEL 0587 261611 – Fax 0587 705117
ADDRESS Victoria Square, 47-56020

HOW TO GET THERE:

AUTO:

Pisa-Florence, exit Pontedera, follow the SS439 towards Bientina-Calcutta, to divert the shuttle to the bridge in the direction of Castelfranco di Sotto-Santa Maria a Monte

BUS:
Pontedera CPT-town destination, and even CPT or suburban destination Galleno Fucecchio

TRAIN:

Pisa-Florence, get off at Pontedera, then CPT-town (as above)


DESCRIPTION:

Center of the Lower Valdarno located on a hill between the south-eastern slopes of the hills of the Arno Cerbaie and fitted with a rock since the mid-thirteenth century, it was under the jurisdiction of the bishops of Lucca until the conquest of Pisa by the victorious Ghibellines Montaperti.

The old core is the most interesting examples of medieval Tuscan village, with typical oval structure set on a single main street.

There exist the remains of the fortifications and the fourteenth-century Praetorian palace, with a few coats.

The collegiate church of S. John, a bell tower, has a precious pulpit Lucchese Romanesque of the twelfth century, with carved decoration and a baptismal font.

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