Guided tours in the Valdambra

BUCINE: The Romanesque parish church of San Giovanni Battista in Petrolo. The building keeps three exceptional works in glazed terracotta by Giovanni della Robbia datable between 1517 and 1521. GUIDED TOURS: from April to October: every Sunday and all holidays from 16:00 to 18:00 (visits on request for groups of at least 8 people on other days of the week). CONTACT: Gruppo Volontari Pieve di Galatrona tel. +39 338/2879310

The tower, called “Torrione”, has high-medieval origin with control function, 27 meters high, today is an exceptional place for one 360° view on the whole Valdambra. GUIDED TOURS: From April to October: every Saturday from 15:00 to 19:00 every Sundays from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00. Visits on request for groups of at least 8 people on other days of the week. CONTACT: Amici del Torrione tel. + 39 339/6749080

BADIA A RUOTI: Abbey of Badia a Ruoti, sacred medieval building of the ancient and powerful monastic complex. On the altar is exposed the altarpiece made by Neri di Bicci in 1472. GUIDED TOURS: Booking with “Neri Bicci” Association at the following telephone numbers: tel. + 39 338/5929912 + 39 339/2447023

BADIA AGNANO: Abbey of Santa Maria Agnano: an holy benedectine building, then camaldolese, and important artistic/architectural complex which in the past had control over numerous churches in Valdambra, Valdarno, Valdichiana, Arezzo and the Senese. GUIDED TOURS: Upon booking, contact the "Gruppo Ricerche Storiche Badia Agnano" association: Alessio Tel. +39 335/421763

SAN PANCRAZIO: Museum and digital archive of memory. Building where the historical documentation of San Pancrazio Nazi massacre is collected. GUIDED TOURS: Booking at the following telephone numbers: Luciana Tel. + 39 340/5075446

POGI: Pogi is a cosy village located a few kilometers from Bucine and the Roman bridge is the most significant historical witness of the whole Valdambra. The Bridge, as it now appears, is the result of a historical-architectural stratification well visible from the wall structure. The foundations are from Roman age, the bridge of Bucine rises on a side lane of the ancient Via Cassia which from Rome led to Florence. On these pilasters lies the original medieval structure formed by five arches with the typical donkey-back profile, with the central arches of a greater span.